Boston Rowing Marathon
Lincoln to Boston
6 hours 47 Minutes
In 2008 I sculled the Boston Rowing Marathon to raise money for Winter Comfort
a charity for the homeless.
It began on a beautiful September morning in Lincoln. After a delayed start, requiring an emergency extraction from the reeds,
All went exceedingly well for the first 10km, so well that I decided to pause my race and take a little swim in the River Witham.
Having clambered back into the boat, I dried myself off and continued my journey. I maintained a leisurely pace, nodding
encouraging to everyone else on the river as each, in turn, passed me by.
Strengthened by my invigorating swim I pushed onwards until, with dusk approaching, I could see the tower of the Boston Church
over my weary shoulders.
Six hours, forty-seven minutes, fourteen seconds - never again!
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