The actor David Walliams is swimming the 140 mile length of the Thames for Sports Relief. He has caught the ‘Thames tummy’ and progress has slowed a bit, but he is expected to make it to the Twickenham/Richmond area Sunday or Monday.
He has raised nearly £500k so far for Sports Relief and could use your support both on the riverside and financially. Why not come down to the Thames and cheer David on?
You can track his current location here: www.sportrelief.com/whats-on/the-bt-sport-relief-challenges-walliams-vs-the-thames or you can donate to Sports Relief here: https://www.sportrelief.com/donate/walliams
– hat tip to Ed Randall
My very unofficial progress forecast is as follows:
On Saturday he will reach Windsor and possibly even Staines.
He will pass Penton Hook (Laleham) early on Sunday morning, Walton around lunchtime, Kingston in the evening and finish up at Teddington Lock around 7pm on Sunday.
On Monday he will swim down from Teddington past Twickenham until he reaches Richmond Lock. He will have to stop there and wait until the tide turns at 4pm. That will probably be a good place to cheer him on if you get there quickly after school on Monday.
Once he gets back in on the ebb tide, he will go shooting off downstream towards Kew faster than a Thames Jellyfish.Ed on 2011-09-09 21:28:13 +0000
Some solid information:
He will swim to Old Windsor tonight (Saturday). Sunday's target is Kingston.
He will be at Teddington Lock early on Monday, on through Twickenham and down to Richmond Lock, below there he is at the mercy of the tide and the sewage.Ed on 2011-09-10 11:54:01 +0000
Correction I meant to type "he will be at TEDDINGTON lock early on Monday, then on down through Twickenham" ...Ed on 2011-09-10 12:06:06 +0000
Further update: Plan for today has changed slightly, he is aiming to swim 21 miles today (Sunday) and be at Teddington Lock for 19:30 www.sportrelief.com/walliamsEd on 2011-09-11 08:56:38 +0000