[OSS Oxon] Weekend early morning Thames swim - Clifton Hampden, 21 August
swimmer at hardybee.com
Tue Aug 17 07:48:57 BST 2010
A good practical question. We usually sort something out when we meet up.
Sometimes peopel have partners or frieds witht hem that can drive to the
end with kit. Sometimes we shuttle so that we have cars at both ends with
stuff in them. Last time we walekd to the end, hid our shoes, swam back and
then drove round to pick up the shoes (There was nowhere to leave a car at
So a logical worry, but don't worry we'll sort something somehow.
Oh and one other thing. It is helpful ifsomeone has a non-electronic door
key they can swim with. I don't and I have to ask to leave it in someone
On 16 August 2010 22:09, Andrew Sansum <andrewsansum at pobox.com> wrote:
> All being well I'm planning on coming to this as a first trip out with OSS
> Oxon. I live in Wantage if anyone else is in the area and wants to lift
> One question - typically when I swim I arrive back at where I've left my
> kit. Is it reasonable to expect someone will be prepared to carry a pair of
> down to the finish and if not how else to avoid hopping barefoot back to
> the start.
> Sorry if this seems rather naive!
> On 10/08/2010 20:25, NEIL RICHARDSON wrote:
> I and a few others are planning to swim at Clifton Hampden on the
> morning of Saturday 21st August. Meet in the car park opposite the Barley
> Mow pub (south of the bridge on the road towards Long Wittenham) between
> 0800 and 0815 hrs. See map:
> We can decide on the exact plan on the day. We could swim up towards
> Clifton Lock and back, or (pleasanter) down-river as far as people want and
> either swim or walk back, depending on time, current, weather and energy.
> There is a good range of potential getting-out points downstream. Unless
> someone wants to swim down river to Days Lock at Little Wittenham (I don't
> think I will, it's over 2.5 miles I think!), it isn't possible to leave
> cars at both ends.
> Non-swimming partners and friends who fancy a morning stroll along the
> river bank watching us swim will be more than welcome, especially if they
> are willing to carry a few items of kit to swimmers' getting-out points.
> Usual terms and conditions apply. As always, you swim on your own
> Look forward to seeing you there.
> Neil Richardson
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