Stafford and Stone Canoe Club Take On ‘Paddle to Tokyo’ Challenge

A Little Bit of Stone, 30th December 2019

To celebrate and support the achievements of Adam Burgess, a Stafford and Stone Canoe Club member who is to compete in the 2020 Olympics, the club has taken on the ambitious challenge of paddling to Tokyo. On the 1st of January, the team began the epic journey of 9506km from Stone to Tokyo, aiming to reach their target in 208 days. This means that they will need to paddle 45.7km a day in order to reach Tokyo in time for Canoe Slalom Course on the 26th of July.

Along the way, the club will be raising funds to buy new equipment and will also be donating 25% of all money raised to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which Adam has supported for some time.

Adam voiced his support of the challenge, stating: “Love this idea so much! I’m so grateful to have the club’s support on this journey to Tokyo and this is a great way for everyone to get involved and feel a part of it. I’ll look to lead the way and I hope that inspires everyone to get out and clock up those KMs!”

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