Port St Mary RNLI crew member strides to victory in South Africa

Lifeboats News Release

Andy Green who has been a member of the crew at Port St Mary RNLI for nearly 40 years won the 100 mile African Centurion race recently.

Andy crossing finishing line hoisting Manx flag

RNLI/Dave Kneen

The race was due to take place on Robben Island where of course Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for 27 years . Bad weather meant the venue had to be changed to a 400 metre track in an athletics stadium.

Having to endure a mind boggling 402 laps Andy suffered greatly from stomach problems and all the usual aches and pains both physical and mental, but being a veteran of the annual Isle of Man Parish Walk over 85 miles he eventually pulled off a magnificent victory.

The following day Andy celebrated his 65th birthday and managed to visit the famous Robben Island with his wife Linda.


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