Against The Tide

An armchair athlete swims the English Channel
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The big day is finally here! 15 months of training, 12kg of fat, a couple of stingers and weekly doses of hypothermia have all led to this. I’m hoping to set off around 10am UK time / 7pm Sydney time) on Friday July 5. The…

THE BIG SWIM

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Channel (C)hunk?

I’ve never treasured every gram of my Channel Chunk quite as much as I did on Saturday. At long last, Tim and I headed down to Dover with a few of the Red Top regulars after our usual Saturday morning session. The “Kent Riviera” was…

Who ate all the left-Dover-s?

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Of all the years to have a crack at swimming the Channel, I seem to have picked the coldest one. It’s been snowing well into May in parts of the UK while things on the continent aren’t much better. Early July Channel crossings are always…

10km in 10°C

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I wrote in my last post about the difficulties I was having settling into a good routine in London. Luckily for me, my good mate and training buddy Tara Diversi came to the rescue (again) and put me in touch with Tim Denyer, the co-founder…

On the Red Top

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The return from Sydney to London was always going to be a tough move. Not only would I be trading 30 degree summer days for freezing sleet and snow, but I knew it would be very hard to replicate the training in Sydney. I’d probably…

‘Why you pinching my toes blud?!”

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In 12 hours time Tara Diversi and I will be setting off on a 28km marathon swim from Palm Beach to Manly Beach – the entire stretch of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. You can track our progress/suffering in real time via our GPS tracker and read live (and probably dubious)…

Palmy to Manly Swim: LIVE TRACKING

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