Percy Clears Cup win for Kevin

An on form Kevin added to his winning streak by following his win at last Sunday’s River Nene Race by taking the Percy Clears Cup. Sarah was second, Poppy third. Paddy was last.

An on form Kevin added to his winning streak by following his win at last Sunday’s River Nene Race by taking the Percy Clears Cup. Sarah was second, Poppy third. Paddy was last.

Percy Clears was one of four brothers who were club members in the early part of the 20th Century.

Percy, who was born in Fulham was killed in action  on 26th October 1918, aged 36 years, whilst serving with the Royal Engineers. The Cup was first raced for in 1926. More biographical details of Percy are shown at the link at the bottom of this article researched and prepared by John Tierney.

Today’s prizes were presented by Clare, a woman of strong principles, who formally joined the club in 2004 . Clare was a member of the Serpentine ladies team that undertook relay swims in aid of an Afghan charity supporting women and children. The Loch Ness swim took place on 5th August 2010 and took 13 hours and 23 minutes. Today, to celebrate that anniversary, Clare was wearing her rather fetching Serpentine tartan costume worn by the team on the swim. Clare was also instrumental in organising a Serpentine expedition to St Petersburg to swim with the local ‘Walrus’ winter swimming club. Clare had swam with the club while living in the city.

http://serpentineswimmingclub.com/news/50500/the-percy-j-clears-memorial-race-trophy

Winner Kevin

Clare Doyle