Is anyone planning on doing the Big Swim?
I'm very tempted, but I'm not a fan of mass starts in swimming. Being kicked in the head just doesn't do it for me. I know some people on here did it last year - how bad/good was it? The medal looked cool if nothing else
I think there's a few of us feedstation volunteers planning on doing it(well the 1500m anyway) - its free for us apparently !!
Is it? Cool
I was thinking of just doing the 1500m and starting at the back
Sarah, see message from Schmunkee at the bottom of the following page:
don't be such a wuss, get yourself entered into the 5K, I have and it is indeed free if you register as a marshall with OSB
I am indeed a wuss
5K in a pool - no problem. 5K whilst clad in neoprene and being swum over/punched in the head - nah
Ta for the info RafikiD. I'll have a look into marshalling
I'm doing the 3k (paid for, sadly, as I'm relaying on the bike, not marshalling).
I don't think there's going to be much biff in these races, as there will be far fewer participants than on Sunday. I've done the short swims on the Saturday as a practice before both previous Outlaws, and it's never been tricky at the start. Actually,come to think of it, it was tricky at last year's start, but only because I was still getting into my wetsuit about 30 seconds beforehand . I'd recommend it if you can do it free!
If you're in Outlaw, is there a trial swim on the Saturday or do you need to enter the Big Swim? Fankyooo!
Sarah go for it. I did Speedo big swim at Dorney the other week as my first mass start, there were 300+ but it was OK I stayed at the back and kept away from the racing line so didnot get swum over but the winner did lap me on my 3k.
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