Thursday, March 19, 2009

Big News!

In September I'm swimming from England to France. You all know that. What most people don't know (until now!) is that when I get to France I'm going to turn around...AND SWIM BACK! I'm attempting to be the first Irish person to complete a two-way Channel swim. So that's why I've been doing all that crazy training!

I decided this back in December-I always knew that I wanted to do it but my original plan was to do a one-way first and then try for the two-way next year or the year after. But when I talked to EilĂ­s about it she suggested doing it this year instead. I've got the time to train at the moment whereas I'm not sure what I'll be doing workwise next year or the year after. And I was well ahead in my training at that stage. Plus, I've got nothing to lose besides the extra cost. If I don't make it back, I'll still have swum the Channel. So maybe I'm mad, but I'm going for it! 

What it all means basically is that I'll be swimming non-stop for over 30 hours. My original goal is now the half-way mark. I have no idea what it's going to be like to swim through a whole night's sleep and still keep going. But what I do know is that I can't wait to find out!

Don't forget that a huge reason for me doing this is to raise money for my chosen charities...please support my goal by sponsoring me here! I'm swimming up to 70km a week to train for this swim (that's 2,800 lengths of a 25m swimming pool...mind-numbing stuff!). The least everyone can do is to sponsor me and make it worth my while :) 

And don't forget to pass on the charity link to your friends, family, work colleagues...anyone who will give me money!!!

1 comment:

Enda Kennedy said...


Brave lady. No doubts you will succeed, all your great effort.