Ten superb songs about swimming #SwimmingWeek

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It might not yet be customary to don a waterproof iPod and headphones while looping the lanes at your local pool, but there are plenty of swim-themed tunes to keep you occupied on dry land. In keeping with this week’s swimming theme, we’ve put together a list of the best.   Peter Gabriel – I Go Swimming (1983) There are many …

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Waterlog Reswum: Joe Minihane talks about Roger Deakin and open water swimming #SwimmingWeek

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Image: Devil’s Bridge, The River Lune, waterlogreswum.com In 1999 nature writer and documentary maker Roger Deakin made swimming history. Although the quintessentially eccentric English gent with his rambling Suffolk home (complete with its own moat) didn’t know so at the time, his epic book Waterlog would go on to revolutionise open water swimming.  For a generation stuck behind a desk whose …

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The future of swimming – urban lakes and re-generated Lidos? #SwimmingWeek

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Whether it’s global warming, cleaner rivers or just the need to get away from the trappings of modern day life stuck behind a desk, it seems there is a huge rise in urban swimming. In the summer it’s traditionally been the many lidos that have been our city’s beaches, particularly in London where dozens of these large outdoor pools still …

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Five iPhone apps to help you swim faster #SwimmingWeek

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Swimming is one of those sports that’s great for both serious and casual exercise, but like all others you have to keep upping your game to be able to keep upping your game to get anywhere. Of course, that always leads to one goal: improving your speed. To help, here are five apps that will help you to improve your swimming …

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Extreme Swims – including Land’s End to John O’Groats and The Amazon #SwimmingWeek

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  Most of us are happy to plod up and down our local swimming pool for a few laps. Or maybe if we are feeling really adventurous heading off for a quick dip in the sea. But what if you really want a swimming challenge to impress your mates? Here we look at six of the most extreme swims ever …

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Reports that Fabregas agreed personal terms with Chelsea

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Breaking news from Spain According to the Star Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, who have a good reputation with close links to Barca, this morning claimed that the Blues had reached an agreement with Fabregas. The issue for the club is apparently the fee with Barca holding out for around £30 million With Arsenal and Man United seemingly choosing to pass …

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Flyknit Experience: We test out the new Nike Lunar 1+ in a running ‘flash mob’ along The Thames

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If you started running a few years ago, when it was still disparagingly referred to as jogging, you know how heavy trainers used to be – like wearing lead weights on your feet. Not any more. Manufacturers are literally tripping over each other to bring the latest lightweight fabric technologies to our feet.  Last month saw the arrival of the …

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Great pictures from The Golden Age of Formula One – the 60s and 70s

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So F1 fans chin up! The new season starts four months today in Australia. Time will fly by. So to help fill the void in your life caused by lack of racing here is a quick trip back to the golden early days of Formula One in the 60s and 70s. In some ways it is a bitter sweet journey …

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Is Everton’s Leighton Baines the footballer with the best music taste? His top albums of 2012 revealed – Tame Impala, Richard Hawley and more!

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Everton and England footballer Leighton Baines may have just revealed himself as the player with the best taste in music, after revealing his top albums of 2012 on the club’s website. The defender picked Dr John’s “Locked Down” as his album of the year, saying he was impressed by The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach who had produced the album. Baines …

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Pep Guardiola – the most stylish man in football. Here’s the evidence

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After winning a host of trophies with his beloved Barca Josep Pep Guardiola is currently in the middle of a sabbatical from the game, quaffing the Espressos, wandering the streets of Manhattan and pondering his next move. With Roberto Di Matteo the latest manager to to be given the Siberian shoulder Pep is odds on favourite to take over the …

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Brandish fitness: The Jawbone Up gets a makeover

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Right now there may be loads of different fitness apps and gadgets on the market, but one of the first pioneers in the whole health tracking tech space was Jawbone’s Up bracelet, a wearable gadget that hugged your wrist all day long with a lot of promising features designed to help you track your activity levels and a lot LOT …

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Brandish Christmas List #2 Savile Rogue Cashmere Football Scarves

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I have always found it surprising that football clubs haven’t cottoned on to the fact that not all of their fans want to be seen wearing cheap and rather nasty clothes and accessories. There’s clearly a whole group of fans who want to show their colours but wouldn’t be seen dead sporting the usual branded clobber that their team churns …

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Unleash your inner Bradley Wiggins with custom Mango Bikes

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The worlds of bespoke style and bicycles collide at Mango Bikes, who let you pick the colour and style of virtually every component of their custom rides. From frame colours to handlebar styles, there’s a near-infinite amount of bikes that can be put together through all manner of part combinations. Check below for our attempt at a Tron-inspired Light Cycle! Single-speed …

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Gold Medal Style Winners: a look back at the standout style moments of the London 2012 Olympics

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Sponsored post London’s always been an edgy trendsetter, and this summer it showed that sport can be just as sexy as the catwalk, thanks to some standout style stars on the track. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Karen Elson may have strutted their stuff in Alexander McQueen to close the games, but when it comes to memorable fashion moments, this …

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Who are the main challengers for the Champions League?

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Sponsored post With the qualifying rounds already well under way, the buzz for the return of the Champions League is starting to build and it won’t be long until the group stage draw is upon us. Last season’s victors Chelsea will be keen to get going, as will clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United who failed …

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LONDON 2012: The 5 worst kits of the Olympic Games

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Team GB really lucked out when they managed to bag Stella McCartney’s superb skills for the design of their Adidas Olympic kit. But for some nations, the Olympic catwalk has not been so  kind. Forget the empty seats at many events – for Brandish it’s been far more distressing spotting the sportswear sins some nations have forced upon their top …

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LONDON 2012: Talking Adidas cycling sportswear with Victoria Pendleton of Team GB

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Team GB have already picked up one London 2012 cycling gold medal thanks to Bradley Wiggins’ dominating performance in the time trials yesterday. This week sees the doors to the velodrome open, where Team GB’s Victoria Pendleton is well placed to grab another top podium place. We caught up with her last week to discuss the new sportswear innovations from …

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: We chat with the legendary Daley Thompson about the London 2012 Olympics and SEGA’s official videogame

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You may or may not have realised, but Britain is gearing up for one of its most sport-filled summers of all time. Playing host to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the world’s finest athletes will be competing with the best that Britain has to offer in iconic venues across the capital. And who better to shed light on Team GB’s prospects at …

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