Seaford students in final prep for gruelling 125-mile canoe race

Students have been preparing for the race for a long time
Students have been preparing for the race for a long time

Seaford College students are entering the last weeks of training for a gruelling 125-mile canoe race.

Headmaster John Green invited the teams and coaches to an afternoon tea in his study to congratulate them on their efforts getting ready for the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race this Easter weekend.

Tea with the headmaster

Tea with the headmaster

Charles Lunt, one of the coaches said: “It’s tough, during the race it’s gruelling and can be painful.

“My advice is to smile when it hurts and keep focussed on your goal”.

For many of the students training for the race was their first experience in a canoe and they were really proud of the progress they’ve made in just a few months.

The students are not only training in the water every weekend but also making use of Seaford’s new strength and conditioning suite in the Johnson Centre to improve their fitness.