Bit more choppy at Holm Bay this morning but still had a fab swim with Catherine & Phil. Duckman was saying a tropical 8.2 degrees on average. I did 1k (25mins) in support of #LewisPugh who is due to do his 1k swim in East Antarctica soon, in a lot colder conditions than I could imagine.
Fab swim at Holm bay this morning with Catherine, Phil and Ed. It's a beautiful place for swim exploring and I'm sure we'll be back for more. Duckman and Phil's duck were saying about 8.2 degrees average. Amazing being in the flight path too with the planes going overhead....Thanks to Catherine for the selfie photo.
Fantastic swim round the island at the mouth of the river creed this afternoon with Catherine and Margaret. We got plenty of odd looks and comments from passerby's. Duckman was saying 4.1 degrees on the fresh water side and 7.1 degrees on the more salty side. Am sure we'll be back again for more. 300 metres @ 12 minutes
This afternoon, Eddie & myself swam over to Great Bernera, and by doing this we also swam under the Bridge over the Atlantic. Not a long swim but a very interesting one, that's for sure. Knowing your entry & exit points and looking at the flow before you get in, is important. Thanks also to Graciela for getting in touch and coming out for a pootle about with us at the end, considering the weather. 6 sea, 3 air, -2 with wind chill. 250 metres @ 6 minutes.
Find out more about the Bernera Bridge here: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/bridges-causeways-and-ferries/great-bernera-bridge/
Lewis Pugh & Max Holloway training in Loch Orasaigh this morning. Water 5 degrees, Air 7 degrees, 70mph gusts and pouring rain made for a very tough swim session. Stacey and myself got in for a bit. Fantastic to see two inspiring swimmers out in punishing conditions but still determined to get a minimum of their set time in the water. Even passing vehicles stopped to watch the guys...
Check what Lewis is training for: https://lewispughfoundation.org/east-antarctica-2020/
Short video of some of this mornings training session:
Wild Swim training session in Loch Orasaigh this morning with Lewis, Max, Stacey and Charlie. There was decent chop going on in the loch. Duckman was saying 5 - 5.5 degrees average, air 8 degrees. Lewis & Max swimming for over 20 minutes. These guys are inspiring. Even passing vehicles were tooting their horns in respect...
Find out what Lewis is training for: lewispughfoundation.org/east-antarctica-2020/
Great to watch Lewis & Max train in Loch Orasaigh this afternoon, both putting the time and distance in the cold fresh water. Duckman was 5 - 5.5 degrees. I stayed in for about 10 minutes taking pics etc..while Lewis & Max were in for over 20 minutes....Antoinette was on shore watch.
Check out what Lewis is in training for: https://lewispughfoundation.org/east-antarctica-2020/
Superb training session led by Lewis Pugh at Coll Beach this morning. He had the squad running up and down before getting into the 8 degree sea for a swim through the powerful waves, with the odd wipe out making for an entertaining time. 5 degree air temp along with a decent wind chill and rain, it was your typical Scottish weather. Great times...500 metres@15 minutes for me.
Check out what Lewis is training for: lewispughfoundation.org/east-antarctica-2020/
Fantastic time down at Luskentyre beach in Harris today with Ben Fogle giving a very interesting talk followed by Lewis Pugh inspiring people to get into the sea for an invigorating swim. Duckman was saying 8 degrees and there was also some nice sized waves to play in. Thanks to everyone who attended, making it a very memorable occasion.
Check out what Lewis Pugh is training for: lewispughfoundation.org/east-antarctica-2020/
A great time over in Uig today with people, including the two legends and United Nations Patrons Lewis Pugh & Ben Fogle. It was Carnish in the morning and Reef Beach in the afternoon, which was a full on swim/run/swim/run in some superb waves and wintery conditions. Duckman was saying anything from 5.5 at carnish river to 7.5 at reef beach. Thanks to everyone who turned up for this. 900 metres @ 16 minutes @ reef beach for me. Some photo's courtesy of Murdo Macdonald/Hannah Kettles/Calum Maclean.
See what Lewis is training for: https://lewispughfoundation.org/east-antarctica-2020/
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