Day 5 of the World Masters is always Relay Day, so Lynne and I had a day off to sightsee. Now one of the amazing difficulties we’d encountered during our trip was how difficult it was to spend money. I had been rather worried on Day 1 that I could only source 250 quids worth of […]Read More Binge’s Adventures Abroad Day 6, Herding Cats
Now all this Binge Swimming not doing enough training malarkey (which is perfectly true ) is my excuse (and probably a very valid one) for the fact that my competitive performances often leave quite a lot to be desired. I still have delusions that if I ever manage to get back into the swing or […]Read More Binge’s Adventures Abroad Day 5 Still Got It?
Day 4 started with a minor disaster, I was assaulted by a bottle of Sprite. I can’t remember whether or not I’ve mentioned this before but the “Gulag” is deemed a dry zone and I didn’t fancy my chances of sneaking a few bottles of beer through the security checkpoints, (well the X rays might […]Read More Binge’s Adventures Abroad Day 4 – Failed Assassination attempt by Russian Sprite
The Brits are rapidly coming to the conclusion that this is a phenomenal meet, and from a sport point of view probably the best we’ve ever experienced, if you stayed behind you’ve really missed something. The Russian’s have clearly given a lot of thought, planning and money into making the event a success, and the facilities are […]Read More Binge’s Adventures Abroad Day 3 – Let Loose in Kazan
Despite the 14 hours of travelling to get here the Brits have by and large viewed this trip as a jaunt to another European city and rather than arrive a few days beforehand to properly acclimatise have pretty much jumped right in so the swimming started pretty much immediately. Lynne and I were no different, […]Read More Binge’s Adventures Abroad 2015 Day 2
Ok admit it you’d never even heard of Kazan (or even the Republic of Tatarstan) until FINA in its infinite wisdom chose to award the 2015 World Swimming Championships to this Russian City. So another World Champs comes around and I just can’t resist the urge to pack my Speedo bag, compete in unchartered Bingeswimming […]Read More Binge’s adventures abroad Day 1
Teenage Triathlete returned to our shores on Tuesday and needed me (or more precisely my credit card) to go shopping yesterday afternoon. This meant that I had to opt for the earlier Ryton Tri session rather than the Durham session I had been visiting over recent weeks. I was moved out of the top lane when a bunch […]Read More Saturday Shopping and Swimming
Ever had one of those swim sessions when you know that no matter what you try it’s going to be pants? Well on Wednesday I made it home around 6:40pm and was humming and harring as to whether or not I wanted to swim at 8pm when I noticed on Facebook that the session had […]Read More Wednesday Wipe Out