Thames Marathon 2016 – Bridge to Bridge

The Thames Marathon was our favourite swim of 2015 so part of me was really looking forward to the 14km swim from Henley Bridge down to Marlow Bridge. The other part of me was pretty nervous as I probably hadn't done quite enough training. While Coach Manda has been on 'sabbatical' we have not been... Continue Reading →

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RG Active Relay Race 2016

This was Team Mermaids third trip to the RG Active Relays. The first year Manda and I emerged victorious but the second year we were pipped into second place. Would it be third time lucky for Brian (standing in as merman in Manda's place) and I? The format is 6 laps of around 500m of... Continue Reading →

Boulter’s to Bray 2016

Thanks to Paddy for giving us an insight into open water swimming events from the spectator's point of view.  It is as glamorous as we thought!! Massive well done to Kate for her swim! I'm not a sports spectator and never have been. I also can't swim. I can float and vaguely control the direction... Continue Reading →

Jubilee River Swim 2016

The Jubliee River Swim was one of our favourites of 2015. This along with the fact that this was to be the first open water race of 2016 meant that excitement levels were high leading up to the swim. Everything was going well, we had been training and had even managed a few sessions in... Continue Reading →

Winter River challenge: the results

So May is here and the 2015/16 Winter River Challenge is now officially over. The challenge was to swim the length of the 10 longest rivers in the UK (Nene, Spey, Clyde, Tay, Ure/Ouse, Wye, Great Ouse, Trent, Thames, Severn) over a seven month period. Regular readers of the blog will know that we were... Continue Reading →

HELP! Winter River Challenge

The 1st of April will signify that we have 30 days of the Winter River Challenge to go and we already know that we aren't going to make it by this date, despite a last minute surge by some of the team (thanks Hilary!). "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your metres" We have asked friends and family... Continue Reading →

Introducing the Winter Challenge 2015/16

Last year during the winter (i.e. indoor) swimming season Team Mermaids and friends challenged ourselves to swim in as many pools in London as possible.  You can read about the challenge and our favourite pools here. Given how fun last year’s challenge was we have been racking our brains for a challenge for this year... Continue Reading →

RG Active relays 2015

From the longest race to the shortest race of the season. After the 14km Bridge to Bridge the weekend before, last weekend Manda and I competed in the RG Active relays. The race is 6 laps of Ham Lake, a lock that is fed from the Thames nr. Richmond, and is 3.2k in total so around... Continue Reading →

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