Port Nelson Sea Swim 12, January 29, 2015
Lovely swim – one of the best – about 1400m. 188 swimmers – second biggest turnout of the season.
Featured swimmer, Murray Tewnion. Murray is one of the hard men of long distance triathlon, with some seriously good Ironman results to his credit. Last year Murray raced in Kona and placed well in his age group (M60-64). For most people, just achieving a slot in Kona is a lifetime goal – Murray made the grade with a great race in Ironman NZ in Taupo earlier in the year. He describes himself as ‘a bit unfit at the moment’, but will take on the Picton Half Ironman in a week’s time
Tonight’s photos were taken by Emily Trengrove. Here they are.
Don’t forget to give Andrea Livingstone of Wildside Travel a call if you’re thinking of doing the Samoa Swim Series in August. Someone from our swim series will win the whole trip for two at the end of the season.
Going into the draw from tonight is Barry Thomas.
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Tonight’s swim start was held up because of people arriving late to register. A hard line is being considered, with those arriving after 6pm being refused entry. This is not a step we would take lightly, as friendliness is key to the success of our events. However, swimmers should note that it’s a courtesy to others to arrive on time. We can’t afford to keep having late starts and holding up the rescue boats and kayakers beyond 7pm.