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  • I think I'll be joining you at Bosworth EP, the quarry at dosthill is still only 6 degrees. 

  • Not this weekend though got the DIT half on Sunday so next Thurs will be my 1st session. Be good to meet up

  • Top Barn (near Worcester) awaits me on Saturday morning - shallow so should be warming nicely... but tends to be murky so can't see a blinking thing!!!

     

    Lovely cafe for bacon butties afterwards though (and warm showers)

  • Jamie, most likely to be a saturday morning, as tuesdays and thursdays are a pain trying to fit it in around No2 son'd diving club sessions.  will post in here image

  • Pennington Flash delayed again this week until 6th, is there anywhere else around that is open?

  • Are any of the South East area lakes open on the Bank Holiday Monday?

  • Thorpe Lake is apparently open this weekend, but I don't think that includes Monday:

    http://www.nowca.org/swimminglakes.aspx?lake=9

    Shepperton Lake swimming will open when the lake temperature reaches 12 ºC, website says it's 8.5 right now.

  • According to their respective websites Datchet and Heron are both open on Monday; Datchet in the morning, Heron in the evening (I think)

    Must get around to soritng out the holes in my wettie image

  • How can shepperton be that cold?  Nowhere else round here is, I think they just don't want to get up earlyimage

    Will be at The Quays at 7am tomorrow if anyone else fancies a dip, will try to find my Pirate hat....that might be the challenge.  Failing that I'll be the one with runny nose and puffy eyes thanks to hayfever

  • Thanks all. I think Shepperton is cold as it's deep, I shan't be dipping my toes in there.

  • If other lakes are warmer than Shepperton then perhaps I'll go to Thorpe next weekend. Bit late for tomorrow and riding Sunday. Then I can get 3 sessions in before Outlaw half. Is that enough?

  • I swear exams are always as soon as the weather brightens. I have an exam Tuesday morning so no fun open water trips for me. image 

  • Seren: You went in at Chepstow? The ice bergs still haven't melted there. It's all dark and deep. I'd be thinking about my 7.5mm semi dry plus 5mm oversuit for that location. You are hard, you.

    PM me for further ideas...Schmunks is also getting thoughts about the lakes.

  • I ventured over to Bristol Open Water... Was practically warm! 

  • First OW swim today 3.4k 1:09 pretty happy with that!

  • Jamie - is that measured off your Garmin? Mine packed half way round today, but last week i measured the lap long as well.

  • Yeah straight off garmin, and it was definitely long I consider myself a good sighter and I went in straight line and hugged all the boys... It's amazing how much quicker I am in a wetsuit literally took 12 seconds off my 100 metre times and that's over iron distance (nearly)

  • Yeh, I measured 4 laps a little over 3.3k the other night - I shall have words with the guys!!

  • jamie tardi wrote (see)

    ...... I went in straight line and hugged all the boys...


    I think you meant you hugged all the buoys image

  • I think I like it the original way image

  • But not if he is a catholic priest, eh? image

  • Ew... In my head they were all over 21 consenting adults. Now you put it like that image

  • Awwwww crap bloody auto correct.. Anyway the lads in Lycra and neoprene... How can I control myself... It's that smell and the lube...image

  • I'm in the Nene later this afternoon.  If anyone wnats to join me then drop me a line.  Beginners and inexperienced OW swimmers welcome

  • Jamie/Raf are you planning on going to the tri20 centre either this Tue or Thurs? I may bring my wettie down with me and check it out one of the nights if I can

  • I'll be going on Thursday I think if your up for it BBT let me know and we shall go for a paddle

  • BrokeButTri'ng wrote (see)

    Jamie/Raf are you planning on going to the tri20 centre either this Tue or Thurs? I may bring my wettie down with me and check it out one of the nights if I can

     

    jamie tardi wrote (see)

    I'll be going on Thursday I think if your up for it BBT let me know and we shall go for a paddle

    Count me in too. I thought it was Wednesday evening, but could be wrong.

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