I’d like to recommend another blog to read if you’ve enjoyed this one (although first of all you should probably take yourself to one side and give yourself a good talking to – enjoyed this one? Get a life!). Anyway, if you have enjoyed this one then you should read Reminiscences of a Long Distance Swimmer.
In particular you should read the post about the Windermere swim that Mark completed last year. Not only did he swim Windermere, but he raised over £6k for charity.
He also swam Bala this year (beating me by an hour) and is planning to do Loch Lomond this year. Good luck Mark.