Extreme Lake District Cycling: The Fred Whitton Challenge

In July 2014 Mark Fishwick suffered a serious cycling accident which required surgery and careful rehabilitation at Low Wood Club before he was back out on the open roads. Incredibly in May 2015, he competed in the Fred Whitton Challenge, 112 miles long with 3,950 metres of climb! Continue reading “Extreme Lake District Cycling: The Fred Whitton Challenge”

Low Wood Club helps on Road to Recovery

Mark Fishwick suffered a serious cycling accident in July 2014 requiring surgery and a period of careful rehabilitation. His determination saw him back at Low Wood Club and in the saddle by November that year and incredibly, he competed in the infamous Fred Whitton Challenge in May 2015 covering some of the steepest roads in the country, raising money for The Great North Air Ambulance Service which had come to his rescue! This is his story … Continue reading “Low Wood Club helps on Road to Recovery”

Cassie Patten’s Training advice for the next Great North Swim

In the final video of our series filmed at Low Wood Bay, Cassie Patten talks to Kate, Anna and Rachel about training in preparation for next years Great North Swim. Continue reading “Cassie Patten’s Training advice for the next Great North Swim”

Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Nutrition

Following on from our previous Great North Swim Video with Cassie Patten where we covered Sighting and Confidence Kate, Anna and Rachel ask for some tips on what they should eat before a Great Swim or an Open Water Swimming event. Continue reading “Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Nutrition”

Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Confidence

Following on from our previous Great North Swim Video with Cassie Patten where we covered Sighting, Kate, Anna and Rachel ask for some tips to build their confidence in the open water. Continue reading “Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Confidence”

Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Sighting

In the second of our video blogs in the lead up to the Great North Swim, Cassie Patten, open water Olympic Bronze and two times World Silver Medalist talks to Kate Cameron, Anna Rogerson and Rachel Amner, a group of three women who are signed up to do the 2 mile race at the Great North Swim and who have all caught the open water swimming ‘bug’. Continue reading “Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Sighting”

Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: From Pool to Outdoor Swimming

In the first of our video blogs in the lead up to the Great North Swim, Cassie Patten, open water Olympic Bronze and two times World Silver Medalist meet 12 year old Taylor Aplin and gives her some tips on making the transition from pool swimming to the outdoors in the open water of Windermere. Continue reading “Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: From Pool to Outdoor Swimming”