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Wendy

April 19th, 2018 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 50 Home: Ellwood, Gloucestershire I work as an Accountant and live in the Forest of Dean with my husband, 3 (mad) rescue dogs and 2 horses. I’ve just turned 50 and I’m (very)  fat and frumpy. I used to be fit – I’ve even survived the London marathon – […]

Jo

April 19th, 2018 / by / in: The girls / 1 Response

Age: 36 Home: Guildford Hello, I’m a 36 year old mother of 3, I work nights in the local Emergency Department, a demanding but very rewarding job! My childhood summers were whiled away swimming at the local outdoor pool, but that soon gave way to a life of working and […]

Jenifer

April 19th, 2018 / by / in: The girls / 2 Responses

Age: 48 Home: Farnham, Surrey Overweight, under height, and definitely unfit – what was I thinking? I’m never going to get a wetsuit to fit me! I’ve been calling myself 50 for some time but by the time the Henley Mile comes round I will be in the last year […]

Harriet

April 19th, 2018 / by / in: The girls / 1 Response

Age: 25 Home: City, London Chances are that the thought of swimming makes you shudder. A reminder of PE teachers barking from a chilly poolside, fingers like prunes and the constant threat of verrucas. Until a few years ago, I shuddered too. It was a sustained period of illness which […]

Erica

April 19th, 2018 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 35 Home: Marlow, Bucks I’m Mum to two beautiful girls (4 & 1) who are brimming with so much personality I sometimes wonder who is actually in charge! Since going back to work earlier this year I often joke about my days in the office as being my ‘days […]

Jacqui

April 19th, 2018 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 44 Home: Harpenden, Herts I am a 44 year old woman, who likes to set herself a challenge each year, big or small. I have always enjoyed exercise, which has varied over the years mainly due to having problems with my back. Like many people my age, I learnt […]

Jacquie & Megan Yeoman

April 18th, 2017 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 47 & 15 Home: Swanley, Kent Mother and daughter hoping to complete the Henley Mile! We started this year determined to take up some form of exercise together to relieve the pressures of work, and studying for GCSE’s. We joined our local leisure centre and have been swimming regularly […]

Rebecca Chamberlain

April 18th, 2017 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 40 Home: Camberley, Surrey Mother, friend and mad old dog lady.  My inspiration for taking part in This Girl Can Henley Mile is my daughter, Ava. She is a great swimmer, as is my son, who both most definitely take after my husband!  I am more of a – […]

Laura Hope-Smith

April 18th, 2017 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 39 Home: Wallingford, Oxon I’m a mother of two who feels that it’s about time I start doing things for myself again.  I loved outdoor swimming as a kid when the cold didn’t seem an issue, so when this opportunity came up I grabbed the chance to take part […]

Kate Cobb

April 18th, 2017 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 35 Home: Full time 35 year old mum to two young and energetic girls, I’ve found it’s been really easy to put exercise on the back burner. Recently however, I decided enough was enough and to get some semblance of fitness back and its great to be feeling more […]