For the newbie's doing there first ironman

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03/01/2013 at 14:26

oh, do you get a medal? think I would have to go for the 2.5k which I know I can do in 90 mins, pretty sure I can't do 5k in a 90 min session

03/01/2013 at 14:30

oh, just realised I had made a mistake - so the sessions are 2 and a half hours long. Question is, would I be capable of doing 5k???? what happens if i can't do it in the 2:30???? 

03/01/2013 at 15:06
Was thinking of the whole family doing a 5k team entry, can anyone tell me how this works, would we all need to do 1k each or can the rest of the family do what they can manage and I do the rest to make up the distance?
03/01/2013 at 15:23
03/01/2013 at 15:30

If I sign up for 5k but only do 2.5k will i still get a medal? I know i can swim 2.5k in 1hr20mins but have never actually swum further than that  

Thanks for the info about raising money. I am signing up for this

It's 1 week after my first marathon - the VLM. Shouldn't be a problem right?

Edited: 03/01/2013 at 15:31
03/01/2013 at 15:34

the concessionary price is higher than the non conessionary price - wtf?

03/01/2013 at 15:40

It is 4 hours at crystal palace! Anyone else going to Crystal Palace?

03/01/2013 at 15:58

thanks for the link Ferret, sounds like it should be ok for what i had in mind if family are up for it

03/01/2013 at 16:22

looks like different pools have different length sessions. Well, while I was sitting on the turbo I had positive thoughts and decided to sign up for the 5k - wouldn't be a challenge if I only signed up for the 2.5k

03/01/2013 at 16:33

signed up for the 5k - better start doing some longer sessions then

03/01/2013 at 16:59

i've only been swimming about 4 or 5 times in the last 25 years .. but i have swam 2k-2.5k in my last 3 or so swims... It takes me about 1hr 20mins and i'm shafted at the end of it. The cut off in my local pool is only 3 hours.. so of course..

I signed up for the 5k swim haha I hope I do it... we shall see. Guess I had better add some swimming to my VLM training!

03/01/2013 at 20:27

Ok I'm in too have done nothing for the last three months due to a piriformis injury started training again this week so have signed up for this to give me a target to aim for

Currently I can swim a length max before I am gasping for air so this is going to be a challange .....bring it on well worth it for a great charity

Dustboy    pirate
03/01/2013 at 21:04

ITB, I've used Aldershot Garrison before (lovely pool with a 7 foot shallow end!) but do they do swimathon there? Had forgotten about the Surrey one but never used it, seems to always be divided up into a 25M when I have passed it.

03/01/2013 at 21:17

K2 in Crawley is a 50m pool but the date does not work for me so I signed up for Horley Anderson which is 25m.

03/01/2013 at 22:27

Dusty I could register interest at the Garrison but when I looked for pools it didn't appear, maybe they didn't have enough interest to run it

Dustboy    pirate
03/01/2013 at 23:32

Hmm. T'was only a thought. K2 is a nice pool. Will I see you next year on the OW circuit ITB? (Well, local lakes anyway...)

03/01/2013 at 23:37

Just signed up the family as a team to do the 5k in our local pool, plan is they all do what they can starting with daughter who managed 100m last time we went to the pool and i finish up with whatever distance is left, (assuming they leave me any) should be fun, nice to get rest of family involved and now they want to go training.

registration was a hassle though as had to sign them all up individually.

04/01/2013 at 08:37
Dustboy wrote (see)

Will I see you next year on the OW circuit ITB? (Well, local lakes anyway...)

Yes, I'll be around, spent most of last year's OW in the sea but back to the lakes this year.

Good effort Honk, getting everyone on board and for training too!

Going to sign up to over the weekend.

04/01/2013 at 10:10

signed up for the 2.5k... Better do some swimming! 

04/01/2013 at 23:17

I have done this last year..

Swim from Island to shore,

headache now as I need to get a wetsuite to swim in UK. Any recommendation? 

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