Devon Freewheelers supporter Fiona Taylor is taking on a challenge to swim 26 miles in 26 hours, to raise money for Devon Freewheelers. Below Fiona explains why she is taking on the challenge.
I started open water swimming exactly 9 years ago with a one mile charity swim at Roadford Lake. It was so exciting that I came out of the water and promptly signed up for another swim. Since then I've swum various Devon organised swims, the Dart 10K, Bantham Swoosh and the Exmoor & Dartmoor Lake swims, leading to One Way Windermere (10 miles) in 2017 and a 27k (17 miles) race (taking a whopping 9 hours !) in Italy last summer. After coming out of the lake in Italy I thought 'that's it' but nooo.....always on the look out for a challenge I saw a 26 hour, 26 mile swim in Doncaster (not quite Italy) in June that stirred that pit of fear in my stomach and so I signed up.
26 miles in 26 hours. A mile takes me just under half an hour so the rest of the hour will be keeping warm which will be hard during the night hours. I start 8am Saturday and finish 10am Sunday. An endurance and mental challenge this year !
To support Fiona, please visit her fund raising page by clicking on the following link to her Just Giving Page.
We wish Fiona all the very best for her challenge. From all of us Fiona thank you!