World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. And this year is the most important one yet. The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on us all, and prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. Swimming has been my happy...
Polar Bear Challenge 2020-2021

Polar Bear Challenge 2020-2021

2020 has been a year of meh – I started it off with a year full of events planned so something to work towards. However, thanks to COVID, everything has been cancelled or postponed to next year. With nothing to train towards my mojo did a fast exit from the door and...
The First Try

The First Try

And just like that…… my first ever “proper” Triathlon is done….. sprint distance around Warden, Leysdown and the Isle of Harty. Now lockdown is easing, and the local swimming lakes are open, my Tri Club decided to set up a Virtual Triathlon/Duathlon Challenge. The...
The 1000 Mile Challenge

The 1000 Mile Challenge

I probably should have written this a month or so ago, but the madness that is COVID19 seems to have thrown everything up in the air. So here goes….. a lot of this was written pre-lockdown when races were still going ahead and we were all still out training at...
Walpole Bay New Years Day Swim

Walpole Bay New Years Day Swim

I’ve wanted to do a sea swim over the festive period for a long long time…… originally it was heading down to Brighton to jump in the sea on Boxing day. But, I just never got around to it. With my dive into open water swimming last year, the actual dangers of that...
Injury Is A B!tch

Injury Is A B!tch

Injury is a bitch, especially for atheletes.  However much we might kid ourselves, when we start to train and compete we put our bodies under stress and something is going to give eventually – be it a simple twisted ankle, a sprain or something more...
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