Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race 2018

125 miles of kayaking, or canoeing, from Devizes to Westminster Bridge is a formidable challenge for senior and junior teams alike. All junior teams undertake the challenge over the four days of the Easter weekend.

From fairly humble beginnings the popularity of this event for the Lower and Upper 6th has grown year on year so that Marlborough has now become one of, if not, the largest school team entries. In 2014 the College were runners up in the Schools competition.

Training starts in the Michaelmas term three afternoons a week. Endurance and the necessary skills are developed including portaging techniques (exiting the water with your kayak to run around one of the 77 obstacles that have to be negotiated between Devizes and Westminster) so that our crews have the best chance of completing the challenge.

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