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Scilly Swim Challenge – the big day!

Scilly Swim Challenge hat2014

We’d got everything ready for the Scilly Swim Challenge the night before, so just needed to get dressed and eat breakfast. I opted for porridge with protein powder (as usual), and a bottle of Osmo preload (kindly provided by ProBikeKit). The night before, Roelie and I had drunk a bottle Read more…


Scilly-bound

Well, the adventure has a started 🙂 It’s been a hectic couple of weeks. I’ve been busy trying to get everything ready for work as it’s the start of the academic year, whilst also preparing for two conferences, and also getting stressed about the Big Swim. Disaster has also struck… Read more…


Reflecting on the forthcoming Scilly Swim Challenge

Scilly Swim Challenge logo

It’s only 2.5 weeks until the Scilly Swim Challenge, which is my “A-race” (*it’s not a race, it’s a challenge!). I’m starting to get nervous. I met with my coach, Olly, today to map out my training for the next two weeks. There are quite a few things that I’d Read more…


Sinking not swimming…

Cartoon about having laser eye surgery

This year I need to focus on my swimming. A month of 2015 has gone by and I’ve really not achieved very much yet. If I’m going to complete the Scilly Swim Challenge, I’m going to need to start pushing myself soon. I have to be able to swim a Read more…