For the newbie's doing there first ironman

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gas-man    pirate
04/10/2012 at 18:54

I can't recommend this highly enough.  Been doing it for 12 years, I even did the 10k for 3 years!  This year got a lesson from Duncan Goodhew.  Compare your 5k swim time to your 1/2 marathon time. Plus try to raise some money for a great cause. 

Blisters    pirate
04/10/2012 at 19:02

The wife and the Dolphin have been doing this for the past few years, which is their sole swim based open event each year. They love it, and even got a new towel as a prize.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/10/2012 at 06:03

done the 2.5K a couple of times and aiming for the 5k next year for exactly the reason Cake says

MTri    pirate
05/10/2012 at 08:47

I do the 5k each year as an early test of my IM swim fitness, it's a cheap session, and someone else counts the lenghts for you, so a no brainer realyy, all you need to do is swim.

05/10/2012 at 11:13

cheers Cake.  intrerest submitted

05/10/2012 at 11:24

Registered in interest I wonder where my nearest one will be.

05/10/2012 at 12:43

I'm thinking of doing a 5K swim each day of the event, so a 15K swimathon weekend. I'm not sure how quick my third will be, but I like a challenge!

05/10/2012 at 17:02

I'm a fan of distance swims, we're going to a 24-hr swimathon next month, last year OH swam 25km and this year I'm going to see just how far I can go myself. Having learnt from last time I won't go until late evening, there are too many swimmers before then but from about 11 pm until around 6 am you can swim without hindrance. After that the early birds start arriving back in the pool. I can't deal with 20 swimmers per lane, mostly doing breaststroke.

05/10/2012 at 18:00

oh, I think they do this at my local pool, I have registered my interest. WIll be good to see how far/fast I can swim then, will be a year after startng to learn front crawl

Red_dog_chris    pirate
06/10/2012 at 19:52

Thanks for the link Cake, I've registered.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
02/01/2013 at 13:59

Entries open today and half price entry this month!

SaintB    pirate
02/01/2013 at 19:59
Registered interest thanks Cake. Need to get in the pool for practice, and this'll make me do it ready for Welsh long course in July.
Dustboy    pirate
02/01/2013 at 20:03

Is there anywhere that does it in a 50M pool darn sarf?

02/01/2013 at 20:37
I am dropping down to the 1.5k this year and hoping to do it MK way.

Does anyone else think the number of participating pools is reducing?
02/01/2013 at 21:30
Dustboy wrote (see)

Is there anywhere that does it in a 50M pool darn sarf?

Yes there's the garrison in aldershot does it and that's 50m

Edited: 02/01/2013 at 21:30
02/01/2013 at 22:05

Surrey Sports park in Guildford has a 50m pool as well.

Edited: 02/01/2013 at 22:05
seren nos    pirate
02/01/2013 at 22:08

pain in the neck that cardiff is doing it the weekend later............so is the weekend of the DIY half ironman.i could do it friday morning before travelling northwards

03/01/2013 at 13:19

I looked at the Surrey sport park but they're saying that they're doing it in their 25m pool

03/01/2013 at 13:25

not sure if I am going to do this or not. The pool near me that is doing it is a 25m pool, I have no problem with that, but it has 6 lanes and says max 60 people - so, 10 per lane which to be honest is a bit crowded, and there is only a 90 minute session for it. I guess the point is that it would make me do it. I don't think I would be raising money for charity, so will have to mull over the pros and cons I think and see how the sessions available fit into the rest of my life!

03/01/2013 at 13:41

How long do they give you to swim the 2.5k?

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