Hundreds of women dive into action at Human Race’s Women Only Swim.
Hundreds of women dived into action at Dorney Lake on Sunday for Human Race’s WomenOnly Swim. With the sun shining and Dorney Lake looking as stunning as ever, ladies of all ages and abilities took to the water, much to the jealousy of those spectating in scorching conditions.
With 3 distances to choose from, 750m, 1500m or 3km, the WomenOnly Swim drew a field of competitors covering all ages and experience, including a number of first time open water swimmers. Thankfully after a number of chilly races the water temperature had increased to 19 degrees celsius and swimmers will hope the warm conditions continue with the Human Race Hampton Court Swim fast approaching.
Overall winner of the 750m race was Verity Mcphail with a time of 00:12:27, an amazing performance by a 14 year old. Mcphail was followed by Danielle Carey and Jade Earley (Team THB), who clocked 00:13:05 and 00:13:19 respectively & meant that all of top 3 swimmers in the 750m race were from the Youth category.
In the 1500m race, junior Kate Alexander (Guildford City Swimming Club) came out of the water with a time of 00:20:28, almost 2 minutes ahead of Rebecca Power who recorded a time of 00:22:22 and Helen Shingler, who clocked 00:24:04.
The 3km race saw Ann Morris come out on top with 00:40:53 and a closely fought contest for 2nd between Clare Lobb, 00:44:18, and Jessica Thorpe (Red Top Swim), 00:44:38.
Congratulations must go out to all of the swimmers and in particular to the large number of first time open water swimmers, all of who seemed to have extremely enjoyable days.
Next up in Human Race’s open water swimming calendar is the Hampton Court Swim on Sunday 21st July. The Marlow Swim follows in August before the season is brought to a close at the Poole Swim in Spetember. Human Race’s WomenOnly series continues with the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon next weekend before the hugely popular Cycletta cycling series moves to Scotland, Brighton and New Forest. The Whole Foods Market WomenOnly Run then brings the Human Race WomenOnly series to a close in October.
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