VIDEO: Free Press reporter swaps newsroom for the Jet Set

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For the adrenaline junkie it is the perfect sport – speeding along the water at 70mph – but for a brave (some would say), but foolhardy reporter it is?

It seemed like a good idea at the time when my line managers David Kessen and Chris Page said: “ who wants to ride with a professional on a jet ski down at Lakeside in Doncaster?” The silence was palpable as no one volunteered and the rattle of keyboards was deafening as my colleagues worked like never before, but always up for a challenge I raised my hand – deal done.

Nigel Booth pictured with Jet Skier David Godlington at Lakeside. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 22-07-15 Jet Ski MC 3

Nigel Booth pictured with Jet Skier David Godlington at Lakeside. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 22-07-15 Jet Ski MC 3

As the day approached I had second thoughts; this was a young man’s game and not for the faint hearted, but I had committed and nothing was going to stop me.

Everyone thought it was a great idea from the comfort of a warm office chair as I made my way down to meet two of the competitors, Kaza from Hungray and British competitor, 32-year-old Dave Godlington from Preston, on the eve of an international jet sport grand prix.

• To read more by the July 30 edition of the Doncaster Free Press

Nigel Booth pictured with Jet Skier David Godlington at Lakeside. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 22-07-15 Jet Ski MC 9

Nigel Booth pictured with Jet Skier David Godlington at Lakeside. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 22-07-15 Jet Ski MC 9