And The Beat Goes On

And The Beat Goes On

Ok, let’s get one thing out of the way before I go on…. I have a small dislike of people who can sing or play an instrument…. And when I say dislike, that could be translated as hatred. Ok, not hatred…. but jealousy. Extreme jealousy – total, I’m going to throw gummy...
Dear NHS

Dear NHS

Dear NHS, We’ve not been strangers, but I probably haven’t paid as much attention to you as I should. But listening to “Dear NHS – Stories To Say Thank You” by a group of celebrities carolled by Adam Kay, I realise how very few names I remember from our time together....
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...