E. G. L. S. T.
|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!