Mike Preston and Tom Holland are entering ‘The Real Boat Race’, a 125 mile kayak race from Devizes to Westminster over the 4 day Easter Bank Holiday.
This race is an extreme test of stamina and the boys have been training for several months. They are 15 years old and are taking their GCSEs at The Hamble School, where Tom is Head Boy.
As well as entering for the challenge, Mike and Tom are raising money for The British Heart Foundation and Hamble Sea Scouts. Mike’s dad died from a heart condition he wasn’t aware of when Mike was 5 years old and Mike wants to raise money to try to reduce this happening to someone else’s parent, friend or relative.