Mersea Island: Quartet set record for rowing around Britain in fastest time
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A quartet has broken the record for the fastest time rowing around Britain.
The Islanders – Josh Taylor, 23, and Alan Morgan, 24, both from Mersea Island,Guernsey’s James Plumley, 24, and Gavin Sheehan, 25, from Cork – spent the last 26 days rowing 2,000 miles.
The crew crossed the finish line at London’s Tower Bridge to win the GB Row 2013 race, scooping £115,000.
Mr Taylor said: “We didn’t want to let anyone down so we pushed hard.
“Every time we got knocked down, we got back up and carried on going.”
Six boats began the race on June 1, but four pulled out with mechanical while the Islanders remained on course.