Avon Descent: Steve and Alannah Brown in winning father-daughter effort


Steve and Alannah Brown in action in the Avon Descent.
Steve and Alannah Brown in action in the Avon Descent.

IT was tears for Eglinton father-daughter team Steve and Alannah Brown in an emotional fifth-place finish to the Avon Descent power boat race.

Entering for the first time as a pair, the duo performed strongly to win the 10hp Super Standard class and finish fifth overall.

The racers in team 142 were seen to be overcome with emotion as they crossed the finish line after two days of hard slog.

Brown, in his 22nd Avon Descent, came sixth in the event last year but was not racing with Alannah (17).

With Brown donning an AC/DC helmet, fans of team 142 were decked out in black shirts and red flannelette.