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Hundreds take to the Thames

Published in Open Water
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 01:00

Perfect conditions awaited more than 500 swimmers, who took the plunge to challenge themselves in the water of the River Thames on the 1st June. Historic Windsor provided a beautiful venue for the annual Windsor Swim which also attracted plenty of spectators who lined the river banks to cheer on their loved ones and enjoy the sunshine.

Swimmers gathered from 7am, many of whom were sporting wetsuits from Human Race partner blueseventy, ready to take on the challenge. Due to the fast flow of the river, race organisers took the decision to amend the distances for the safety of all those taking part. The 750m swim was amended to 900m, the 1500m swim became 1800m and the 3k swim was shortened to 2.7km.

Sevenoaks' Becky Monaghan finished in an overall position of 7th out of 181 competitors (2nd out of 48 females) in a total swim time of 37.57 minutes over 2.7km.

Next up in the Human Race Open Water Swim Series is the WomenOnly Swim at Dorney Lake on 6 July, followed by the Hampton Court Swim on 20 July.

report courtesy of Humanrace

 

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