Swim training blog in the lead up to the Big Minch Swim 2019
Thanks to Alasdair Allan MSP for sending out a copy of the Motion that he recently raised in the Scottish Parliament about the Big Minch Swim. I like the fact he mentioned everyone involved in the event and what their job was to make it successful. Copies of the motion have been made and laminated (thanks Mum & Dad) and will be given to each person on the Team for a keepsake... https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/theminchswims
Photo's from the Big Minch Swim on the 10th & 11th June 2019. Duckman was saying 9-10 degrees, with plenty of colder pockets. Stacks of wildlife. 33 miles@21 hours and 1 minute. I want to say thank you so much to my beautiful wife Donna (support in chief and number 1 coach xx), Donald, Joseph, Brian, Nellie and Robert for supporting me along the way across the Big Minch Channel yesterday. Big respect to you all. Along with my Mum, Dad, family and friends and to everyone who has donated to fight the battle against Cancer. You guys are the best. People have been so generous and you've helped me smashed my 5k target by a huge amount.Thank you very much to you all. Am more than pleased to finally have the Big Minch Channel under my swim cap....
Scottish Times article
Stornoway Gazette article
WeLoveStornoway Scottish Parliament article
Heb News article
Pre work 5k swim at Coll beach this morning. Bit of a slog on the way back against the incoming tide on each lap but it's a good workout for the shoulders. Saw about 6 crabs & 1 moonie jellyfish. The crab in the video was not flustered by me at all, lol. Duckman was saying 9.4 degrees. 5k@ 1hr51mins
Second full kit training swim of the weekend at Coll beach this morning. Saw a fish jump near the river. Plenty of small jellyfish. 1 crab. Duckman was saying 10 degrees average. 16k@5hrs50mins
Full kit training swim at Coll beach this morning. Nice current going and a wee bit of chop now and again. Duckman was saying 10 degrees average. Thanks to Martha for the company at the beginning. You're hardy in your cossie. Noticed plenty of moon jellyfish on my last lap. 16km@5hrs51mins.
Pre work 5k swim at Coll beach this morning. 6 tiny jellyfish. Duckman was saying 9.5 degrees average. Nice current on the go. 1hr43mins
Great way to kick off the day with a pre work swim 5k at Coll beach. Warmer in the sea than on land. Duckman was saying 9.2 degrees average. Saw 1 crab. No jellyfish. Bit of a moody sky at times. 5k @ 1hr38mins
Pre work 5k wetsuit swim. Great to be back in at my usual training ground. A nice few waves to swirl over. Forgot to clean my goggles with baby shampoo before getting in, so plenty of stops to wipe them. Duckman was saying 9.2 degrees. 5k @ 1hr38mins
A few photo's from today's training swim at Coll beach. 3 moonie jellyfish spotted, no crabs. Duckman was saying anything from 8.2.-10.3 degrees. 20k @6hrs53mins