Those who have been following my efforts with swimming and cycling will know that this year didn’t quite work out as planned. The Dunwich Dynamo was on a working weekend and I had hoped to do the Suffolk Sunrise Ride instead. In the end I wasn’t able to do the Sunrise on the official date but had a great time doing it a few weeks later. My other main aim for this year was to do the 2 mile Great East Swim. Then the weather happened; specifically huge gales and the swim was moved to the Sunday, a working day for me again. Although I have done a few 2 mile swims at Fritton lake it didn’t feel the same as doing an event swim. So I signed up for the Norwich River Swim with Active Outdoor (who run the Fritton swims). This morning as Suffolk was being racked with massive thunderstorms I set off for Norwich to swim through the city. It was lovely, well done to all the keen swimmers who went off at a heck of a lick with the joy of going with the flow and the fact that everyone will have recorded a personal best [the swim has not been done before], me I did my more leisurely breast stroke, no wetsuit, to the end and enjoyed the leafy city from river level.
Huge thanks to those who have donated to my charities this year. The pages will remain open for a few more weeks, then its time to think of challenges for next year….