It’s gym life, but not as we know it


I’m no gym bunny – I lack both the drive and the floppy ears – but it was clear, even to me, that my Big, Mad Swim Around Britain would require a bit more training than my current motivation fuels. When Glasgow Club gifted me an unlimited membership to their 22 gyms and 12 pools across the city then, I … Read More

The learning cycle


Whether it’s ABC, pie or falling off a log, some things in life are widely considered as easy. And riding a bike, I was always promised, is one of them. But if you’re naturally predisposed to gravity and you’re about as well-balanced as a Glasgow meal plan, getting on your bike can be daunting. As a child, I watched friends … Read More

Staying afloat


Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. I’m pretty sure Coleridge hadn’t The Big, Mad Swim in mind when penning his epic poem, but I reckon I’m starting to feel a fraction of the Ancient Mariner’s pain. Fine, I still haven’t quite left the comfort of carpet underfoot just yet, but even planning for a challenge so at odds … Read More