Form 4 St Anne’s Diocesan College pupil, Alice Perrow, and her father, Mark, paddled the Dusi Canoe Marathon recently, finishing in 199th position overall, 9th mixed doubles and 2nd father and daughter team.
It was the toughest modern-day Dusi since the construction of Inanda dam in 1990, and according to her proud dad, Alice got through it admirably.
Due to low water levels on Day 3, the athletes effectively had to run/walk 20km from Inanda Dam to Mango rapid.
Temperatures were in excess of 40˚C resulting in several crews landing up in hospital with heat stroke and dehydration.
Although Alice did not participate in the school training sessions due to clashes with her horse riding, she increased her fitness through cross country and trained on weekends.
Congratulations to Alice for completing both the Dusi Canoe Marathon and the 2017 Drak Challenge.
News supplied by St Anne's Diocesan College.