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Jacquie&Megan

Jacquie & Megan Yeoman

April 18th, 2017 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 47 & 15 Home: Swanley, Kent Mother and daughter hoping to complete the Henley Mile! We started this year determined to take up some form of exercise together to relieve the pressures of work, and studying for GCSE’s. We joined our local leisure centre and have been swimming regularly […]

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Rebecca Chamberlain

April 18th, 2017 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 40 Home: Camberley, Surrey Mother, friend and mad old dog lady.  My inspiration for taking part in This Girl Can Henley Mile is my daughter, Ava. She is a great swimmer, as is my son, who both most definitely take after my husband!  I am more of a – […]

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Laura Hope-Smith

April 18th, 2017 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 39 Home: Wallingford, Oxon I’m a mother of two who feels that it’s about time I start doing things for myself again.  I loved outdoor swimming as a kid when the cold didn’t seem an issue, so when this opportunity came up I grabbed the chance to take part […]

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Kate Cobb

April 18th, 2017 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Age: 35 Home: Full time 35 year old mum to two young and energetic girls, I’ve found it’s been really easy to put exercise on the back burner. Recently however, I decided enough was enough and to get some semblance of fitness back and its great to be feeling more […]

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Jo Henry

April 18th, 2017 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Home: Reading, Berks I’m a 42-year-old, self-employed mum of two fantastic kids and a very bossy wife to the ever-tolerant Ben. I used to be a strong swimmer and a confident, career-minded girl but, like many other mums, I had a bit of an identity crisis once I’d had my […]

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Juliette

April 8th, 2016 / by / in: The girls / No responses

I am the mother of a 7 year old busy boy and 9 year old gorgeous girl, full time School Registrar, wife of 11 years and house-building-slightly-worn-out 42 year old. I thought it high time I challenged myself to fall back in love with swimming and give myself a fitness […]

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Leanne

April 8th, 2016 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Geologist, Brown Owl and chicken keeper. Team sport has never really been my thing but swimming always felt fun rather than a chore. After a bout of insomnia last year when exercise became a distant memory, swimming was the first thing to get me back on track. At first it […]

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Katie

April 8th, 2016 / by / in: The girls / No responses

I’m a nurse, part-time student and new mummy – all of which conspire to give me multiple excuses for not exercising! With broken sleep and in a new mummy haze the majority of my recent contact with water has been sitting by the canal drinking coffee. Entering the Henley Mile […]

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Barbora

April 8th, 2016 / by / in: The girls / No responses

Spending most working days in the office, I’ve been trying to keep fit with varying levels of success. There have been excuses – too much work, not enough time, feeling tired or unwell, until I realised I needed a purpose to keep me on the right track. I often used […]

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Alison

April 8th, 2016 / by / in: The girls / No responses

I am 60, a part time librarian, mother of two grown up sons and about to become a granny. I really do like my food, and am not a sporty type, being built for comfort rather than speed. Three years ago I decided to move on from swimming Old Lady […]