Zoggs Swim Diaries

  1. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A - Part Four
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A - Part Four

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A - Part Four

    Deborah Herridge is training to swim the English Channel in the summer of 2017. She's been sharing her journey with us in our Zoggs Swim Diaries. Deborah has been answering questions from friends and family about the swim. Here we share the last of her answers to questions that have been sent her way around her training and the swim itself.dh-blog5

    What motivates you to go out

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  2. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Swimming 65 Miles of the River Nene
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Swimming 65 Miles of the River Nene

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Swimming 65 Miles of the River Nene

    2016-07-25-PHOTO-00000053Lisa Ryan is training to swim the length of the River Nene for charity, an incredible 65.6 miles over 9 days. Lisa shares with us the latest on her training and what's inspired her to take on the challenge.

    My latest challenge is to swim the River Nene... a kind of David Walliams swim but in my local river.  The plan is to swim 65.6 miles over 9 days, from Northampton to Whittlesey. I am stopping at the Dog in a Doublet where the water becomes tidal. I have completed a channel swim equivalent in the river Nene before, 22 miles in one day which took 16 hours 15 mins.

    Why do this? I am raising money for two projects that

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  3. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A – Part Three
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A – Part Three

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A – Part Three

    Deborah Herridge is training to swim the English Channel in the summer of 2017. She's been sharing her journey with us in our Zoggs Swim Diaries. With this momentous challenge ahead, Deborah's friends and family have been asking her all about the swim. She shares with us some answers to questions that have been asked around her training and the swim itself.

    When people say things like "it must be so boring" or "what can you possibly think about for all that time", how do you react and do questions like that

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  4. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A - Part Two
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A - Part Two

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A - Part Two

    Deborah Herridge is training to swim the English Channel in the summer of 2017. You may have already read about her training or her other Q&A's here. With such an incredible challenge ahead, Deborah's friends and family have been asking all about the swim. She continues to share with us some answers to the questions they've been asking.

    Why swim it when you can take a ferry? Or as some people put it "just why?"!

    Good point. It would be quicker, cheaper, less painful and not so cold, but the swim a good way to raise

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  5. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A - Part One
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A - Part One

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Channel Swim Q&A - Part One

    Deborah Herridge is training to swim the English Channel in the summer of 2017. You may have already read about her training here. With such an incredible challenge ahead, Deborah's friends and family have been asking all about the swim. She shares with us some answers to questions that have been sent her way.

    How do you feel about the impending swim?

    On the whole I feel positive. I'm looking forward to the whole experience including the training over the next year. I think it will become a very memorable

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  6. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Training to Swim Non-Stop Around the Isle of Wight
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Training to Swim Non-Stop Around the Isle of Wight

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Training to Swim Non-Stop Around the Isle of Wight

    Scott Dawson shares his story on the lead up to his non-stop swim around the Isle of Wight, taking on an 11 mile open water training swim from Ryde to Cowes and back.

    This is why we train!

    During my working week, I had to go to Cowes on the Isle of Wight for a meeting. As I crossed the Solent on the Red Funnel ferry, the shear enormity of what I have taken on seemed to literally wash over me. At one point, I could see Ryde from one window, and the Hurst Narrows (if I squinted) out of the other.

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  7. Zoggs Swim Diaries: A Look Back at the #TeamBetter Marathon Swim Challenge
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: A Look Back at the #TeamBetter Marathon Swim Challenge

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: A Look Back at the #TeamBetter Marathon Swim Challenge

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  8. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Training for a Channel Swim
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Training for a Channel Swim

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Training for a Channel Swim

    Deborah Herridge is training to swim the English Channel in the summer of 2017 and shares her journey from 30 lengths in the pool to a 21 mile Channel Swim.

    The English Channel is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, and next year I hope to fulfil my ambition to swim 21 miles across it.Zoggs - how swimming makes me feel

    Depending on the weather, the swim will take me anything from 14 – 16 hours, possibly longer. I've heard people say "train for the b

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  9. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Day 3 of the Sport Relief #TeamBetter 31 Mile Swim Challenge
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Day 3 of the Sport Relief #TeamBetter 31 Mile Swim Challenge

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Day 3 of the Sport Relief #TeamBetter 31 Mile Swim Challenge

    Day three saw our #TeamBetter swimmers smashing another huge set of swims today, with no less than five miles at five different pools under their belts. Joined by a mayor, the ASA, friends and colleagues, they battled their way through pain, exhaustion and their own state of mind, willed on by their supporters and the sense of comradery that has developed in these few short days.

    With their enormous target of £12k so close they can almost reach out and touch it, the team have been spurred on through swim after swim, knowing that the money they raise is going to make a difference to vulnerable people both in the UK and overseas thanks

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  10. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Day 2 of the #TeamBetter Swim for Sport Relief
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Day 2 of the #TeamBetter Swim for Sport Relief

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Day 2 of the #TeamBetter Swim for Sport Relief

    Day 2 of this epic swim challenge is almost complete, and although tired and ready for sleep, Zoggs' team members Ben Hornett and Claire Rowland took a few moments to tell us how they got on with their second day of swimming with #TeamBetter...

     

    Ben Hornett with some of the TeamBetter Swim team Ben Hornett with some of the TeamBetter Swim team

     

    Not sure if a hearty fry up was on the list of recommended food supplements

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