As the UK basked in the sun there were two fantastic sporting achievements: Andy Murray ending the 77-year wait and being crowned Wimbledon champion, and the British and Irish Lions also secured their first Test series victory for 16 years as they beat Australia 41-16 to clinch the series 2-1.
However, both victories paled into insignificance as Premex medalled at the 2013 Dragon Boat Race in West Kirby. The annual event is organised by Carpenters Solicitors in aid of the charity Headway Wirral. The Premex crew, consisting of 12 men and two women, finished in second place as they battled again Laird Assessors and Carpenters Finance in the epic final across the marina.
The event involves paddlers taking to a Chinese War Canoe and working together to transport the vessel across the marina. Unfortunately, there was not much harmony in the last race as the team fought against a headwind, their dragon boat head fell off and ultimately they had to settle for second place.
Laura Thomas, Business Development Manager at Premex, chief drummer and team captain comments, "The event was a fantastic way to raise valuable funds for Headway and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The sun shone all day and the team battled right to the end, congratulations to all the team members and roll on next year when I hope the team can get to the top of the podium."
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. A network of local Groups and Branches throughout the UK offers a wide range of services, including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care.
Awards were handed out by local MP and Minister for Disabled People, Esther McVey. Thank you to everyone who has already sponsored the Premex team, anyone wishing still to donate can do so here http://www.justgiving.com/Premex
The Premex team with their silver medal