Tag: Open Water

Bala Triathlon

I’ve Always fancied a go at Bala and being unable to do the VIT the week before I  Pennines and into North Wales. My Sat Nav would only pick up the nearest town to Bala in England so I decided to wing the last 20 miles which was a bad mistake as my own instinctive …

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Swimming the Humber Estuary

Humber Estuary Swim Group

I recently agreed to swim the Humber in aid of the Humber Rescue and that day had finally arrived! The alarm went off at 7am and I dragged myself out of bed after what I can only describe as a heavy evening celebrating my wifes 40th birthday! Having made such excellent pre-event preparations I spent the next …

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London Triathlon 2011

Well during one of the warmest weekends of the year 30 and 31 July 2011 thousands of triathletes descended on the London Excel Arena to take part in one of the biggest triathlons in England. The weekend saw celebrities including Sir Richard Branson, Nell McAndrew,  someone who I can’t admit to knowing the name of …

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Dearne Valley Triathlon

This was the second running of this relatively local event. Organised by Paul Drinkwater Sports Management who also organise events at Tadcaster and Wetherby. This event incorporated the British Universities and Colleges Sports Championships so had a combined field which was heavily made up of students. Based at Manvers Lake near Wath-on-Dearne this was described …

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