Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ellerton Park: My First Open Water Swim for 12 months!

Yesterday evening I made my way to Ellerton Park to meet up with Mark Robson to do my first open water swim of the year. I’d got there earlier than planned and walked around the grassy banks to take in … Continue reading

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Aiming Higher Works!

Hi there Well, last week shot by. Following my discovery that Mark Robson was busy doing 27Km a week compared to my measly 16Km, I raised my game. Last week I managed 1075 lengths in a 25m pool, so that’s … Continue reading

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A Timely Kick Up The Backside!

Well, I was happy thinking that I’m making reasonable progress in terms of training, but as I’ve mentioned, I don’t really have a frame of reference. Then I came across a brilliant website by a chap called Mark Robson http://swimmingthechannel2008.blogspot.com … Continue reading

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Week 16 Target: 700 lengths (10.87 miles)

So a new week and a new target. I reckon 5 trips to Virgin Active and do 140 lengths each time will be the way to go. I have read a training schedule by a great Channel Swimmer Nick Adams, … Continue reading

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Week 15: 610 lengths (9.48 miles)

After a mad week and an equally mad leaving do at work (farewell Alison – have a blast in Oz!) it was back to the pool last night to finish off my target of 620 lengths this week. I keep forgetting that … Continue reading

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A Good Night’s Work!

Morning All! I’m in a fab mood today. Last night (thanks to Sarah and Archie’s brilliant carer Anna) I was able to go straight from work to the health club. Virgin Active in Leeds is brilliant. It’s always busy enough for … Continue reading

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How Do You Train To Swim The Channel?

I’ll be honest – I don’t really know. I’m making this up as I go! I’ve done quite a few swims in Open water Budworth Mere Coldwick Park Albert Dock Bala Coniston Dover (Champion of Champions) But I’ve not done … Continue reading

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