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Essex round-Britain rowers off the pace for record

13 June 2013 Last updated at 16:16 BST

The Essex oarsmen competing in the 2,000-mile round-Britain rowing race say they are tired but determined to finish their quest.

Josh Taylor and Alan Morgan and their two fellow rowers were just off Belfast on the Irish Sea when they updated BBC Look East's Mike Liggins on their demanding week.

The Islanders were chasing a world record for their non-stop row, two hours on, two hours off, but are now some way off the pace after hard conditions forced them to take shelter.

Their progress in the Anglo American Boat Race GBRow 2013 is being closely monitored on Mersea Island where Josh and Alan grew up.