That's so annoying, BP - I feel your pain
i have booked my electric hookup spot.........got to rememeber that i am not going to my caravan this whitsun so will have to bring back the electric coolbox this easter ready for the camping
really annoying BP........
electric pitch booked too for the caravan. Got the inlaws on the pitch next to me. not sure if that's good or bad!
how much is the camping with ehu
bacon sannies sound yummy ......... Pizza well be my meal IF I complete the Outlaw
£18 a anight with hook up......not bad
Is there are a 'do' planned for the Monday after this year?? (you can tell I'm concerned about the important stuff )
I will be packing up my tent Monday afternoon ant trying to drive home
I think that will be harder than the Outlaw lol
Rafi.....of course.i'm booked until the Tuesday.why on earth do all that hard work and not stay to celebrate
last june I did the double and so was up for 2 nights.got to bed around 2:30 on the second night and then got 4 hours sleep before breakfast..........then had to pack a soaking wet large tent and all the mess from the previous few days as my teenage son hadn't had time to tidy and crew all weekend for me.........we stayed for an awards ceremony and then I had to drive back a hundred odd miles......
when i had got to bed I couldn't actually sit up or sit down without help as my quads had seized...but they did get better through the day.
Its a nice swim at Outaw, my advice would be start in the lest pen (whatever your ability) and swim up the left side using the bank as a sighting point, you wont need to sight ahead just keep far left 20 foot from the bank. Youll know youre to close when your knuckles graze on the gravel bottom
Everyone starts at the same time, you just start in different pens based on your ability.
Taken from last year race info;
The Swim 2.4 MilesThe swim will take place in the manmade lake at the National Water Sports Centre. All swimmers will be required to pass over a check mat before starting the swim. The check mat will be positioned on the left hand side as you look at the lake. All swimmers will need to pass the check mat by 5.50am, this point will be open from 5.30am.
The swim will start in the water using the whole width of the boat house end. This means that the swim start will be approximately 90 metres wide. There are 4 separate bays in which you can start. We are recommending the following for the 4 bays. Bay 1 – swimmers under 60 minutes / Bay 2 – swimmers between 60 – 80 minutes / Bay 3 – swimmers between 80 – 100 minutes /Bay 4 – swimmers over 100 minutes.
I was a 60-80 min swimmer, but I started at the back of bay 1 (sub 60) and had a pretty uneventful swim. this is what I think Bouncing Barlist is saying.
The difference between my Outlaw swim and my 3.8k pool time trials;Outlaw - 68:09Pool - average 70:09My ow practice I was doing about 71-72 mins, but I think that was down to it being too cold for me. On the day at HP the water was nice.
Ozzy, I was last swimmer out last year (ha ha) and I started in the slowest part of the slowest bay. It's such a long swim, I don't think it makes that much difference having an extra ten yards or whatever to go. Think I came in about 1.40, which was fine by me.
And as Barlos says, use the left bank for sighting as well as the big yellow thing in the sky at the end of the lake.
Mind you, it did get a bit choppy on the way back.
My overwhelming memory of the swim was the taste of duck shit which seemed to have all been blown down to the start and mixed with a thousand peoples piss and farts. It was a little ripe.
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