21st Challenge complete

750m swim race at MarlowYesss! I beat my last year’s time for the 750m Human Race Swim Series at Marlow by exactly 1 minute. My time was 19:43. That’s 23rd place out of 49, 11th out of 19 men and 3rd out of 6 men in my age group.

After doing the Severn Mile swim last week I wasn’t quite so nervous but the river did feel especially cold this year and it kind of took my breath away a little, making it hard to keep swimming. It felt hard work but the goal of beating last year’s time really kept me motivated.

It’s such a good event, really friendly and a lovely supportive atmosphere. The river looked beautiful when we got there too, steam rising from the water into the cold morning air in great swirls.