Sunday, April 22, 2012
London Kayakathon 2012
Apparently back in 2010 someone had the great idea of having a kayaking marathon on the Thames on the same day as the London Marathon. This year was the third outing, but the first I've caught: no doubt the previous two either missed or pigeon holed as just yet another group out on the river.
It's called a "Kayakathon" which to be honest sounds a little close to the "Jubilympics" of the wonderful "Twenty Twelve" docu-comedy just finished on the Beeb.
Anyhow congrats to all of those taking part and in particular well done for avoiding getting run down by Kingwood (above).
There is that little voice in my head saying that as the river is tidal the distance through the water isn't 26.2 miles but I've just told it to shut up its all about raising money for charity and I didn't see you heading out on the water!
"So its all good then!" (*)
(*) my favourite quote from Twenty Twelve which I'm rather enjoying using at random but vaguely appropriate moments