Tristan Association member
from Clevedon, North Somerset,
raised £730 in her 2013
sponsored cycle initiative achieved
by 'riding' 100 miles
on her home-based exercise bike.
Linden is 69 and has health problems
which would prevent her
from doing a continuous
road cycle ride,
so her achievement
is all the more brilliant.
Linden has taken an interest
in Tristan da Cunha
since hearing of the 1961 evacuation
and realised her dream of going there
when she visited aboard RMS St Helena in 2001
(her photo left shows Linden ascending the RMS' rope ladder on returning to the ship)
Linden loved visiting Tristan and said:
'I was, and still am, very much in awe of people who are so self-sufficient
and have so many talents and abilities which I don’t have at all.'
Alison Hentley successfully completed her 10th half marathon
in the Bristol event on 15th September 2013.
Alison found the run quite painful this time -
and thinks it might be time to hang up her running shoes!
She managed 2 hours, 3 minutes and 50 seconds, which she described as
'quite good considering I had not trained enough.
Weather was okay - not too cold and we managed to avoid the rain too.'
So this might be the chance for friends of Tristan to make a special effort to support Alison's fantastic effort to again lead from the front to raise funds for the Tristan Education Trust Fund as it supports students studying overseas.