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Walking at Sea. —Walking matches at sea have been tried on board a British steamer bound for Ceylon in order to vary the tedium of the lengthy voyage. A six days’ match was begun by fourteen gentlemen one Monday morning at 6 a. m., the course being from the forecastle ladder tb the stern and back, counting as a lap, and was carried on most enthusiastically during the first day, over 35 miles being accomplished. Blistered feet, however, were speedily produced by the unwonted exercise, and by Saturday only two pedestrians remained on the track. ,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, 8 April 1880

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, 8 April 1880