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Raised so far
|Total Raised online:||£1,032.00|
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|Colne Valley Go...||£237.00||£0.00|
|Jen and Martin||£20.00||£5.00|
Help for Heroes
Event ID: 20101202-0956-9703
Well we did it. We started Paddling at 11am on Thursday and finished 5pm on Sunday. In total our runkeeper GPS told us that we covered 95.12 miles at an average pace of 1 mile every 22.46 minutes. It took 36.05 hours and we burned a remarkable 11,225 calories. We believe we burned thousands more given the 92 locks we had to portage and the many miles we have to man haul the 70lb boats and kit. High on adrenaline, energy drinks, mums cake, malt loaf and baked beans the four days flew past.
Starting at 6am and finishing at 2am each day we managed only 12 hours sleep over the four days.
We were overwhelmed by the wonderful support and encouragement along the way. The little things helped, a cup of tea made for us in a mug, the words of encouragement, help and advice on distances, collections in pubs, generous landlords, free beers, biscuits and beers tossed from boats to us, help at the locks and strangers digging into their pockets for sponsorship.It was remarkable the encouragement we received by the hundreds of people we met on route. A special thanks to my wife Beci and my family for their support, to Martin, Jen and Amber who took us through the tunnels on Tony’s Lad and spoiled us with good food and wine and the Warrington crew who were very funny and generous. It was truly an epic adventure and one I will never forget. The real positive is that Mark and I have raised over £2,000 between us for such a brilliant cause. Once again thank you for all your support and generosity.
I had the brainchild of a big Kayak adventure, something that would test me without killing me and would force me to develop new skills in alien water. This was in order to raise much needed funds and awareness for HELP FOR HEROES.
I have convinced Mark Wilde a good friend to share this Kayak challenge with me.
Who are we:
Jason Nottage is an experienced Kayaker and cyclist who has also completed the London Marathon. He has also obtained 2nd Dan's (Nidan) in Aikido and Karate.
Mark Wilde is an ex-sandhurst Army lad who has completed the 2007 London Marathon. Mark has also swam the channel in relay.
We intend to do this journey unsupported over 4 days. Camping and or sleeping in the wild or in the gardens of generous landlords. It has yet to be decided but it may involve a night time paddle.
If you have got this far thank you for reading and supporting us and Help for Heroes
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About Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses whilst serving our country. This is provided through grants to individuals, other Service charities, capital build projects and our four Recovery Centres across the UK, in Catterick, Colchester, Tidworth and Plymouth. These will offer support for life. The money raised by the hugely generous public has been used to support our wounded, but there is still so much more to do. Soldiers, sailors and airmen who are injured today will still need our support tomorrow and in the days that follow, for the rest of their lives. They are still battling and we won't let them battle alone.
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