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Dean Baker

• Marathon des Sable Finishes -2004, 2006 (cycled and kayaked from
the UK to participate) 2010.

• 3 x Ironman finishes

• Channel relay swim

• 36 hour nonstop swim

• Windermere swim

• Kilimanjaro summit 5895m

• 9th place in World Cold Water Championship for my age group

 

I have run in some way or another most of my life, normally I enjoy longer stuff and have finished a number of other ultra’s as well as the more normal Marathon’s Half Marathons etc. At school I ran 800 and 1500, holding the school records for about 9 years after I left, I had less success at shorter distances although I did win the athletics cup with wins at 100m, 400m, 800m and 1500m. Other sporting interests include cycling (road and MTB) climbing, mountaineering, caving, kayaking, canoeing and swimming (open water and pool) In my spare time I am head coach for a local swimming club and for a tri club.

 

Qualifications

• ASA Level 2 swimming coach / ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher

• Level 2 Triathlon Coach (have completed the course and exam for level 3)

• RLSS Beach lifeguard Trainer/Assessor / RLSS Lifesaving Trainer/Assessor

• First Aid at Work / First Aid at Work Trainer/Assessor

• I have held qualifications in kayak/canoe coaching, mountain leadership, climbing instruction and cave leadership.

 

Sporting Ambition- My bucket list

1. Qualify for and complete Badwater

2. Summit Mount McKinley

3. Devizes to Westminster canoe race

4. Expedition length Adventure race

5. Free fall Parachute

6. Solo Channel Swim

7. John o Groats to Lands End – My Way

8. Swim in Arctic Waters

9. Polar Race

 

 

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