I've been doing triathlon since 1992 & did my 1st Ironman in 1997 - The Longest Day, since then I've been doing 1 or 2 Ironman races a year & last year I did the Enduroman Double Ironman.

I've done the Winter Tough Guy 12 years on the trot so I'm very familiar with hypothermia and I've done lots of marathons & I've done Draycote 35 ultra distance race twice.

Swimming the channel has been on my bucket list for a long time & I ain't getting any younger!

Steve Howes

Having had a 20-year football career consisting entirely of ineffective goal-hanging, Martyn Brunt took the advice of his team mates who bade him to f*** off and hang your boots up, shovel-foot and took up triathlon at the age of 35.

Despite showing no aptitude or ability of any sort he has continued to compete and five years on he has become one of the UK’s top mediocre performers, finishing consistently in the bottom half of many races. In a bid find new ways to drown out the screaming in his head, he has decided to swim across the channel, implying to his friends he is doing it solo when in reality he will be relying on the keenness of Karen and naivety of Steve to get the team across in a way that means he can contribute the minimum of effort.

He expects to be slowed down by the fact that he drags an ego the size of a planet behind him, but is hoping his recent sex-change operation to become a man will provide extra strength. His current training regime involves staying in the bath until the water goes cold and brushing up on his French phrases such as Avez vous un cuppa?”, Ou est le booze hypermarket? the bicycle of my mother has been struck by lightning?

Visit Martins Blog: http://www.wiggleblog.com/category/team-wiggle/martyn-brunt/

Martyn Brunt

Living in Stratford on Avon i am a hundred miles or so from the sea, this seems like a thousand to a man of Kent who used to scuba dive in the channel as a teenager and stare at the french coast and wonder if i could swim there.

When you have a cycling background and can also 'run a bit' it is natural that i ended up doing triathlon. And so it woz.
Although swimming was just some exercise i did before the bike, it has always made me feel great when finishing a swim session. This attempt will be the end of that post swim feeling.!
I have been open water swimming since the nineties and have notched up a few half ironmen and Lanzarote Ironman.

The problem is i have always worn a wetsuit!!!

'There are no black lines in the sea' i was told when open water training, No, but there are tankers, flotsum, jellyfish and basking sharks to help us dodge the customs.

'Which way to the beach'?

Robin Corder
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Andy Heath