[OSS Oxon] Swim the Thames #2 - catchup for those that missed it Water Eaton to Castle Eaton (Red Lion)
timothy.samwell at sky.com
Thu Jun 16 23:35:30 BST 2011
I loved the swim last Saturday, thank you so much for organising it. Felt
sorry for you guys on the Sunday in the rain. Just wanted to let you know
that I will not be around for the swims for the rest of June or July but
hopefully plan to join you for the one in mid August.
On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:48 PM, Jeremy Wellingham <jeremy at wellingham.com>wrote:
> Details of Swim #2 (Catch up for those that missed it the first time
> around) in OSS Oxford and Reading's Swim the Thames event series. This is
> the second swim of the OSS Swim the Thames event and we will pick up where
> we left off at Water Eaton footbridge. Hopefully by now the Thames will be
> deep enough to allow for more swimming than wading. The swim will combine
> swims 3 and 4 and some of swim 5 from Michael Worthington's book - 'I Love
> the Thames' - and will cover about 4km.
> We will be meeting at 10:30 on Sat 25 June 2011 in the Red Lion car park at
> Castle Eaton (marked by the green arrow). We have promised we will eat lunch
> there at the end of our swim.
> The swim will be from Water Eaton footbridge (marked by green arrow)
> to the Red Lion. We will walk up stream to the Water Eaton footbridge along
> the Thames path to familarise ourselves with the river.
> Then swim back to the Red Lion for lunch. The Red Lion is the first pub on
> the Thames and the grounds go down to the river so must be part of the Swim
> the Thames experience. Following our experience with swim (wade) #1 this is
> going to require a decent pair of 'feet' - a pair of surf boots with thick
> grip soles - but you can get cheap shoes of the kind that you can buy at the
> beach for very little and they'll do, either on their own, or with a pair of
> wetsuit socks which are again quite cheap. (See OSS Facebook Wading shoes
> By attending you confirm that you are a member of the OSS and have read and
> accepted the OSS swim responsibility statement:
> See you there!
> Jeremy & Sef
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