Open water Swim 14th September 2013
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?
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.
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!
£75! BlimeyDoes look fun tho !!
Not for me, too cold for a start!
I'm tempted... not sure about 'brackish' water though!
this is supposed to be good too if you really fancy doing a 10k swim....and a tadge cheaper, well a tenner cheaper anyway
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!
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?
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???
It could take me weeks........
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.
Typical Snap .......... where theres a cloud, he sees the silver lining!
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!
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.
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!
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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