So I did it. My Dryathlon is over and I raised a final total amount of £555 – over £300 more than I originally set out to raise, for which I am eternally grateful to the following people..
My son, George, who gave me 21p from his own money box. My wife, my Mum, Uncle Pat, Val, Marie, Emma Gillan, Bod, Mark, Richard, Anne, Andy, Barney, Daz Oakley, Myles Lambert, Marion, Teresa, DeDolleDes, Glenn Johnson, Clare Freer, Andy P, Sian Foley, Philip Kelly, Ian Mayor, Kara & James, RDGMartin, Rach Smith, Alex Armstrong, Dina, Jim, #SomeRandomBlokeOffTwitter, Cheryl, Vic, Stath, Jim Chaney, Lizzie B, Nicola Beattie, Martin, Paul Connolly, Neil, Chris Hall, Lambic Andy, Chris, John Wilkinson, Roneebean, Doody, and Nigel.
So after what felt like the longest 31 days of my life, what better way to celebrate than spending an afternoon in a great pub with amazing company? Yesterday, a group of us went to The Swan in Stratford-St-Mary where we were entertained by Ed and his range of many, many fine beers. I sampled far too many to list here, so if you want to see what I sampled on my first day back on the booze, you can check my Untappd feed here.
The show is also back this week, this season we’ll be focusing on the brewery scene in London and have more special guests and the usual banter. Check out the first episode at 1800 on 7 February.