Other than the start and the finish, it can’t be said that Channel Swimming is hugely popular as a spectator sport.
There’s the obvious thrill (!?) of watching our loved ones walk out of their depths into the murky, cold, and potentially perilous English Channel only to disappear from sight sooner than we thought as they reach the choppier water
Then comes the waiting..........
In many other long distance sports events, e.g. the marathon, we supporters can take a short cut and find our way to another location where we know our heroes will pass us so we can shout a few words of encouragement - not so the Channel Swi