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Paul Parrish
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Endurance athlete.
Endurance athlete.

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The Arch to Arc Final
At risk of spoiling the end of the story, I did it. On Wednesday the 17th September I became the 20th person in history to complete the Arch to Arc and I am also the oldest.  Strange to recount my overall time made me the 6th fastest in the 14 years of part...
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Tick Tock
So this will be my last post prior to departing for the Arch to Arc.  I am sitting at work and juggling last minute plans, trying not to get too stressed.  I was told at 10 am by my Race Director, Dan Earthquake that there is a swim window on Monday that ap...
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Channel Relay 2 - Decisions are made
Before we get to the meat of the post it is of course time for this week's swimming song.  I get a little bit of feedback that people are confused by a hardcore triathlon blog that begins with me weeping openly about the symbolism in some song or other.  It...
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The Lakeland 50 - I am Alpha Male
I am trying to get You Tube to download this pesky piece of video, and it just won't play ball. The link from You Tube takes you to some weird 3 year old laughing his head off when I try and embed it into this blog.  I really want this to be seen and so I a...
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Sources of Inspiration
I think we will keep the sea song fairly straightforward this week.  Seven Seas of Rye by Queen.  When it was released and I was little, the song and the band used to scare me.  They all seemed a bit high energy and in your face to me. Don't forget I was ra...
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Remembering Jane
Forgive me for some self indulgence, but I am going to pile it on in spades.  The song I have chosen this week was going to be the final song I was going to choose before signing off for the Arch to Arc.  But sometimes a song is just right for the time and ...
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It's Not About the Bike
Today's song is a children's classic.  Everyone knows it and everyone has some way of interpreting it.  Puff the Magic Dragon has been sung by us all I suspect and like lots of my songs has no place on a blog about the Arch to Arc (not that this blog has th...
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Mountains
Okay this week's swim song is a total shocker, but it's title couldn't be more apt. It's 10cc's Channel Swimmer, which I think was a B-Side to one of their hits.  You have to hand it to Godley and the other fella in the band, they went to great lengths to f...
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The Arch to Arc (2)
First off is the swimming song:  I've really gone obscure here and rifled the archives for a song I used to really like.  If you were into Indie music at the turn of the millennium a band called JJ72 briefly dented the charts with this little song "October ...
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