Hugh swam in two different events over the weekend, swimming an open 1 mile course on the Saturday, followed by a 10km swim on the Sunday. Hugh completed the 1 mile course in 27 mins 51 secs, narrowly missing a new PB by just 60 secs.
Undeterred Hugh then swam a fantastic 10 km on the Sunday coming in under his 3 hr target time in 2 hrs 29 mins 23 secs! A great result when you consider that Hugh had only swam that distance twice before in an indoor pool! Perfectly calm water conditions on the Sunday with a balmy 20 degrees water temperature, combined with the great atmosphere of the event itself to encourage Hugh to push on round each of the 6 one mile laps to complete the distance without stopping. A terrific achievement in itself!
Hugh is already preparing for his next challenge event the Windermere One Way, which is a 10 mile open water swim the full length of Lake Windermere. Wetsuits are optional on that one apparently!
By all accounts there are a few Open Water Swimming enthusiasts in the Masters Squad. We look forward to hearing about more of your exploits in the future!