DJ left trailing behind Harry

RADIO DJ Tom Evans was left humbled by nine-year-old record-holding Ely swimmer Harry Love on Monday night. The 28-year-old 6ft Q103 presenter took on City of Ely Swimming Club s oldest and youngest record holders – Harry, from Ely, and Audrey Head, 75, f

RADIO DJ Tom Evans was left humbled by nine-year-old record-holding Ely swimmer Harry Love on Monday night.

The 28-year-old 6ft Q103 presenter took on City of Ely Swimming Club's oldest and youngest record holders - Harry, from Ely, and Audrey Head, 75, from Witchford.

The 50-metre breaststroke race at the Paradise Centre saw Harry romp to first place in 48.84sec, with Tom second in 55.89sec and Audrey third in 1min 5.23sec - more than three seconds faster than the regional record she set last month.

Race commentary was broadcast at 8.15am on Tuesday.


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Elaine Hill, coach at City of Ely Swimming Club, laid down the challenge.

She said: "I don't think Tom fully realised what he had let himself in for. He probably thought he would win easily, but there really is no substitute for skill and stamina in a swimming event, particularly one as technical as breaststroke."

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Swimming club member Alison O'Connor said: "We always knew Harry would give Tom a run for his money but we were really pleased that he won by so much. Tom didn't take defeat gracefully - he claimed that Harry had cheated with a false start and that he should be tested for taking too much Lemsip."

She added: "We're also really pleased for Audrey and will see if we can get her time officially recognised as a new record."

INFO: To find out more about City of Ely Swimming Club, go to www.elyswimmingclub.org

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