one man, one boat, one paddle and one goal!! to kayak the length of england for water aid to raise as much money as possible, some 380 miles along a route which has never been attemted before in a world record attempt. read everything here and view updated pictures for the training and the journey itself as well as the aftermath!! please please make a donation and be part of this with me

Saturday, November 18, 2006

lets all get involved and make a difference!

I recently came across another bloogers website who had posted about this summers expedition for which I was most grateful however a comment posted on the site caught my eye. Another blogger had written how it could possibly be a world record when so many other longer journeys have been achieved? And was it truly for the furthest distance only?

The world record was for the furthest distance which is a far cry short of many journeys taken already especially the ones from british columbia to Alaska, or the Paul Caffyn's journey around Australia. However I think they are missing the point of what it was that I achieved and was trying to achieve. Through a natural resource that many people like myself take for granted and use for our hobbies and my great love of that hobby I was trying to help raise money and awareness for a charity that supplies what we have in abundance for our pleasure to those who need it to survive.

Unfortunatley though media coverage and PR do not always just go for everyday fundraising events so in order to maximise the money and awareness that could be raised I attached the world record attempt. This enabled me to raise to date £3000 and help supply a clean sustainable water supply to 200 people in the third world and counting.

It is my hope that other paddlers will get involved and do something they love and enjoy doing in order to supply water to others world wide and help support the cause paddleaid for wateraid. thsi way by doing what we enjoy we can help others live! I would love to hear off fellow paddlers who have any ideas of their own to raise money for paddleaid I would love to help you get involved no matter what it is you want to do and that even goes for want to be paddlers who wish to get into the sport.

Thankyou again for all your support

Sunday, November 12, 2006

World Records!!!!

It has now been confirmed by the guiness book of records that this summers kayak is an official record.

The record is the furthest distance kayaked solo and stands at 327 miles.

Hopefully this will not be beaten and a will be entered into next years official book, but just to be on the safe side I am planning another world record attempt this January to ensure I hold two world records and hopefully one will make it into the book fingers crossed!!!!

The main reason as always though behind the madness of my endurance kayaking is to ensure money and awareness is raised to help provide a clean sustainable water supply to the third world and so far with your help we have managed to change the lives of 200 people!!! a huge thankyou and lets try push for that target of £5000 and beyond.