Hornchurch & Upminster Sea Cadets take on London river marathon
PUBLISHED: 15:02 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:02 11 September 2017
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Ten brave youngsters from a Havering cadet unit took on a marathon rowing challenge across the capital this weekend.
On Saturday, 10 cadets and two members of staff from the Hornchurch & Upminster Sea Cadet Unit took park in the Great River Race, rowing an astoning 21.6 miles down the River Thames from the docklands to Surrey.
They were going up against 350 other rowing crews in numerous types of craft, all of which were required to navigate through the course’s 28 bridges, and managed the impressive feat in under four hours.
A spokeswoman for the unit said: “By doing this race they are hoping to raise some much needed funds to help support the unit.
“We would like to thank Royal Victoria Docks Boating Station for lending us a boat to row in and for towing the boat down for us as well.”
Anyone interested in joining the Hornchurch & Upminster Sea Cadets can call 01708 555184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.