[OSS Oxon] *CANCELLED* *CANCELLED* *CANCELLED* OSS Swim the Thames #41 - Spade Oak to Bourne End - 11:00am Sunday 9 December 2012
jeremy at wellingham.com
Fri Dec 7 20:51:40 GMT 2012
Unfortunately I'm postponing this Sunday's swim till the river
conditions improve. The flow at Maidenhead has been above the
140m^3 for several weeks and shows no sign of slowing in the
next couple of days. This is well above my 100m^3 max rule of
thumb and local spies have confirmed the conditions as too
severe. I'll create a new event once the conditions improve
but given peeps likely Christmas plans this will probably be
in the New Year.
On 02/12/2012 21:54, Jeremy Wellingham wrote:
> Notropis rubellus of the Thames,
> We are near to mid
> winter and we will celebrate with a token 1 km swim towards our target
> of the end of the Thames, where ever that may be.
> The Thames is in full flood at 144 m^3/s today (Down from 168m^3/slast
> weekend) and a toasty 4ºC, according to Maidenhead Rowing Club. And
> the red boards are out for the whole length of the Thames!
> **We will assess the conditionsat the weekend and may have to postpone
> the swim if conditionsarestill toowild. Keep an eye open for updates
> via OSSOxon, OSSRATS and the OSS Thames Facebook page.*
> We'll meet at **Bourne End station car park at 11:00am on Sunday 9
> This will cost £2 for all day but is as near to our exit point as
> possible. We'll appreciate this when we get out.
> To warm up we'll walk down to the river and then along the Thames path
> to Spade Oak, where we got out last time. This will be familiar to
> those who have been on the two previous Thamesswims.
> We'll jump/ tip toe cautiously in to the riverhere:
> and swim about a 1km down to the railway bridge and exit on
> theright past therailway bridge immediately past a gate on the
> footpath - don't forget to butterflyunder the bridge! - just here:
> Next we'll cross over the river on the railway bridgefootpath and back
> to the station car park to get changed.
> Ann Chance will kindly be hosting refreshments at her house -
> directions handed out on the day. Big Thanks to Ann.
> Jeremy and Sef and the Percina shumardi of the Thames
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