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Titan takes to water in local Dragon Boat races.

Titan takes to water in local Dragon Boat races.

Titan takes to water in local Dragon Boat races.

After last year’s debut, Titan has once again decided to field a crew for the St Neots Dragon Boat Festival.  The event, which is in its fifth year, will raise money for local charities as well as provide a fun and entertaining day out.  Teams are comprised of 10 people paddling, with a drummer at the front to keep everyone in time with each other.

2017 saw the Titan team finish the event in 7th, and ambitions for the 2018 event are already high, with training already resulting in faster times than last year’s performance by the team.  They have already shaved five seconds off the times from last year, and discussions have taken place for some additional training between now and the 4th August, when the races get underway.

Team Organiser Mandy McEvoy is optimistic, ahead of the event.  “Saturday saw our final training session in preparation for the 4th August event and boy did we do an amazing job!

Our fastest time for the first training session was 67 Seconds. Our fastest time on Saturday was 65 seconds so we are improving every time we paddle.

Our times last year were: 76.12, 73.48 and 70.93.  We were one of only 3 teams that improved each heat, with the other teams last year doing their best run in the 2nd heat (other than the Royal Engineers who had their fastest run in the semi-final of 65.57 seconds).”  

The event is held at St Neots Riverside Park, on the 4th August, and promises to provide close racing and lots of family entertainment.  The event makes up part of the Titan Social Calendar, which so far this year has included archery, karting, dinners out, trips to waterparks and race tracks.

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