Category Archives: Training

Training with Adrian Moorhouse at Datchet

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Stuart’s Thames Swim

Stuart’s training in the Thames earlier today …

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Sunday 5th June (part 1)

On Tuesday this week, I will get to swim with Adrian Moorhouse, but today I got to swim with Anna Branch – my niece, she’s not famous yet, but one day she will be!

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A Day off

Not in Dover this weekend, and although I’m not having a full weekend off, I’m in Coventry pool at the moment awaiting Sarah’s two races for today in the Midland Championships. She’s racing in the 200 Free and 100 Back.  … Continue reading

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I dont like Mondays!

After a tough weekend in Dover – WHO ON EARTH would set the alarm on a bank holiday Monday at 04:15 and go training??? Well, that’s what Sarah and I did and todays set with Jacqui Marshalls squad, in a … Continue reading

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First Cold Water Swim of 2011

Saturday Night 12th March – saw me at the CSPF (Channel Swimmers & Pilot Federation) annual dinner and awards ceremony. It was a great evening and awesome to be in the company of so many ‘Good and Great’ members of … Continue reading

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This week’s Training

Training last Thursday consisted of warm up and stroke technique drill sets 100 lengths (33m pool) before the main set where I swam a pyramid set of 4 x 100 on 1:45 , 2 x 200 on 3:30 1 x 400 on 7:00, 2 … Continue reading

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MARK THE DATE!!!!!

Training has started well in 2011, although 2010 ended rather poorly with the snow, Christmas meals and parties and just good lazy living.  2011 has had me out running (3 times this week) a few sessions on the turbo-trainer, in the garage and … Continue reading

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The Irish Sea

How much further from Dover, within the UK, can you get for this week’s training session? We’re here this week in North Wales for an early celebration of Pat & Arthur’s Golden Wedding Anniversary, so training today will consist of two … Continue reading

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Warmer Seas…

I was just starting to think that the Channel was warming up nicely!  As I said in an earlier blog, I completed my 7 hour swim in Dover at beginning of August, and was aclimatising to the water temperatures well. The is … Continue reading

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