Three months until I dive into the Atlantic and things have really picked up! I’m now negotiating book and film rights for the trip. The publicity from last week is still on going and is going increasingly global! There’s heaps of good natured banter going on on forums all over the internet (my personal favourite was the guy who listed the top ten ways I was going to die-heart warming stuff!).
We’re still looking for one or two more sponsors but things are looking good. We’re also about 30schools short of the 300 target! We’re looking for 100 UK schools, 100 schools from on my route and 100 schools from round the world so if you know any teachers then put them in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m 90% certain that I’m going to change the swim route from starting in New York to Nova Scotia which will take nearly 900miles of the swim-this will be a great pressure reliever! It does mean I’ll be starting in even colder waters though!
I’m interviewing a couple of guys for the Captain and First Mate roles on the boat-sadly my mate Guy Ellis had to pull out of the trip. Then after that I’m heading down to the festival of all things triathlon, cycling and running that is TCR10 (http://www.tcrshow.com/) I’ll be going to a few talks and wandering around so please come and have a chat if you see me!
Three months is going to fly by! I’ve got two more months of heavy training and then a month of 4-6hours swims in cold water to acclimatise before flying out to the States on the 2nd May!