Cyril and Yvonne Wood cup - what we missed on 3 October

A fondly remembered couple

Last Saturday's race would have been for the Cyril & Yvonne Wood cup.  Cyril was handicapper in the early 2000s and introduced a "scientific" element to handicapping by using a tape recorder to log race progress in real-time.  Yvonne would swim before each Saturday's race, changing swiftly to then assist Cyril as a judge.  They were members of both the Serpentine and South London swimming clubs.  On Christmas morning Cyril would race in the Serpentine at nine o'clock, then move on to Tooting Bec to take part in their race at eleven.  Cyril was club President, 1995-98.  He won the Peter Pan Cup in 2000.

Paddy Boyce has provided the race prizes since 2016

Paddy Boyce has provided the race prizes since 2016

Paddy, 2001

Pot-hunters, 2003

Pot-hunters, 2003

Cyril with Alan Lacy

Christmas 1989

Christmas 1989

Cyril and pals, Christmas morning

Marathon man

Marathon man

London Marathon 1991

Stockholm Marathon 1991

Stockholm Marathon 1991

Note the proudly worn tee-shirt

1994 guest of Petersburg Walruses

1994  guest of Petersburg Walruses

Cyril the Walrus

St Petersburg

St Petersburg

February 1994

Christmas winner 2000

Christmas winner 2000