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Teen kayak enthusiasts complete 125-mile endurance test

A group of girls from Launceston have completed the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Marathon. Ellie Glossop, Natalia Sparrow and Bliss Ellacott, who all attend Kelly College in Tavistock, managed to finish the gruelling challenge with their partners, the Cornish Guardian reports. It is nicknamed the canoeists' Everest and the course is 125 miles long, with 77 portages at which … More

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Kayak enthusiast successfully completes 125-mile race

A fundraiser from Turvey has successfully completed a 125-mile paddle race in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease charity. Mark James told the Bedford Times and Citizen how he was inspired to attempt the feat after reading about legendary adventurer Ranulph Fiennes. He explained how Fiennes, who was the first person to complete an unsupported crossing of the Antarctic continent, … More

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Kayakers warned after attacks by aggressive swan

Canoe enthusiasts have been warned about taking to a stretch of water in Northamptonshire following a spate of attacks by an angry swan. The four-foot-tall creature known as Tyson has made a two-mile stretch of the Grand Union Canal out of bounds to river users due to his aggressive behaviour, the Daily Mail reports. Kayak insurance customers may want to … More

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Kayak rescue leads to lifeguard receiving prestigious award

A north Yorkshire lifeguard is to receive the highest honour that can be bestowed on a member of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Shaun Messruther, a RNLI lifeguard supervisor, rescued a kayaker who got into trouble off the coast of Sandsend last year, the York Press reports. The actions of the 40-year-old may have helped to save both the … More

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Kayak challenge planned in memory of enthusiast

Two members of York Canoe Club are planning to embark on a 155-mile charity paddle in order to raise money in memory of the late Kate Stainsby. The Gazette and Herald reports the 41-year-old died on New Year's Day after becoming trapped under water when her canoe capsized. John Raper and James Barnes are now planning to complete the three-day … More

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