VOTED BEST UK SWIMMING EVENT IN THE RACECHECK 2017 AWARDS. This event is aimed at swimmers who would like to include a serious long distance challenge in their summer open water swimming season. It’s not a race, but an opportunity for you to challenge yourself and take in the stunning scenery at the same time. The swim is broken down into 4 sections, swimmers must exit the river at each of the 3 locks. There are feed stations at each stop. Tow floats are compulsory. There are a limited number of non-wetsuit places available, please see website for details of how to apply for a non-wetsuit place. Wetsuits are compulsory for all other swimmers.
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If you’ve set yourself a goal to swim a 10km event then this makes for the ideal stretch goal to push you that bit further without being unachievable. This was my first marathon swim and as such have no direct comparison but can’t see it being bettered from an orga...Read full review
This is a great event. Far enough to be a challenge but not so far as to intimidate. Can not fault the organisation or the marshalling/ feed stations. Well done. i will be back for a 3rd time!
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