At the start of May I went to Great Yarmouth on holiday with my parents in the hope of getting multiple sea swims in over the week. Sadly, it didn't work out the way I wanted as I found it very difficult to get to the sea due to the distance of the water from … Continue reading Another English Channel Adventure – Dover Training Day 1
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity" Albert Einstein The beginning of the new year is always something to celebrate, we look back on all we have achieved the previous year and, perhaps, most importantly we look forwards and plan for the new year. For me, the plan is simple; to be the first person … Continue reading 2023 Channel Swim Introduction
I woke up at 5.15am on Wednesday morning having only had a couple of hours sleep. Thankfully I had, had the sense to get everything ready on Tuesday night, including talking through my swim plan with my sister. I had also had my final sports psychology session with Helen from think.believe.perform. We had gone … Continue reading Windermere – Ambleside to Fell Foot
My plan for training the past week was to get back into swimming after my unplanned hospital visit and on Tuesday 3rd August. I got in the river and can’t explain how good it felt to be back in the open water. The plan was to swim from Houghton to Brampton and back, I said … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 15 – Hospital Stay!
Recovery Week! This week I have taken things a little easier as its been my recovery/rest week. Originally, I was supposed to be taking part in the 10km Great East Swim but due to Blue Green Algae it was cancelled. The idea was to cover a reasonable distance towards the beginning of the week … Continue reading Windermere Training Week 8