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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Lago D Orta Beckons

Lago D Orta Beckons
Lago D Orta Beckons

Seven days to go!! Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read this. This Blog serves two purposes, to Keep you abreast of what is happening in the Hippo world and this month, the wider world. A lot has happened¬† in the last couple of weeks. I find myself in a bit of an […]

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The Crochet Chronicles.

The Crochet Chronicles.
The Crochet Chronicles.

Crochet Chronicles A fun story about the birth of a costume This is a story about the new Must Have costume in the open water swimming world… What started off as a bit of a joke about 16 months ago has now turned into a fully fledged Costume contagion. So what is it all about […]

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Something a bit different!!

Something a bit different!!
Something a bit different!!

Standup/Lie down Paddle boarding. I know I spend a lot of time IN the water, but recently, an opportunity arose which could not be missed. Some ladies from one of the groups I regularly swim with also swims at a lake not to far from where we do our river swims. This lake is more […]

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Jubilee Swim Synopsis

Jubilee Swim Synopsis
Jubilee Swim Synopsis

Jubilee Swim Build Up It has come and gone and I am still in one piece??? The run up to this event was a bit of a damp squib with me losing my swim mojo about three weeks before it so I did virtually no training in the three weeks apart from heading to the […]

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Medical Certificates Dilemma

Medical Certificates Dilemma
Medical Certificates Dilemma

Something has gotten up my nose!! I have not blogged recently because, apart from just keeping my training going and entering a friendly Gala last week between the two Gyms that I am part of. It was fun, after MANY MANY years, to be back in a¬† gala situation and I put in a good […]

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