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WE DID IT – To France & back in a day (well almost)

On Friday morning my alarm rang at 4am, it had felt only minutes that I had been sleeping after finally getting into bed at 12.30 after packing, preparing food and ensuring I had everything I needed – I also got … Continue reading

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Any news?

This seems to be the most popular phrase that friends, family, work colleagues and work clients greet me with these days.  Our slot was 9th-16th August and as I write this it is now 26th August, we have been waiting quite … Continue reading

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Ah Dover my old friend

This weekend saw me start my cold water training/acclimatisation training.  Having grown up in the UAE the thought of cold water always fills me with dread and as I drove down to Dover on Saturday for the start of the … Continue reading

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To France & back again!

So it seems that swimming to France with 5 pals last year just wasn’t enough for me and somehow I find myself in a situation that will see me (during the week of 9th – 16th August 2014) swim with 3 … Continue reading

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My trip to France in photos

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So when are you off?

This is the question I have been asked the most over the last week… and unfortunatley not one I can answer accurately! So I will explain… Whether you are a solo swimmer or a relay team you are given a … Continue reading

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The Big River Man & Slovenia

Last week saw myself and some friends head to Slovenia to get in some more training.  Paul and I were there from team Flamingo’s and also some other swimming buddies who will be swimming a relay across Lake Zurich.  Slovenia … Continue reading

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Pretty in Pink

At the beginning of the month we were back down in Dover showing off our bright pink swimming attire, even Paul managed to find some beautiful pink trunks to scare the jellyfish off with. The weather this time was a huge … Continue reading

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June is bustin’ out all over

4 weeks after heading down to Dover for our first training session it was time again and unfortunately although there had been promise of sunshine it failed to appear in Dover. Team Flamingos were back in full force and ready … Continue reading

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