Fifty miles in the wind and rain

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

A NINE-STRONG team from the Pi­rates Ca­noe Club bat­tled against wind and rain over the week­end to com­plete a 50-mile triathlon chal­lenge to raise funds for the Pil­grims Hos­pices. The two-day event saw them walk, cy­cle and kayak from Holling­bourne to Sand­wich over a course which fol­lowed the Pil­grims Way and the River Stour. To­gether they raised more than £800 for the hos­pices which are mark­ing their 25th an­niver­sary this year. The Ash­ford-based club, with more than 40 mem­bers, em­braces all pad­dle­sport dis­ci­plines, from sea kayak­ing to white­wa­ter trips.

In­for­ma­tion about the club is avail­able from event or­gan­iser Lind­say Wrat­ten on 07787 555235.

The team from Pi­rates Ca­noe Club com­pleted a 50-mile chal­lenge

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