Tips for Swimming in the River in Autumn

bridge over river when raining

Swimming in the river in Autumn is rather different to that of wild swimming in summer. I started swimming in a local river a while ago when we bought our Stand Up Paddle Board. I only ever go to the same place as we had been with Natalie from Plutoniumsox Blog as she is a … Read more

The Swimming Journey

As a parent it is tricky and we each have to decide how much (if at all) to push our children, or where to rein them in or stop ourselves. In this example we are talking about sport but I am sure it could be applied to a million things. I think parents are all … Read more

Lydiard parkrun – Run Report – Beautiful but Challenging

We headed down to Lydiard parkrun, Swindon. This was for our letter L, some other challenges and shhh a sneaky prime number as it was event 617. The Course at Lydiard parkrun What is becoming increasingly important as we participate in parkrun tourism is knowing which shoes to take. Now this could be as simple … Read more

Guy Fawkes 5 Gloucestershire’s 5 Miler 2023

The Guy Fawkes 5 running race in Tewkesbury was held on Sunday 5th November 2023. Due to flooding a last minute decision was made to change the course to the back-up course but the weather did hold up for the race itself. About Guy Fawkes 5 Guy Fawkes 5 is a 5 mile race organised … Read more

Experience Swim Serpentine 2023 Being a Slow Swimmer

This is my experience of Swim Serpentine 2023 as a slow swimmer. Regular readers will know that the Swim Serpentine was cancelled in 2022 due to the tragic passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Then we had the option to refund or defer in 2023 due to blue algae. This actually made things a bit … Read more

Swim Serpentine: Training and Planning for Slow Swimmers

For those who do not know Swim Serpentine is part of the London Classics, along with running the London Marathon (even virtually) and Ride London (100). However, you have to do the 2 mile distance to qualify. One of my friends had looked at previous results and declared that we could do it quicker than … Read more