Minke whale, freezing water and tight shoulders for Edgley
29 July, 2018, 1:16 pm
Strongman beats the odds as he pushes alongside Ireland.
Strongman Ross Edgley has broken his daily Great British Swim record during the latest leg of his epic quest to swim 2000 miles around the British mainland. Here is all you need to know:
– The 32-year-old rounded Land’s End recently as Great Britain basked in high temperatures with the next leg taking him past Solva Harbour into the Irish Sea.
– With the threat of Hurricane Chris’ path across the Atlantic Ocean hanging over him, Edgley continued to make great progress fuelled by hundreds of bananas.
– Unfortunately, his shoulders began to tighten up which forced him to bring his masseur friend Jeff over for a rigorous three-hour massage to lessen the pain.
– He revealed, “I am going to have a new body after this MOT. Magic in those fingers of his. He has now freed that up to generate more force through them.”
– Edgley also had a minke whale following his progress, while he dug in one day to break his daily record with a phenomenal 16.3 nautical miles in a single tide.
– He added, “If the ocean decides to hand you a gift first thing in the morning – you don’t question it, you take it. You put your goggles on and you swim hard.”
– Despite the far colder Irish Sea water, Edgley, his girlfriend Hester and his project team would now prefer to hug the Irish coast than drift into Morecambe Bay.