OverviewSee The DW Official Website
"The Devizes to Westminster International Canoe race is an ultra marathon that takes place every Easter weekend and is the longest non-stop canoe race in the world."
"DW is a severe test of skill, physical and mental stamina and planning which produces a memorable sense of achievement for those successfully completing it"
What I learnt
- Extreme Determination
- Teamwork in tough situations
This is the largest and most demanding challenge I’ve set myself, to date. It required grit, determination, stamina, teamwork (2-person kayak) and an extremely resilient mindset. It reinforced the importance of maintaining a positive focus no matter what the situation and to never to give up! It also demonstrated the need to encourage one another. I trained 3 to 4 times a week in all types of weather over two years to compete in the 2018 and 2019, U19, K2 kayak race with my colleague. Over the four-day kayak race, we had to camp and cook for ourselves. In 2018, the race was sadly stopped half way through due to severe weather conditions. We returned in 2019 and achieved 4th place out of 76 crews. We established a school record for the highest placed crew of all time (50 years). The school awarded each of us a cup and full sporting colours.