Helen Loney beats the British Outright Ladies Water Speed record

Helen Loney, a chartered surveyor in Capita Symonds’ Blackburn office, has smashed the British Outright Ladies Water Speed record at the Coniston Water in the Lake District.

She reached an average speed of 125.8 mph in her Formula 1 race boat Crescendo at the annual powerboating ‘Records Week’ event, beating the previous record of 115.1 mph.

Loney also set a new Electric Outright Water Speed World Record of 76.8 mph in FireFly, her 15ft three point hydroplane.

Her team the Electric Record Team UK specifically designed and built the boat which they hope will one day be able to break the magical 100mph barrier.

Loney, who owns her own Formula 1 race boat, has been racing on Windermere and Barrow-in-Furness Docks for over six years.

Her team is sponsored b: Agni Motors, P.D.S Engineering, Capita Symonds, DHM, Exide Technologies, West Systems, Lunar, South Cumbria Construction and Cherry Concepts.