Team Ichthyosaurs Channel Relay

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

Team Ichthyosaurs Channel Relay

3 weeks after my last channel adventure I decided to do another one! There is a story behind why I ended up doing it again because it wasn’t planned to be so close to my last one. I already had plans to do another relay in future and eventually a solo but not for a couple of years. On Friday 7th July while I was helping Wendy at one of her Pool to Pond sessions, she showed me an email saying...

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Dorkshire Swimmers Channel Relay

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

Dorkshire Swimmers Channel Relay

A year ago, me and 5 other swimmers decided to complete an English Channel Relay for a number of different reasons and to raise money for charity. After swimming through winter in skins (no wet suit), numerous trips to the sea, a 2-hour qualifier and many filled in forms, we finally did it and I’m already planning a reunion to beat our time. At 3:00am on Saturday 17th June, we boarded the Louise...

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Yorkshire Cake-Crusaders Channel team

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017

Yorkshire Cake-Crusaders Channel team

The day began for us in the small hours, swimming towards a beautiful strawberry moon hanging low over the horizon and casting a carpet of light on the sea. Theo began our journey, first heading back to shore to make a land start to the first hour’s swim. His swimmer’s lights twinkled in the inky water, while the pale cliffs of Dover loomed ghost-like through the half-light. One hour in and my...

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