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Homage to Ken

Posted by Vikas Nanda on April 23, 2015 at 5:40 PM

Tim Russell wrote on 21/4/2015

Homage to Ken

Where do we begin to tell the tale

Of Sailor boy’s quest for the holy grail

To receive the one and only award

Granted by the “Eis Balls committee board”?

The challenge was there and had to be met

To complete 31 swims and not forget

To send daily photos for all to see

Of his exploits in water under 10 degrees C

It started well when the weather was still cold

But at some point was almost put on hold

When the water temperature began to rise

As recorded on the board that never lies

Undeterred and thanks to his granite will

Our Ken persevered throughout the winter chill

As nothing on earth was going to stop this man

From ensuring that he stuck to his game plan

At times he drove his PA to distraction

With what can only be described as urine extraction

In organising work around his daily dips

On his frequent and varied foreign trips

Whether early morning, noon or night

Sailor boy did what we all know is right

And upheld the honour of a fine institution

Even running the risk of a Welsh persecution!

So let us doff our white caps to the great man Ken

And congratulate him for his commitment once again

No Eis Balls Cup this year, it’s true

But we in the EGLST salute you!


Categories: Poems

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