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Shallow Water Walking

Starts: April 08 2014 @ 11:00am
Location: DAVID LLOYD GYM, Rectory Lane, Sidcup, Kent

Danny will be walking the 25 metre lengths of David Lloyd Gym swimming baths a minimum of 500 times as an endurance challenge to raise awareness to Parkinson’s Disease and raise much needed funds for his charity – Beat Parkinsons.

On starting at 11.00 am it is estimated that it will take him over 7 hours and 30 minutes.

“This type of endurance event is creative and unique and would test any athlete’s fitness and capability to the core. Danny has had Parkinson’s Disease for over 9 years now and has a legacy of extreme endurance events; this one is up there with them and will test Danny’s physical and mental strength to the limit.

Please come along and support Danny and together we can raise awareness to Parkinson’s Disease and create the much needed funds for further research giving increased hope to finding a cure for this destructive condition to human life.”

“Danny, you continue to amaze and inspire many people with your energy and can -do attitude. All the very best for your latest challenge, I know you can do it Stay positive” – Steve Backley OBE

I managed to walk through the water of the 25 meter long swimming pool with a level depth coming up to the chest in David Lloyd gym in Sidcup, Kent x 502 times = 12550 meters or 7.5 miles in just under 8 hours.Originally the event was to take place 2 weeks earlier but was put back due to illness. I was well prepared for this event wearing compressor socks to starve off getting cramp in the calf muscles. I took painkillers to minimise the amount of pain I would endure. I had SOS vitamin replacement drink and cold bananas to give me energy. As the hours went past I became slower and slower and in the end completed my amazing feat with my awareness around me and balance severely impaired by the sheer exhaustion and probably the amount of chlorine in the water. This achievement is up there with my most successful feats of endurance.
I would like to thank my amazing wife who was with me throughout the challenge and who counted the number of lengths I completed in the pool. I would also like to thank David Lloyd gym in Sidcup, Kent for allowing me to undertake this challenge and for their staffs invaluable support on the day particularly the lifeguards on duty Ryan and Donna.

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