[OSS RATS] OSS Swim the Thames #50 and #51 - Runnymede Bell Weir Lock to Chertsey Lock via Staines Penton Hook Lock - Saturday 20 July 2013 1:00pm / Sunday 21 July 10:00am

Jeremy Wellingham jeremy at wellingham.com
Thu Jul 18 22:42:48 BST 2013

Thames Swimmers,
An epic half century, 50th swim, starting with a swim under 14 lanes of 
the M25, on Saturday and under the M3 on Sunday. Practice your butterfly 
- the M25 trolls will need a lot of appeasement. We are firmly within 
the bounds of London now, or at least in my rural head we are, and not 
far from our goal of the Teddington Obelisk. (And we are still managing 
to camp out.)

This weekend we have a Saturday #50 and a Sunday #51 swim, with a 
camping option on the night of Saturday 20 July at Runnymede in a Thames 
side garden, courtesy of http://campinmygarden.com/ at £20 per tent 
single occupancy or £30 per tent double occupancy. We used this two 
weeks ago and were made very welcome by Cormac. Bring food / drink to 
cook on B-B-Q and prepare to invade any riverside parties from the water 
under the cover of darkness.

*Please let me know if you would like to camp ASAP, so I can firm up the 

**Swim #50* SATURDAY 20 JULY 2013 1:00pm Runnymede Bell Weir Lock to 
Staines Penton Hook Lock

*We'll meet here on Sat20Juk13 at 1:00pm, in the Runnymede Pleasure 
grounds car park:


(Parking is £4.50 / 3 hours or £6.00 all day.)

We'll optionally shuttle a couple of cars down to a small car park at 
Egham Hythe, near the finish but on the wrong side of the river.  (But 
we can swim across, right?)here:


(Small car park but free.)

Get changed, stroll down to Bell Weir Lock and jump in and swim down to 
Penton Hook Lock, stopping for Elevenses on the way down. This is swim 
68 in Michael Worthington's /*'I ? the Thames*'' /and is about 4.5k.

**Swim #51*SUNDAY 21st JULY 2013 10:00am Staines Penton Hook Lock to 
Chertsey Lock*

We'll meet here on Sun21Jul13 at 10:00am, in Chertsey Meads car 
park,Mead Lane here:


(Free car park)

This is on the wrong side of the river so we'll have to swim over to the 
other side and walk up to Penton Hook Lock, passing Chertsey Lock, jump 
in and swim back down again.
This is swim 69 in Michael Worthington's /*'I ? the Thames*'' /and is 
about 3.1k, so we might extend itjust past Chertsey Lock to the car park.

We'll finish off at The Jolly Gardnersagain, at Old Windsor, where we 
had an excellent roast last time:


Sef and Jeremy


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