|QE 2 Challenge Swim Course|
I bowled up to find not only Fairy Snow Baby but fellow stars of this blog "The Park Ranger" (who beat me by 10 metres grrrr) and Awesome Emma (who bravely set forth in a shorty sailing wetsuit). The tropical weather which has bathed the North East for the last couple of days fortunately toasted the lake to a balmy and very bearable 17 degrees.
|The Gateshead Crew|
Fairy Snow Baby, Park Ranger, Binge & Awesome Emma
There was a 10 minute warm up and then a 2 minute warning to line up in the water for the start. I almost missed the starting horn and set off when I heard the announcer wish every one good luck.Now I don't know about you but I just can't gauge how fast I'm going, or how far I've covered in open water.
Looking at my Toosmartwatch print out I guess I might've taken the middle lap a bit easily but it all felt quite smooth and I really enjoyed it. Navigation was assisted by Bob's Aquasphere mask. I managed to take a reasonable line around the course except for the last buoy, on each lap my brain was unconsciously trying to cut off the corner and I had to double back a bit to swim around it.
I finished with a time of 24.09, the Fairy Snow Baby was 2nd man home with 20.06 (bet he wishes he'd ran from the slip way to the finish line!
You are looking really great Verity it must really be agreeing with you Keep it up for 2012 !!!ReplyDelete
Liz & the Brews xx
But do you know how hard that Bl**dy rubber suit works to keep my wobbly bits in?
Still haven't decided on summer holls but outside chance may end up back at CLS again, hopefully see you then, tell Tom I'm practising my 200 fly (not) although looking at his recent triathlon/biathlon performance I expect I could practice for the next 50 years and still get lapped by him, good job