In March, I had the privilege of being asked to take Lynne Allbutt the incredible bare foot runner wild swimming to celebrate her birthday.
This kindred spirit of the great outdoors writes regular columns for newspapers as well as having her own book published about her barefoot running journey and what inspired it.
Here’s her uplifting article on her ‘Birthday on the Wildside’, cold water swimming with me!
A happy, cheery, feel-good story, which will inspire you and make you want to embrace nature even more!
Lynne and I went swimming before the Government’s social distancing and restrictions on travel were introduced.
My name is Angela Jones and I am a sports coach-teacher specialising in running, swimming and kayaking and the underlying strengthening and technique required to learn, improve and excel in these activities.
9.5K Wild Walk & Guided Swim - Biblins to Monmouth - 29 August
Introduction to Wild Swimming - Usk - Tuesday 25 August
3.5K Walk & Guided Swim - Ross-on-Wye - Sunday 16 August
4.5K Guided Swim - Kerne Bridge to Lydbrook - 15 August
Swim Wild Wye Weekends in September
2K Wild Walk & Swim - Monmouth 8 August
2K Wild Walk & Swim - Symonds Yat 5 August
2K Wild Walk & Swim - Symonds Yat 12 August
1K Wild Walk & Swim - Usk 18 August
August - September Events Now Live
Bespoke Adventure Weekend in Spain
Loving Life with ITV's Coast & Country
Birthday on the Wildside for Lynne Allbutt
Wild on the Wye
Plastic free rivers pledge by MP
Canoe Wales interview Angela Jones
"Age is no barrier" says athlete
BBC Documentary Border Lives which shows Angela's 86 mile swim, 100 mile kayak & 160 mile run along the River Wye
Please join me @angelajoness www.run-wild.co.uk