Devizes to Westminster – Day Three

Day Three is the last long day of the DW course. A 38 mile route takes the crews all the way to Teddington, leaving only 17 miles for the next day’s triumphant final paddle. All of our crews battled through heavy rain and serious aches and pains to finish off day three with a bang.

Csaba had a particularly good day today, heading off at a blistering pace and managing to maintain it all the way down the course. As Dan said, he smashed it!

We caught a glimpse of Lauren and Duncan sprinting past us and shouting for extra hats at Penton Hook. Word on the river is that they went for a swim earlier on in the day, but they seemed to have recovered well and made good time in the end.

Duncan and Lauren leaving Penton Hook

Duncan and Lauren leaving Penton Hook

Thankfully, Attila and Stephen experienced no rudder issues today and came in under six hours, which has been their aim since the beginning. This was despite Stephen having an altercation with a slippery bank!

Times:

Duncan and Lauren – 19 hrs 36 mins 27 secs

Stephen and Attila – 19 hrs 13 mins 24 secs

Csaba – 16 hrs 57 mins 17 secs

Tomorrow is a slightly staggered mass start to catch the tide. The crews should start coming in to Westminster after 9. If you would like to come and watch, do get there early for a good spot! Please note that at Westminster only support crews with armbands will be permitted between the London Eye and Westminster Bridge. Other spectators should stay upstream of the Bridge or downstream of the London Eye. We hope to see you there!

 

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