Twenty nine Walton members completed all 50km of the Boston Marathon. Despite the rain, wind and weed slowing things down, Walton had four crews in the top 12 out of 240 starters, and set 4 new course records. The Senior quad led the way with the overall win in a time of 3.19.04. The mixed octuple of Naomi Allberry, Nick De Cata, Holly Stead, Hannah Paremain, Natalie Dailey, Elliot Tarrant, Nick Clarke, Rupert Adams and Ross Jones came 7th overall in 3.48.58. Possibly the most impressive performance of the day was the young quad of Callum Gathercole, Ali Douglass, Harry Gaywood and Andrew Bedford who not only won the older J17 category, but set a new J17 record of 3.49.45 and came 10th overall.

Sam Wilson sculled a brilliant race to set a new IM3 record of 3.52.14, as well as being the fastest single and coming 12th overall, beating all the eights!

Oli Knight also showed his class by lowering the J15 singles record by over 20 minutes to 4.12.34 The girls quad just missed out on their record attempt in 4.15.48, whilst the WJ18 four of Holly Jones, Sophie Walker, Julia Clarke and Hannah Traylen set a new best of 4.29.34.

Ian Robinson and Sam Ball showed real determination in completing the gruelling course in their singles in 4.24.14 and 4.56.04

A special thanks too to Brian, Karen, the Tarrants and the Daileys for the driving and bank support, and all the other families who came to watch.

Now the aches and blisters are subsiding, people are already talking about what boat they want to do it in next year!

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