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Teens take on kayaking challenge

Two teenage kayaking enthusiasts took on an eight-hour endurance challenge on Saturday 22nd August.

Kayleigh Parsons, 15 and Hannah Clements, 17, both from Lancing, took part in and completed an ergoathon in which they took turns to row an indoor kayaking machine at the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre.

The teens tackled the challenge in order to raise money for the Starr Trust, a local charity that helps kids pursue their goals and achieve their dreams.

Speaking to The Worthing Herald about the challenge, Hannah said:

“The worst part was that the seat was really hard, and I don’t think I will sit down for a week.”

Whilst Kayleigh commented:

“It was surprisingly okay although my shoulders and back really ached at the end.
“We are really thrilled to be doing something for the Starr Trust as it’s had been so supportive of us.”

The dynamic duo are currently the highest ranking girl kayakers in the South East and they hope to one day represent Great Britain in the sport.

The pair learned to kayak at the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre back in 2011, but were inspired to take their training further after watching the canoe slalom event at the London Olympics in 2012 – an event which also inspired many people to take up kayaking in the North West.

It was the Starr Trust that awarded them a grant to pay for the equipment they needed to take their kayaking further. They have so far raised over £800 for the charity.