Easter weekend once again saw two College boys participating in the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race (DW). This year Cameron Logan (L6, BH) and Willie Weston (L6, BH) took on the challenge of the 125 mile course - and completed it in just over 21 hours!
The boys finished 15th in the Junior Doubles class - out of 62 entries.
The DW has been held annually since 1948 and is considered one of the most demanding endurance events of its kind.
Before the race Cameron stated that "When I decided to take part in the DW race, I didn't quite appreciate the enormity of the challenge which is taking place at a time when I am also preparing for my AS level exams. However, the difficulties presented by the training, the conditions and the amount of effort exerted by my team mate and I have provided the drive and inspiration to complete the challenge in order to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charities."
Willie commented that his challenge for this Spring was "passing my AS levels and completing the DW - this is a gruelling four day race -- 125 miles long, with 77 portages for locks and the last 17 miles in the tidal part of the Thames."
Although the race was gruelling the boys' determination to raise funds for their chosen charities spurred them on to the finish line in Westminster.
After the race, an exhausted Cameron said "We have finally finished the 2014 DW and I couldn't be any happier. Completing this race was probably one of the most difficult challenges I have undertaken and it was made all the more memorable by the fact that we have been able to help raise money for some very worthwhile charities. I look forward to facing many more of these types of challenges in the future."
In preparation for the DW race Cameron and Willie began training hard in November 2013 and completed two other races.
If you would like to support Cameron and Willie and their chosen charities, please click on the links below to make a donation:
The boys raised money for Action for M.E., The Brain Tumour Charity and Street Hope.