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Day 5 update

Day 5 update

Almost there.. we managed to catch them coming through the main section of central London.. the bit of the Thames most people know. As you can see they have gone from dominating the narrow parts of the river, to being dwarfed by the mighty City of London. Well done guys..…
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Something to make you chuckle…

Something to make you chuckle…

Support Crew member Stuart Bird stated that if we received £500 in donations today... he would jump in and skinny dip in the Thames. ..then sister of Support Crew member Ritchy said that if he goes in too... she would double her donation. Please see above pictures of the event…
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Day 4 update – SUPPORT CREW SHOUT OUT

Day 4 update – SUPPORT CREW SHOUT OUT

As evening sets in on day 4 of this challenge, we feel it's time to give our amazing on site Support Crew a shout out, as we literally couldn't have done this without them. From left to right: Ritchy Fahy, Chris Wright, Nathalie Rowe, Nobby, Stuart Bird, and Nick Bowler.…
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Day 4 update

Day 4 update

It’s tough going today, but look who came to boost our morale... Dean Cruise, an old Grantham school friend of Mark, Brad and Paul who now lives down south. Dean came to meet and surprise the guys at the Old Bell Weir near Runnymede On Thames. It was the boost…
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End of Day 3 update

End of Day 3 update

We came off the water at Marlow Lock at around 6.30pm this evening after another great effort from the whole team today.. and in 32°c The guys are all wrestling aching shoulders, backs and legs, soggy hands and feet, blisters to hands etc... the list gets longer every day, but…
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Day 3 – midday update

Day 3 – midday update

Our first stop was Mapleduram Lock this morning, and thank you to Vicky for you help and knowledge at this point, it was greatly appreciated and spurred the guys on. The team have made great progress so far today, considering the heat - it is still very hot in this…
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Day 2

Day 2

Day 2 and the guys are doing ok. With the help of the support crew they set off again around 7.50am. Looks like it's going to be another hot one today. These kayaks will be their homes for the next 10 hours or so. Please help us to meet or…
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And we’re off…

And we’re off…

In the early hours of this morning the guys set off from the most navigable part of the beginning of the River Thames in Lechlade, Gloucestershire on the start of the week long challenge... ...and what a beautiful day to start the challenge. However, please don't be fooled, as from…
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Here we go…

Here we go…

9.30am this morning The Long Way Back team left Grantham for the start of our charity challenge. It’s been 6 months in the making, but the day is almost upon us, and tomorrow all the hard work begins. Circa 10hrs a day kayaking up the great River Thames for hopefully…
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