The Vice-Captain of Stone Rugby Club is taking on a gargantuan task by rowing across the width of Scotland, without having had any experience of canoeing before agreeing to take on this huge challenge.
Chris Carpenter has taken on the infamous ‘Great Glen Canoe Challenge’ which is an epic 60 mile (95km) journey crossing Scotland from Fort William to Inverness in 5 days and conquering the formidable open waters of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness.
He will be taking on this task with his close friend Glenn Sargent, who last year canoed from Preston to Stone, as well as Jason Smith and Tony Smith.
Stone Rugby Club have swarmed to support him, his teammate and ex-Royal Marine Andy Davies has put together a strenuous training programme for him. Supporting him with the training is teammate John Bekalo who has kept him on track by visiting local Stone gym Pro Evolution Fitness.
Chris was inspired to take action watching his mum bravely fight back against her breast and liver cancer, and so he is raising funds towards the cancer ward who treated her so well.
To find out more about Chris’ story, and to donate to his cause, please visit: https://www.justgiving.