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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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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