Great news - Former GB wwr team paddler Gilly Mara has just stepped ashore having rowed the North Atlantic from New York to Falmouth.
A fantastic achievement but I think that is taking an aerobic training session a bit far.
BBC TV News covered the crew's return yesterday. A rib and a launch with friends and family went out at 5.00am to meet and greet The Liberty of Essex just beyond Falmouth Harbour.
The crew were in high spirits. They sung. Lots of cheers, flags, happy calls and banter. One of the welcoming party was Guin's sister Miriam (another Olympic silver medallist rower) said 'Their timing is out - shall I coach them in!' Also escorting the crew into harbour were the Falmouth Stand Up Paddle Boarders club, which was very much appreciated.
Skipper Guin radioed to Coastguard: "This is Liberty of Essex, just arriving from New York. Can we have permission to light a flare as we enter the harbour." Coastguard: "Congratulations to you all. You can light a white flare only, no red flare is allowed unless in distress. Well done." And hence the opening shot of the TV news story of the boat rounding into the harbour, flare shining through the gloomy dawn. A beacon for this astounding test of endurance and endeavour.