SwimFest 3.8k – Lakeside 16 September 2012

Home, ParaTriathlon & Open Water

Words cannot express how pleased I am with myself. I did it Woop! Woop! I finished the summer with my very first Open Water event

 SwimFest at Lakeside Diving & Watersports centre run by SwimForTri

I entered the 3.8k (5 laps of the lake) that’s equal to an Iron Man distance (swimming part anyway) I must be mad.

 The water was surprisingly refreshing; you have got to be joking! It was freezing, dark and mucky full of my favourite creatures FISH, arms and legs coming at me from all directions (other competitors, silly, not just random limbs floating about), swans flying above my head, so exhilarating, not at all like an indoor swimming pool the worst thing you could possibly find there is a used plaster lurking at the bottom of the pool, what a paradox.

 My overall time was not that disappointing considering all of the above. I came 3rd in my age group not bad really, in fact quite impressive if I do say myself, first and second place went to able bodied GB open water swimmers.

I am now looking forward to next seasons open water might even be up for 10k……… so watch this space!

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