North Devonâ€™s iron man completes another gruelling endurance challenge
â€œTHE hardest paddle of my lifeâ€ is how Woolacombe ironman Nick Thorn described his epic paddle from Hartland to Croyde â€“ via Lundy â€“ at the weekend.
The 37 mile paddle on behalf of Childrenâ€™s Hospice South West had to be postponed until Sunday due to the weather, but large swells still made the crossing to Lundy difficult and described as â€œhellâ€ by Nick.
Eight-and-a-half hours later he arrived at Croyde beach to be mobbed by friends, family and Oceanfest revellers before receiving a guard of honour as hundreds of people formed a human archway to the main stage.
It followed on the heels of his exploits last year when he swam the 19.8 miles from Lundy to Woolacombe.
Read more about nickâ€™s adventures and preparation for the trip at http://nickthorn.tv.
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