Dart 10K

Open water Swim 14th September 2013

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12/03/2013 at 11:51

Entries open for this.  It's swimming, rather than running and fills up fast, apparently!  A bit pricey at £75, but should be good!

I'm in, anyone else?

Link:  http://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/index.php?p=events&s=&id=92

12/03/2013 at 19:26

Just booked my place! I'm really very excited! P.S., you done any long distance open water? I've done some sea swimming and a 3.8k in teh River Arun last Summer, but this looks amazing and I've been stalking the OSS for months waiting for tickets to go on sale.

12/03/2013 at 20:10

Hi Snap, longest I've done is the Outlaw swim last year!  Plenty of of time to get some swimming in before the event though!

M...eldy    pirate
12/03/2013 at 20:15

£75!   Blimey

Does look fun tho !!

12/03/2013 at 20:30

Not for me, too cold for a start!


12/03/2013 at 20:45

I'm tempted... not sure about 'brackish' water though! 

Rafiki    pirate
12/03/2013 at 20:54

this is supposed to be good too if you really fancy doing a 10k swim....and a tadge cheaper, well a tenner cheaper anyway 

Edited: 12/03/2013 at 20:55
12/03/2013 at 21:00
Brackish means a mix of fresh and salt, usually found in a tidal portion of any river. I had to look it up too. I found it tastes ok.
12/03/2013 at 21:29

You lot are mean, one of them is near me and the other in my homeland - decisions decisions especially as timing wise there's enough time to do them both!

12/03/2013 at 21:31

well which is which in the blue ......... usually by reasoned deduction, you would have moved to the big smoke meaning the one near you must be the maidenhead one, and the one in your homeland must be the Dart one?

Am I right?


WildWill    pirate
12/03/2013 at 21:36
I like swimming 10k's. they are the swimming equivalent to a marathon
12/03/2013 at 21:41

Im tempted if only to prove I have the balls to do it to all the regulars I annoy on here.

10k whats that about 3 hours of swimming???


WildWill    pirate
12/03/2013 at 21:43
For me it's 3hour (still water) but I'm what you call a fastish slow swimmer
Edited: 12/03/2013 at 21:44
Plum    pirate
12/03/2013 at 22:35

It could take me weeks........

13/03/2013 at 08:49

I would think you enter the water when it's slack/on the turn, and then get the advantage of the current as the tide goes out. That could knock 5-10 minutes per mile off your still water/pool time.

And apart from the elites and for most mere mortals, this is one to be enjoyed. For me, spending 2-3 hours face down in a river is pointless and not worth the £75 ticket price. Taking a bit of time to enjoy the swim, company and scrolling countryside? Yeah. That's worth the ticket.

13/03/2013 at 08:53

Typical Snap .......... where theres a cloud, he sees the silver lining!


Dustboy    pirate
13/03/2013 at 10:31

Bit far for me, so is the swim. How many inflatable bananas with kids on will you be towing Siggy? 

If it were closer, I'd support!

Dubai Dave    pirate
13/03/2013 at 10:53

I grew up playing about on the Dart so its tempting, have rowed, sailed and canoed it so why not swim it! I would be interested to know how they measured teh disatnce & if they advise on what line to take as the shortest distance most certainly won't be the quickest and if the tide is far enough out when you get down around Stoke Gabriel you could walk about 2 miles of it. 

13/03/2013 at 13:23

DD, I think it starts at the turn of high tide so there's as much water in the River / Estuary as possible!  So, as Snap says!  It's been going for a couple of years now and is getting more and more popular.  
Only 200 of the 750 places left last night after only the first day of being open!
Plum, get yourself a lilo and surf down the river!!
Dusty, as the water's coming off the moor it's always cold so, it's wetsuit compulsory and you can even wear your gimp mask!   
I'm in as it's just a short drive from where I'm spending most of my time these days!

13/03/2013 at 13:32

DF, my wife didn't see it that way, as she realised she'd be spending our wedding anniversary sitting on a riverbank - posssibly in the rain.

But hey! You know what they say: every clou..

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