The #ChannelIslandsTriathlon – 11-13th June 2016
3 different Islands, 3 different disciplines
I have always loved the water and in the interest of finding new ways of testing my limits, I thought it could be fun to take on a swimming challenge. With this in mind, I found myself looking at stretches of open water in the UK that I might be able to involve somehow and I was simultaneously looking at Islands I could possibly circumnavigate in my kayak. Whilst researching both of these options, I couldn’t help but notice how close together 3 of the Channel Islands are… I mean, why circumnavigate 1 island when you can circumnavigate 3, right? The Channel Islands Triathlon was born. I should also mention this was my first ever triathlon!.
Swim around Sark
June 12th - Kayak and accidental half marathon around Guernsey
I set off to kayak around Guernsey until weather conditions became too severe and I finished the loop on foot, walking just over a half marathon around the island.
JUNE 13TH - RIDE AROUND jERSEY
The Channel Islands are home to one of the biggest tidal ranges in the world and I’m grateful to the strong support I recieved from the experienced local open water swimming community in helping me plan my endeavours carefully. Special thanks to Visit Guernsey, Visit Jersey, Adventure Sark, Outdoor Guernsey and the Guernsey Sailing Trust.
Grab a cup of tea and check out the mini film below!