So with the busy festive period upon us, two months of christmas purchases, sales and general madness, I took advantage of the last late Sunday start and a Monday off work to get out in the marathon boat. A somewhat excessive purchase to purely fit in with the club at Salmon Leap but has grown to be one of my favourite boats in my mightly armada. Being alone out on the lake is somewhat pleasing not having to show or prove anything, no rulebook or score sheet to tick just me and my boat eating up the Km’s.

The marathon boat offers some great fitness training much in the same way a road bike allows you to pedal with minimul drag the K1 efortlessly glides through the water, with the power button pushed the boat lifts and accelerates swallowing the water and leaving it for dust. The speed, the grace, the hard work so many reasons to be out in the boat. But for me the peace and tranquility of glass like water the quiet hum of the distant traffic and the knowing its just me and the water.