To do the BUPA GWR around the park is £20 - that's no closed roads, no rental of a 50m pool on a public holiday etc etc.
The £5 you can save by taking a race license which is a no brainer as it gives you insurance and legal cover (which I've used when hit by a car).
Its unlikely that this event will even break even and there's still doubt that it will go ahead due to numbers. This used to sell out years ago and was £45 at the time.
bos1 - Sutto also says open water is fishes! He wont let his squad train in the OW even if its available.
B_K - Race wheels don't restrict your shoulders or make it harder to turn the pedals. When I put a wetsuit on I notice that stroke rate drops and effort per stroke increases.
Funnily, exactly the same as swimming with paddles or gloves, which is what the majority of my swimming involves too.
Its not who can swim 50m the fastest but who can swim 3.8K without slowing down and expending the least amount of effort.
But I do agree, if you can't swim in a pool, you'll not magically swim brilliantly in OW.
I'm planning a standard on Sat and full on Sunday this year plus a couple of big training days in the lead up - could be interesting!
She used the pump and vass!
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