1st challenge down

1st challenge down
1st challenge down

It has been an interesting start to the year and this year, I did things a bit differently and booked a challenge very early on in the year. Yes, I opted to swim at PHISH this year – in the endurance event. Ingredients needed for this: 1- 1 x 61 m pool with a steel […]

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Cold water Wallowing

Cold water Wallowing
Cold water Wallowing

Coldest dip yet! An interesting week with a bit of swimming done, not as much as I would have liked but good all the same. Slowly eating away at my 430 km target for the year – now only 422 to go before the 1st December. So on a grey morning in West London, 5 […]

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Happy New year

Happy New year
Happy New year

Lets Get Challenged!! A new day and a new year, and already the year is getting off to an interesting start. As it is a new year, there is only one thing for it, a New Challenge! 2016 was a great year in a lot of aspects of my life but this blog focuses on […]

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10km – In a bath.

10km – In a bath.
10km – In a bath.

Steve Wand Memorial The morning arrived and I was up with the sparrows after  a pretty late evening chatting with the Slimhippo. She has this innate ability to bring up a discussion topic which I call “it’s not about the Nail!” – one which is not going to be solved by a short few words […]

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Steve Wand memorial swim Looming

Steve Wand memorial swim Looming
Steve Wand memorial swim Looming

Just under a week to go to the big day The original Group and Steve at their 100x 100m swim at Charlton Lido. It has come around really quickly since Mark Invited a select group of swimmers from around the country to Honour Steve in this momentous event. Amoung the swimmers are some pretty heavy […]

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Summer Fast disappearing

Summer Fast disappearing
Summer Fast disappearing

My Channelversary I was just thinking that I have not blogged for a while. It seems only fitting that Today I put a small blog together. This time 8 years ago, I was back at work,recovering from having just become the most recent Channel Swimmer, most of my colleagues were stupefied that I had actually […]

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Lago D Orta Recap!!!

Lago D Orta Recap!!!
Lago D Orta Recap!!!

Final Race tear apart. Before I start writing this, just warning you that this could be quite a lengthy one – a lot happened – I am trying to document it to make sense of it myself and in the hope that some may learn something. My swim was not very pretty and although it […]

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