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Women in Sport Week 2017 – Pioneers and Women Leading the Charge Now!

“Women in Sport Week is a national awareness week providing an opportunity for everybody involved with playing, delivering, working in, volunteering or watching sport to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women’s sport across the UK.” 495 more words

B.C. teen Emily Epp prepares to swim across English Channel

BOWEN ISLAND, B.C. – It took nearly 11 hours, but a 17-year-old girl from Kelowna, B.C., has completed her gruelling goal of swimming around an island off the coast of Vancouver. 555 more words


First female in history to solo paddle board across the English Channel

Lizzie Carr has become the first female in history to solo stand up paddle board across the English Channel.

Setting off from Dungeness in Kent, at 7.15am today (Thursday,18th May) Lizzie paddled solidly for over seven hours to complete her epic and exhausting crossing, reaching Boulogne, France at 2.15pm (BST). 322 more words


Quirky Dorset - Part 16

– – – Exploring The Countryside and Lanes of Dorset – – –

OK, so I lied yesterday :) ! I’ve decided that I will continue this series a little longer, and today we visit a real icon of Dorset and something that is almost unique. 905 more words



May 6th in history:

Before 1994, if the average traveler wanted to cross the English Channel, that person would have to swim, take a boat or fly across. 99 more words

Today In History

How an unusual hashtag led to a personalized visit to an obscure area of the Netherlands

On the last Sunday in November, I found myself strolling around the peaceful fishing village of Urk, one of the most charming and isolated corners of the… 1,280 more words