Chris Foulds

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Fundraising for Aspire
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Event: ASPIRE Channel Swim 2007, on 9 December 2007
Participants: Just Me !

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1967 of 1967 lengths / 21.46 of 22 miles


Updates On My Progress At The Bottom

I have signed up to swim the equivalent of the English channel to help the Charity ASPIRE, the national spinal cord injury charity, they have invited swimmers young and old from across the United Kingdom to take part in their annual ASPIRE Channel Swim.

This popular event takes place between Monday 17th September and Sunday 9th December 2007 - however instead of freezing in the Channel - I like all people taking this challenge are clocking up the equivalent distance of the Channel (22 miles) in the warmth and comfort of my local swimming pool.

My local pool which is the Empress Pool In Chatteris is 18 meters in length.
So I have got to swim 1967 lengths in under ten weeks !. I start this Thursday (27th September) and will add a progress meter.

For more information please visit Aspire Channel Swim

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: ASPIRE will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

Please dig deep and sponsor me online !

Many thanks for your support.

September 27th - First day today and it was hard work , though managed to swim 71 laps - I need to achieve 200 laps a week minimum to do it , so am aiming for 70 laps per visit and to go three times a week. Setup a page with photos from my lap counter watch where I will put a picture of the laps per swim as evidence.
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Based on todays speed if I was just to swim the entire thing in one it would take me 18hrs and 37mins. 
September 29th - Was hard work today and I was limited by time so only managed 53 laps. Luckily I this and my previous swim were to get "Laps in hand" for the main challenge ahead.
October 1st - 70 laps !
October 5th - 90 laps
October 8th - 81 laps
October 11th - 80 laps
October 16th - 100 laps ! - Just passed the 1/4 mark !
October 19th - 64 laps
October 21st - 60 laps
October 22nd - October 28th - No Swimming , Was ill
October 30th - 81 laps
November 1st - 100 laps
November 3rd - 84 laps
November 5th - FIVE weeks left , 1033 lengths or 207 laps per week , next swim is tomorrow. Aiming for 90 per session now so should do it easy.
November 6th - 81 laps - crossed the halfway mark.
November 8th - 80 laps
November 13th - 80 laps
November 15th - 81 laps
November 17th - 60 laps
November 20th - 70 laps
November 22nd - 70 laps
November 24th - 80 laps
November 27th - 81 laps
November 29th - 84 laps
December 1st - 50 laps
December 4th - 80 laps
December 6th - 88 laps
December 8th - 54 laps

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Every two hours someone in the UK is paralysed by a spinal cord injury. It can happen to anyone at any time and no one is prepared for how it will change their life. Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help, supporting spinal cord injured people from injury to independence.

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