The Murky Mekong River Swim

The Mekong River is the world’s 12th longest river. Starting in China, it passes through Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam before finally dumping into the ocean. Last Sunday I decided to swim a piddling part of it, 600 metres to be precise out of its total length of 4,350 kilometres. The Mekong River Swim … Continue reading The Murky Mekong River Swim

Getting fitter and faster in the pool

There’s not much that will get me up early on a weekend morning. So I was slightly shocked when I voluntarily rolled myself out of bed on Saturday before 7am. 30 minutes later, I was at the swimming pool. I had signed up for a month’s worth of swimming lessons, courtesy of No Shortcuts Training. … Continue reading Getting fitter and faster in the pool