Dart 10K

Who else is in?

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18/03/2014 at 13:15

After my let down in the Brownsea Island swim,  which sold out in 3 hours and not the 48 I was led to believe it would  (bitching over), I was determined not to lose out on this one.  Got my missus to agree to do no work from 6:30am until she'd registered me for the Dart.  

Well, after some initial panic- 2 cards were declined for some godforsaken reason- it all went through   I'm in   When I got home at 1pm (6 hours after registration opened), the event was full.  I knew it would be.  I knew that 48 hours talk was BS.  Any decent event these days and you've got to sit there the second registration enters, card in hand.

Anyway.... I've got 6 months to improve from being plastered after 1500M to being able to knock out 10, 000M.  Uh oh, what have I done 

Who else is in?  Anyone get caught out by the 'blink and you'll miss it' registration?

Golden Boots    pirate
18/03/2014 at 13:37
Faithsdaddy wrote (see)

 I knew that 48 hours talk was BS.  Any decent event these days and you've got to sit there the second registration enters, card in hand.

Then why go on about it like it was the event organiser's fault?

Good luck on the training. Does look a fun event that I want to do someday

18/03/2014 at 13:51

I think one and a half lines isn't really 'going on', plus I didn't say it was their fault.  However, since you asked  -they said if I signed up to their facebook page they would say when registration opened, which they never did.  I had commited to booking holiday off of work for it though (which we have to do a year in advance), so that's a wasted week I can't spend with the kids.

Anyway, I've said all I want to say on that now.  Would rather hear who's doing it, wants to do it, etc 

18/03/2014 at 13:52

It was sold out by 10:30am

18/03/2014 at 13:57

Wowsers  I was curious how quickly it filled up.

Was it you I saw on my 'other' thread, who's entered?  What sort of time are you looking at? I'm thinking 3 hours plus for myself.  Just aiming to do it.

18/03/2014 at 13:59

I am not doing it, but I know two people who are and I will be going down to support them

18/03/2014 at 14:00

I have just posted on your other thread about a 5k swim I know of, but don't know if it will be any good for you timing-wise

18/03/2014 at 14:11

Ah yes, saw that one.  I'm away then.  Thanks for the thought though

Edited: 18/03/2014 at 14:14
18/03/2014 at 14:38

I'm in, one of the 2 that Schmunks knows doing it.  5k's OK how much more trouble can another 5 be

18/03/2014 at 15:58

Quite right ITB!  How hard can it be?    

Did it last year so am 'assisting' in some capacity this year, so will no doubt see you lot at some stage!

It is good fun, but very pricey!  I've just been looking at the Windermere one way swim which is even more!  £100 with your own kayaker or £180 to get one 'supplied'!!    Don't think I'm that desperate to do it just yet!!  

18/03/2014 at 17:22

Prince- I've been eyeing the Windermere swim up too.  I'll see how this one goes, then MAY look at it for next year.  It does sound really lovely.

18/03/2014 at 18:55

I think I'll have to persuade one of my boys to do some paddling for me!!    I might pay him some money, but doubt it'll be close to the £80 they are asking for!!  

18/03/2014 at 19:03

I've just spotted the comment about declined cards, mine was too to start with guessing that we hit it when it was too busy processing other payments.

I'm hoping about 3 hours depending on current, I seem to remember Siggy had a nice helping current last year  I'm just debating which distance to do at Outlaw on the Saturday, it might have to be 5 really.

Was it you asking about Guildford swims at some point FD?  If so you probably aren't too far from me and I'll be lake swimming when they open if you want to join some.  My usual lake buddy is off on a 9 month sabbatical in south America, lucky him!

18/03/2014 at 19:46

In the blue- 'twas I.  I'm looking to start OW swimming ASAP, which should be Thorpe Park in early April.  lf you'd like to meet up, go for a swim, etc, just let me know

19/03/2014 at 16:01
I'm in and will also be heading off to Thorpe for some much needed training. My card declined on first go too. Can't wait!
19/03/2014 at 16:09

I'm planning to go to as many different lakes as possible (Nr Guildford)- know about Thorpe, the one in Reading (by the lake hotel), Shepperton, Wraysbury, Sandhurst and Mytchett.  Any others in the vicinity that you know of?


19/03/2014 at 16:25
Tallow - also has a bar
19/03/2014 at 16:27
That should read taplow
19/03/2014 at 16:27
Tallow - also has a bar
19/03/2014 at 16:37

Thanks. We're going to Henley this year, so I'll check it out.

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