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Sarah Thomas Swims Channel x4.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Weekender, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  2. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I watch Channel 4 sometimes.
    AudioAl, Barrymagrec and zarniwoop like this.
  3. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Very nice interview with her mother on Today R4, this morning - her daughter was asleep!!!

    The whole thing is even les sane that it first appear. On her first day she had a spell where she was constantly throwing-up, and the effects of the salt water on her mouth means that she basically can't speak.

    A truly amazing lady.
  4. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    Immense effort.
  5. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I can’t believe she just did that? Has she got a donations page for breast cancer?
  6. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Bloody hell. 50-odd hours in the sea.
  7. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    Looking at the GPS tracking data she did ~130 miles in total. That’s equivalent to about 6 direct crossings.

    I want to know what her secret is for warding off cramp. I do a lot of swimming (well, not by her standards, and in a heated pool) and I start cramping up after an hour or so.
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  8. sls4321

    sls4321 pfm Member

    My cousin (female, age 49) swam the channel about 3 weeks ago and she was telling us the things she had to put up with. 4 times is mad.
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  9. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Incredible. I knew a chap who swam the Irish sea - NI to Scotland. He gave up on his first attempt after swimming into a shoal of jellyfish. These people are definitely a different breed.
  10. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Swimming the channel just once is amazing in itself, but an astonishing achievement to cross it 4 times.

    IN my teenage years I used to swim open water distances of 10-15 miles and 5k in the pool, and in fact my swimming coach wanted me to step up to attempt the Channel, but I lost interest. I have done enough open water swimming off our coast to know the crap obstacles (literally sometimes) you'll meet along the way.
  11. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    it is truly unbelievable and she had breast cancer recently
  12. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    It's a bit harsh donating breast cancer......
  13. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  14. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    It's a play on your words. Don't spill your tea.....
  15. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    words on the internet do not convey intonation, intent or mood - use smilies
  16. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    Will do :)
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  17. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

  18. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    The documentary that inspired her...

  19. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Me too, only I used to do it holding my breath underwater.
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  20. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator


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