By: adminTags: Swimmer
Jul 22, 2015
Day Job: Artist
What made you sign up for the Nivea 5 x 5 Challenge?
I went through an awful spell at the end of last year, when 2 of my dogs died and my third seriously ill. My world caved in. Daniela is a good friend of mine. When she told me that she signed up I thought the Challenge was just what I needed. Something to focus on and lift me out of gloom. I like how all 25 are just ordinary people, not super athletes, and we all have to push that much more.
Also I really like the fact that the charity offers a bit of joy and relief to families who are going through such worrying trials.
Have you ever attempted such a distance before?
Not this distance. I have crossed the Channel some 13 times and have done 2 long distance triathlons from Gharb, Gozo to B’Bugia, Malta. But the longest distance I have ever swum is 5.6k
What are your thoughts as you look forward to the Challenge?
Only Positive. I was very upset to get a double elbow injury just after signing up, but things are finally looking up! I am managing the set distance for this programme and am totally looking forward to the Challenge. I try not to think of the many jellyfish we will meet along the way….Bring it on!