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Devizes To Westminster Canoe Race
Easter 2018 + 19

What I learnt

  • Extreme Determination

  • Teamwork in tough situations

  • Resilience
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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.