That ELLE Running Club, they have all the fun, don’t they (well, if you can call an ultramarathon fun). Training together, doing a bit of team bonding as they jog around London's parks.
Well, feeling a bit left out, one ELLE staffer, who has a dodgy knee and can’t run, decided to set herself her own challenge: a long-distance swim.
Yes, ELLE’s Chief Sub-Editor/Production Editor, Fern Ross, has taken the plunge (sorry LC, but we couldn’t resist the pun) and entered herself into the Sport Relief Swimathon.
Established in 1986, the Swimathon is a nationwide swimming challenge that has raised over £40 million for charity. This year’s event is taken place from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March 2014, and swimmers of all levels can take part at their local pool.
What are you waiting for? Sign up! It’s a great way to get fit, especially if you’ve had an injury. Plus, there will be lots of hot, toned, semi-naked men around. If that wasn’t incentive enough, we don’t know what is…
What: Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon
When: Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March 2014
Where: Hundreds of pools across the UK
Distance: 1.5km to 5km, which you can do as an individual or as a team
Fit Factor: 2/5
Why We’re Swimming: Because non-runners love a challenge too!
Race Mantra: In it to win it
Run it: Register online at swimathon.org
Watch it: This race welcomes spectators. Line the route or welcome the finishers at Cassiobury Park