Loch Lomond 2018

Loch Lomond 2018
Loch Lomond 2018

WARNING!!! LONG SWIMMY POST – a bit like my swim! After a whirlwind trip driving to Scotland on Friday, swimming the length of Loch Lomond on Saturday night and then driving back to London on Monday, I now have a few moments to sit down and reflect on what can only be described as a […]

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Thames Marathon

Thames Marathon
Thames Marathon

Journey continues   A few days ago, I was lucky enough to have one of the non-wetsuit places in the Thames marathon swim – a 14km swim from Henley to Marlow with a few locks to get around, which entails getting out the water, walking a few hundred metres and then getting back in. It’s […]

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The Hottest summer continues

The Hottest summer continues
The Hottest summer continues

Two weekends of swims! Apologies for the late posting of my blogs. Life is a bit hectic at the moment. It has been an interesting couple of weeks on many levels but I have managed to get some decent swims under my belt and also a bit of coaching. Two weekends ago I had the […]

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River Waveney -Done.

River Waveney -Done.
River Waveney -Done.

Norfolk whirlwind trip. Lets take things back a week or two. I had done the Jubilee and although it was a frustrating swim, I did well. Now go back a few more weeks. The Slim and The Zimhippo decided to start the gruelling hunt for a new Hippo Hacienda. We wanted to be in our […]

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Summer is good so far

Summer is good so far
Summer is good so far

Jubilee Swim done! The summer seems to be going really quickly this year, and it seems like yesterday that I was poised and writing about an interesting summer of wallowing ahead. A lot has happened and again I push the boundaries and again seem to come up with the goods. With all the training early […]

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Summer in Full swing

Summer in Full swing
Summer in Full swing

The Summer is here.   May is nearly over and for many across the country, their open water journeys are just beginning. For others, they have been at it for a few months. Many have been eagerly watching the mercury like a hawk, either for the temperatures of the lakes to climb sufficiently for them […]

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Guildford 12 – it’s a wrap.

Guildford 12 – it’s a wrap.
Guildford 12 – it’s a wrap.

The start to the season went well. FOR THOSE WHO JUST WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THE GUILDFORD 12 SWIM RATHER THAN MY PERSONAL EXPEREINCE PLEASE SCROLL TO THE END! It is not often that I am galvinised into writing blogs so close together but after a great day, yes, it was Type 2 Fun (Fun […]

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Roll on the season

Roll on the season
Roll on the season

Summer is coming………..Sometime!! This weekend swimmers in the UK look forward to getting into the water to do some meaningful distance. The start of the season is nearly upon us and many swimmers across the land are relishing the moment that they can ditch the pool training and get into some open water, after hours […]

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Swimming and Tech. Is it worth it?

Swimming and Tech. Is it worth it?
Swimming and Tech. Is it worth it?

Moving into the 21st century.   Having finally arrived in the 21st century with my new tech, it got me thinking about the benefits of it? Yes there are many but I am also of the opinion that sometimes too Much is not necessarily better. What follows is by no means scientific or based on […]

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2018 has arrived

2018 has arrived
2018 has arrived

What type of year is it going to be? It has been a while since I have written a blog, mainly because I feel that I have nothing to offer anyone but this year is a special one and there are a few events that have gotten me to write this blog. Some that I […]

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