Water feat by canoeists

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IT’S a feat that was last completed more than a century ago...

Canoeists Andy Robinson, James Woods and Chris Capon have managed to journey the 46-mile length of the Chesterfield Canal.

It is the first end-to-end boat trip along the waterway since the Norwood Tunnel collapsed in 1907, according to Chesterfield Canal Trust - the group of enthusiasts working to restore the route.

The trio managed to get around missing sections of the canal between Staveley and Kiveton Park by wheeling their canoe on a trolley - and also carried the canoe around 52 locks.

The event, which took 15 hours, was held to raise money for charity Fairplay and half to the canal trust. Visit www.justgiving.com/sponsored-canal-dawdle to donate.