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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously struggling with this guy's "achievement".

Lewis Pugh is one of the most experienced sea swimmers around, yet it took him 3 attempts to get around Dungeness this week. Yet Ross, appears to have had no setbacks or issues in progressing around the country?

Something doesn't stack up Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FatPom wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
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Hope he logs the boat's co-ordinates while he sleeps and doesn't allow drift like our friend who tried to swim to Brazil 6 miles at a time...


The comedy is getting a bit wooden around here.


If he drifts too much, he might get beeched.


He might be better off getting in the boat and rowan

(better late than never eh?)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FoulOleRon wrote:
FatPom wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
Symes wrote:
Hope he logs the boat's co-ordinates while he sleeps and doesn't allow drift like our friend who tried to swim to Brazil 6 miles at a time...


The comedy is getting a bit wooden around here.


If he drifts too much, he might get beeched.


He might be better off getting in the boat and rowan

(better late than never eh?)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stop it Gus. I could get sycamore tree jokes
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking like he's going to finish on Sunday, he's hoping people go out and swim the final stretch with him apparently. 156 days should be the final total.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disappointed that the BBC couldn't name him in their headline...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Disappointed that the BBC couldn't name him in their headline...


really! that's a shame.

i was lucky enough to be one of the tail swimmers coming in with him. The atmosphere was fantastic and there was a lot of love for him out there.

Ive a sneaky suspicion i spotted Towel in the crowds, but could have been a lookalike too.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep I was there, joined in the swim.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ttowel wrote:
Yep I was there, joined in the swim.


Excellent!! the last time i saw you was at the outlaw a few moons ago. If i hadn't have been in such a hurry to thaw out my nadsack, i'd have said hello! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That wasnt cold, unless you were skins.

Perhaps hardened to it through a winter of OW swimming but if you get the chance, do Neptune Steps!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That wasnt cold, unless you were skins.

Perhaps hardened to it through a winter of OW swimming but if you get the chance, do Neptune Steps!


Iím just a pussy, AND I was fully neoprened up!But the Neptune steps looks very interesting. Just clocked your Instagram pic with Mr Edgley. BTW, congrats on the Thames Meander win yesterday, didnít realised you were running it until I just checked the results. I was running the same stretch, (home patch), hoping to tag along with some of you, but got all my timings cocked up. I couldíve had a nice cuppa ready for you. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well congratulations to Ross, I was a doubter now Iím proven wrong. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tin pot wrote:
Well congratulations to Ross, I was a doubter now Iím proven wrong. Smile


You doubted he'd do it in 100 days ?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ed_m wrote:
tin pot wrote:
Well congratulations to Ross, I was a doubter now Iím proven wrong. Smile


You doubted he'd do it in 100 days ?


Good point, but no - I doubted he would swim the full distance at all.

Iíd forgotten the parameters...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tin pot wrote:
ed_m wrote:
tin pot wrote:
Well congratulations to Ross, I was a doubter now Iím proven wrong. Smile


You doubted he'd do it in 100 days ?


Good point, but no - I doubted he would swim the full distance at all.

Iíd forgotten the parameters...


I had noticed that original aim was largely unmentioned but to give him credit... he did say that when interviewed on the one show last night.

Swimming isn't my thing but this definitely falls under the category of .... fun things to do if you can walk away from your job for several months and someone is going to pay for you to do it.
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