40TUDE SUP Marathon - 10/06/17Curing Colon Cancer
The fifth 2017 40TUDE London SUP Marathon was another great success on Saturday, June 10, 2017. This year, more than 50 paddlers braved blustery winds and scorching summer sunshine while completing the full marathon distance of 26 miles from Shepperton to Putney on the River Thames.
By the end of June, this year's particants' efforts have helped to raise a wonderful £20,000 to help raise awareness of colon cancer. In the five years, the 40TUDE London SUP Marathon has raised more than £200,000 for St Marks Hospital Trus to progress its pioneering work on curing colon cancer. Congratulations to all the dedicated paddlers, especially many who have returned to take part year on year. We are proud to be helping in the organisation of this fun but challenging event.
For the first time in 2017, we added an extra challenge. As if completing 26 miles was not enough, a few of the paddlers gamely gave some 4-person SUP Dragon boards a go for the last leg of the marathon, making the challenge of paddling as a team look easy by their arrival at the finish in Putney.
To see more of this great day, please take a moment to enjoy the film of 40TUDE's 2017 London SUP Marathon. Please share!
Stay tuned for the 2018 40TUDE London SUP Marathon dates! As before, Active360 can provide all the necessary equipment for the event and will be running a series of training sessions on the Thames beforehand. This allows you to get a feel for the water and improve your paddleboarding skills. It's easy to learn the basics and most people can stand and paddle in a straight line within 30 minutes of starting. Paddleboarding is recognised as a great way to stay in shape - it gives you a total body workout that strengthens all of your core muscles. Training for this event consists of a rigorous programme of varied exercise and time spent on the board learning technique and safety.
Video of the 2015 40TUDE London SUP Marathon