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Swimming in the Thames

I saw this recently in the Evening Standard – it’s an idea for swimming pools in the Thames in central London.

It looks amazing and it would be a great way to enjoy the river, but without having to fight with the boat traffic.

The concept is that a new sewer system will be employed soon, making the river cleaner and so better to swim in. The pool would be separate to the river in an enclosed tank, but it would fill with water from the Thames at high tide.

A while ago I wrote about an idea to create swimming lanes in London’s canals, it would be amazing if some of these ideas came off and we had much more “wild” swimming happening in London.


There is a Twitter account set up to promote this project – you should follow them here. You can also see much more about the project, with some original designs here.

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Simply Amazing

I may not be doing my own personal challenge to raise money for charity, but many other people do. And when the challenge is great enough then I’m more than happy to support them.

Well… you can’t get a lot greater than this – Martin Cox from Nottingham will be riding from Lands End to John O’Groats and then back again, all in ten days. He’s looking to raise around £180,000 which will be split between 7 charities.

If you only sponsor one person this year, Martin has to be pretty near the top of your list.

I first came across Martin through his Twitter account @lejogle2012 (Lands End, John O’Groats, Lands End – geddit?) and while I’m pretty pleased with myself when I swim a few miles I regularly see updates from Martin about his 50, 60, 70 or more miles training sessions. His effort and determination definitely put me in the shade and he is definitely someone you should sponsor if you are so inclined.

This amazing effort starts on May 21st and you can follow his progress here.

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