Friday 2 July 2010

Confirmed - Great London Swim, Saturday 11.30 Hrs. English Channel Relay - Sunday 03.30 Hrs. A tiring weekend ahead!

Firstly, Tomorrow morning at 11.30am I am competing in the light purple wave of the 2010 Great London Swim. I am semi-looking forward to it except for the fact that it is mandatory to wear a wetsuit, something I really do not enjoy, especially since the escapades at Felixstowe a couple of weeks back. However, if I've got wear it, I will wear it and compete to the best of my ability in equipment I am simply not used to.

Secondly, I have just spoken to Mike Oram, Hon. Secretary of the CS&PF, who has confirmed that Iryna Kennedy's English Channel Relay Swim has been confirmed for Sunday morning at about 3.30am in the morning. This means that we will meet in Dover Marina at about 2am on Sunday morning. Mike said it may be Lance Oram who pilot's us, or it could be Mike. I am really looking forward to it, as I have not been in The English Channel since my second solo swim on September 11, 2008, and I have never been involved in a relay.

Above: In the early stages of my first English Channel Swim (England to France 13 Hrs. 52 Mins.) on July 10, 2007.

The logistics of getting to London to swim with all the equipment, then carrying on to Dover to start a relay less than 14 hours later are immense, but very 'do able' and exciting. After all, it's only tiredness and pain! I will report back next week on the two events.

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