Hippos in the Wey – Update 2

Yesterday saw the team out for, what is most likely, our last training sessions. it was 12km along the River wey that Jason, Audra and I did. With Audra back at work on Tuesday and Me tying up a few things, we are looking forward to out little adventure Along the River Wey so below are a few important things to know should you want to Follow us. Bring a…

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Hippos in the Wey – Update

Morning all. And then there were three. We have another madman joining us for the whole trip. Welcome to the Hippos Jason Gaines-Burrill And his Wife Sue who will be doing land support for us This morning I spent the time mapping the route and I got tired just trying to map it!!!! The total distance according to the maps is 31.5 km of paddleboarding and here is a breakdown…

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Hippos on the Wey.

As Covid19 continues to cause havoc for most of us in the world, this last week saw a milestone in my life. I joined the ranks of the furloughed! My wife, the Slimhippo has also been on furlough for some time, so we are both now at home with not a lot to do apart from drive each other crazy! About 2 weeks ago, I bought myself an inflatable stand…

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What a weird year – so far…

We are now well into March. Where has the time gone? With all the activity of the beginning of the year, I have been quietly sorting out stuff to do with my book and also look at starting out on the public speaking circuit. Recently, The Slimhippo and I took ourselves off to Africa to see my parents, get some much needed vitamin D and travel around a bit to…

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2019. It’s a Wrap

We are fast approaching the New Year when celebrations will be had, new years resolutions will be made and we charge headlong into another year on this planet. For some it has been a torrid time. Fires in Australia, elections around the globe, droughts and famine in Africa, and many other challenges around our personal lives. Let’s hope that all ends well and we can leave the past in the…

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The Winter Blues

The nights closing in, the lakes all but closed in the evenings, the rain flooding the rivers, the temperatures of the few lakes that are open dropping. Yes, It is the time of the year that some swimmers in the Northern hemispheres dread! Time to get back to the chlorine pit for the winter training! The heat, the chlorine, the bad lane etiquette, fighting for your patch of water. It…

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So what did you do on the weekend?

Yes, How did you find yourself spending your weekend? At the pub, at the park enjoying the glorious weather currently experienced in the United Kingdom, watching a series on TV, getting 700 plus signatures on a petition to help combat climate change, have a nice long lie in on the sunday followed by brunch with the family. The more mundane might have washed the car, seen a movie. Some in…

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Sink Or Swim? A bystanders view.

Over this summer there has been a new series that is reaching our television screens. I knew it was happening ahead of time due to the fact that I am involved in a very small way in the Channel swimming world. and one of my clients is the Post production house produsing this series.The basic outline of the challenge was to take 12 non-swimming celebrities and in 12 weeks, get…

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