Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Swimming the Thames with David Walliams!

Well, we might be all getting a little frustrated not having yet swum the English Channel, however, today I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to swim with my absolute comedy hero David Walliams (of Little Britain fame) as he navigates the entire 140 miles of the River Thames in 8 days in aid of Sport Relief:

...that's the equivalent of swimming 7 consecutive English Channel swims in a week! Legend!

Today I helped pace David on Day 2 of his swim with his coach and good friend of mine Dr. Greg Whyte, whom many of you will remember came over to Perth last March and gave a chat to those of us aspiring to swim the English Channel. I was in the water with the two of them for nearly 7hrs as we covered approximately 14 (22km) of the 21 miles they had scheduled for the day.

It was an amazing experience and I even had chance to share lunch with them at a lovely pub in Oxfordshire, all dressed in our wetsuits too!

Here's some pics:

And here's the Channel right now:



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