Robs J16 Amy Bland reports on her reasons for suggesting a club quad entry in this year’s Great Ouse Marathon.

‘My friend from Sudbury, Ellie, had done this race in a single when she was WJ14. I thought it would be fun to do in a quad. We overtook four boats- two singles, a double and a four….it wasn’t that bad as you just kept going, except the last five kilometres seemed to go on forever. Hamish shouted at a man on a narrow boat, ‘How far is it to Ely?’ When he replied ‘About two miles,’ it cheered us all up. Our race time was 1:45:31, setting a record for Mx IM3 4X. We came 9th out of 28.
We’d like to thank Stefan, Chris and Donna for helping us to organise it.’