Toby takes on epic kayak challenge
A former Barrowden resident has embarked on an epic challenge that will see him sea kayak in all of the UK’s shipping forecast areas.
Toby Carr, 36, who went to Uppingham Community College before doing his A-levels at New College Stamford, set off on his adventure on June 5 and plans to finish by the end of next year. He has divided the current challenge into five different legs of “about 200 to 300 kilometres” each and has just two more to complete.
Toby, who was born with a rare genetic condition, Fanconi’s Anaemia, is currently in Norway where he was invited to talk about his adventure. “I grew up in Rutland and featured in a number of stories related to the illness when I was younger,” he said, adding that money had been raised at the time to send him to the US for experimental gene therapy.
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