An environmental campaigner has smashed the world record for swimming around Isle of Wight. Plasterer Oly Rush from Upton, Dorset, circumnavigated 65 miles around the island in 15 hours and nine minutes – smashing the previous best of 26 hours. He set off at Seaview Yacht Club near Ryde at 11am on Monday and climbed from the water at 2:09am. … Read More
An environmental campaigner who aims to swim around the Isle of Wight and break the world record was surrounded by 50 sharks during a training swim. Oly Rush, 36, was doing his first practise at night when he kept being buffeted and nibbled by mysterious creatures.
An environmental campaigner is swimming non-stop around the Isle of Wight for a gruelling 24 hours to break a world record.
Vegan powerhouse Oly Rush, from Upton, Dorset, has decided to take on the 65-mile challenge after swimming the length of the Jurassic Coast last year.
A recruitment regional director who could barely complete four lengths of her local pool finished a five kilometre swim for charity just eight weeks later. Angela Milne, 49, who manages the Southampton, Gosport and Godalming branches of Berry Recruitment, also raised more than £4,000 for charity – blowing away her £500 target. Originally from Menstrie in Scotland, Angela lives now … Read More