Rutland Marathon 2007
Rutland Marathon raises £2676.50
This year’s NCH Rutland Marathon was held at Rutland Water on Saturday 19th May as part of the UKWA Inland National series Round Two. The event itself was a tremendous success, amongst competitors, the trade who supported the event with demo equipment and the general public.
The Charity marathon began shortly after 4pm. The wind had been blowing 20 knots all day, but just before the start moderated to approx 7 knots. Quickly changing from his Formula kit to an F2 raceboard it was event organizer Bob Ingram who rounded the first mark, the south arm tower, in a very comfortable first place only dropping to second as he entered the north arm But suddenly the stronger winds returned and the formula boards which had been lagging behind soon took over and dominated the remainder of the race. Keith Atkinson was again victorious in a winning time of 43 minutes.
The event raised a record £2676.50 All competitors received a complimentary T shirt which was supported by the trade. In the evening Debbie Smith from the National Children’s Homes Charity presented the prizes and competitors enjoyed free drinks courtesy of Scottish & Newcastle Brewery.
Special thanks to everyone who supported the event and gave their time so willingly.
Event sponsors; Boardwise, Oxendon Trailers, 604 Distribution, Noble Marine Insurance, Ultra Sport, Windsurf Magazine, Surf Sales, Boards Magazine, Tushingham Sails, Rutland Water Sports, Demon Sails, The RYA, UKWA Midland Region, Whitwell Funboard Association, Rednemesisdog, Mex Homes Limited, Riks Windsurfing, Sola Wetsuits. Further details at www.midlandswindsurfing.org.uk