The Cleddau Challenge

This years' Cleddau Challenge saw 5 teams from New Quay take part. The race begins at Haverfordwest and finishes 12 miles later at Neyland, following the beautiful scenery along the river Cleddau. Nerves were high from all the crews - out of all 20 rowers only 3 had rowed this race before. The race began at 4.30pm with teams setting off at 30 second intervals. The Ladies vets were the first team from New Quay to set off followed 4 boats later by the New Quay Ladies team, both quickly establishing a good pace. All 3 men's teams were some of the last crews to set off, again getting into a good rhythm. Around the half way mark, the ladies had managed to catch up to the Ladies vets team amongst other crews. Around the halfway mark was where the mixed and men's teams were starting to catch up, all belting towards the finish. With the end in sight, everyone was giving it their all, to pass the finish line exhausted by elated. The Ladies vets team won their category, with the ladies team finishing a very respectable 4th. The men's team did extremely well and finished in 6th and 7th place with the men's super vets team coming 3rd. A great day all round!

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