Record Broken - Circumnavigation of Ireland by Kayak
Harry Whelan from London and Jeff Allen from Cornwall completed the fastest recorded circumnavigation of Ireland by kayak - an incredible 25 days.
They spent their last few days of their adventure paddling constantly for over 250Km in 36 hours to reach Ardmore, Waterford - their final destination. They were delayed by one day due to poor wind conditions and extreme tiredness, but still managed to knock 8 days off the current record of 33 days, held by Mick O'Meara and Dermot Blout.
Experienced kayakers Harry and Jeff left on the 22nd April; their trip is also raising funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Action and the trip was filmed by Vaughn Roberts of Romany Productions.
During their adventure Jeff and Harry have been paddling though particularly unfavourable weather conditions - strong head winds, large swells and also had to deal with hypothermia, hallucinations, infected hands, no sleep and getting robbed.
Their blog can be found at www.expeditionpaddler.com