Another growing tradition at ATP is the yearly Dragon Boat Race, so the ATP Health and Fitness machine came together for the second time in as many years to enter the 2013 Chippenham Dragon Boat race. This is also a money raising event, with each crew member adding a sponsorship contribution to the team, with that total going towards our chosen charity. ATP members united to make a team for the Annual Rotary Club event at Monkton Park and what a beautiful day it was with soaring 30 degree heat and gleaming sunshine, stark contrast from the weather experienced this time a year ago! Whilst the conditions made the three races more gruelling, it certainly added to the enjoyment of the day.
With a relatively new crew to the one in 2012, the team gave it 100% effort in the three races, registering a better time with each attempt. Each race time improved by around 3-4 seconds which was, unfortunately, not fast enough to progress any further, but brilliant fun nonetheless. Well done to everybody that made the effort not only on the day, but in all the build up before. It’s really great when everybody comes together like this to raise money for good causes.
The 17 member crew (below):
The 19 member crew (below):