Great North Swim 2012

I completed my mile swim in 01:09 which was just over my pool target. And taking currents etc. into account I don't think I did too bad! I did get cramp in my legs at one stage (around the 1200 metres marker) but after that wore off I was away again. Wild swimming is such …

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Not long now…

I've ordered my wetsuit, and it's just dawned on me how very little time there is now until my big swim - More practice is needed!! But I know I can do it, it's my aim of an hour that is daunting. But in order to up the sponsorship I thought I'd see if any …

Training session #1

Ok so today training commenced, and weaning oneself in gently is the way forward. My aim, to do the final mile in 1.5 hours... So off I went, with Heather of Stormford Golden's as "coach". Well if I try to do the whole thing in a combination of breast stroke and paddling on my back …

Splashy, Splashy

Well people, I have decided – as crazily as it may sound – to take part in the Great North Swim 2012. Yes, that’s right, I’m going to attempt to train for and swim 1 mile (I chickened out on the 2 mile, but maybe in  2013, if we all live that long?) So now …