Will Carp, a student at Marlborough College, completed this year’s Devizes to Westminster canoe race raising £2500 for UWS.
In any year this is a great achievement but this year it was particularly impressive as competitors endured snow, ice and conditions more akin to the Arctic than Wiltshire.
Many competitors dropped out, but our man pushed on to the bitter end, including having to carry his canoe over a frozen river at dawn, capsizing into the icy depths, and sleeping in a frozen tent. An unsung hero for sure.
Watch this space: Chris Howarth and Richard Carp have agreed to tackle the canoe race next year. (One of these two is over 60 the other a granddad!! Who is going to join them?)