On Sunday 5 June a gang of Cally Masters swimmers went down to the beautiful Jubilee River to swim the 10k event as solos and relays. With great weather, swimming through the countryside was a great way to spend a Sunday!
Sally, Katie and Sarah R all opted for gruelling 10k solo swims whilst Steve corralled a bunch of enthusiastic racers to enter the relays
Cally Masters White team consisted of Anael, Steve, Luka and Sara and they finished 4th out of 72 relay teams!
Cally Masters Blue team, Romain, Dylan, Nick and Ewan, finished an impressive 10th.
Particularly impressive swimming by Luka who stormed his relay leg, swimming it in the fastest time on the course: he’s confirmed that he’s caught the open water swimming bug! Also noteworthy was Dylan who opted to swim his leg ‘au natural’ without a wetsuit.
Katie had a storming solo swim, despite never having swum further than 3k in total, completing her swim in 2hrs 51 – way to go Katie! Sarah R kicked off her open water season with a great 4hrs 03 mins on little training (swimming ‘skins’ without a wetsuit) and Sally completed the Cally finishes (skins as well) with 4hrs 29. All soloists were relieved to finish what was a long day out.
This is a super-friendly, fun day-out: he river is beautiful, calm and scenic with no boat traffic to contend with and a river to ourselves apart from the swans. There are feed stations and changeovers at weirs for swimmers and the river seemed really clean. It was a great club day out and one we should try to be competitive in next year!