The Devizes to Westminister is the longest non stop canoe race in the world, totalling a 125 miles, with 77 portages. The first 52 miles are along the Kennet and Avon Canal, the next 55 miles are on the River Thames and the final section is on the tidal portion of the Thames.
Shuna Braithwaite joined RLSCC last year and trains regularly with the sprint and marathon team. Partnering with Katherine Burbeck from Nottingham…Continue
Added by RLSCC on July 28, 2011 at 10:03 — No Comments
It is a truth universally acknowledged that when Roger organises a trip you are going to be travelling further than originally advertised. The survivors of the infamous Severn trip last year will testify to the bottom aching weariness that slowly takes over your body, seeping in through the tight cuffs of your cag, flowing down through your shoulders, cramping your feet in the tight confines of your kayak. The draggled remnants of the party that went on the Dove tour who limped back into…Continue
Added by Tessa Lukehurst on July 19, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments
It’s seven thirty in the morning at the club. Two minor miracles have already happened. Janet and my twenty year old son, Ben, are both up, making sense and on time. Roger is sorting kit out. Jodi is eating. We need another miracle, we have to meet Brian at the get in. I’ve been there before but always as a passenger. I put on a confident face and we set off.
It’s just after nine and we’re done with miracles. We’re in Cricklade, Brian has reluctantly put his book down and joined…Continue