About the Event

The event comprises:

- Swim 750 m (in the cold water of Hartlepool Marina!)

- Cycle ~20 km (from Hartlepool Marina to Seaton Carew 3 times)

- Run 5 km (around the Marina)


I did the swim by myself with Benjamin supervising from the shore.

For the Cycle, we used our special tandem - a Hase Pino. I aspire to Benjamin helping with the pedalling, but he rarely does, unless I am trying to stay still and talk to someone!

For the run we used Benjamin's cross country wheelchair - an Advance Mobility Freedom chair.


Monday, 26 August 2013

Learning to Swim 4

After Laura pointed out that my breaststroke is faster than my front crawl, I have abandoned the idea of learning front crawl for the race.
Went to the swimming pool this morning for another 1000 m practice, with Laura pace making.

Not too bad - pool quiet so no excuses there, and managed the 1000 m in 22 min, which would be the equivalent of under 17 min for the 750 m race (on a like for like basis).

Of course the race will be in cold water wearing a wetsuit, so I will keep my estimate of 30 min for the swim for now, and treat anything less than that as a pleasant surprise!