Axe Valley paddle pair’s 29-hour marathon

Canoe duo complete the 125-mile Devizes to Westminster race

TWO members of the Axe Vale Canoe Club have completed one of the sport’s toughest challenges.

Tash Khan-Davies and Ben Sheddon endured one of the hottest April weekends on record to take part in the marathon

Devizes to Westminster race.

They were supported by six volunteers from the club, who fed and watered them, gave them information about the locks and weirs ahead and encouraged them when spirits were flagging.


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They completed the 125 miles, to arrive at the finish line opposite the Houses of Parliament, after 29.5 hours

The pair were raising money for the Devon Air Ambulance and the club and were sponsored by Morrison Engineering, Lyme Bay Winery, Mole Avon, Toucan Property services, Otter Homes Ltd and Strictly Business.

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