Friday, 18 May 2012

The results are in...

Remember that Daughter-of-Futheron and I did the Swimathon?  Well I don't for one!  I've only just today ventured back to a swimming pool for the first time since then and the pain of that last 20 lengths will be with me for a long long time!

Anyway the offiicial results are out and yours truly managed to be 2,219th overall!  Yes thank you; thank you I was 1,236th Male and 263rd in my age group. 

However D-o-F was 288th overall, 95th female and 19th in her age group!  In the top 100 women over 5K in the largest swim in the UK - you have to be pleased with that...   Yes she was out, showered, changed and collected her medal before I'd finished! 

My goals for next year?  Still to be under 2 hours, to complete the whole 5K and to live... not necessarily in that order :-)

12 comments:

  1. If I tried to swim these days, I'd probably SINK.

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  2. Congratulations to Daughter of Furtheron - and you too of course!

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  3. I'm with Heff, I'd sink too. I'd never even make it across the pool. Congratulations!!

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  4. Well done, you glutton for punishment.

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  5. Ah, you are truly in the swim of things. I was trained as a life guard, but hardly make it into the water any more. Except with the grandchildren. And when there is water in our apartment building's outdoor pool.

    Well done D-o-F. Well done, Furtheron. You both did splendidly: daughter by getting a medal; you by surviving the activity.

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  6. congratulations to you both! you did it -- and that's more than most can (or would) do!

    i finished a half marathon (13.1 miles of fun) a few years back. i say "finished" rather than "ran" because i had to walk the last couple of miles. no land speed records were broken, but my goal was to do it... and i did. and am unlikely to do another. because it hurt. a lot...

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  8. Great job! Swimming is hard, hard work. Congrats to you both.

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  9. Whoohoo, way to go, Furtheron, not bad for an old fart, eh? (Ow, I was only kidding..) And as for that daughter of yours, how impressive is she? I'd be bursting with pride!

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  10. Awesome job! How nice that you will have that memory of something you did together. DoF is no slouch in the pool, eh? Congrats to you both.

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  11. I wanna say ROCK ON, you two, but that's not quite right. What do i say for your sport? Anyhow you get my meaning :)!! well don to DoF and to you. Maybe just beat your this year record next year ;)!

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  12. There's something quite nice about being at the back of the field. It reminds me of all the years I went fellrunning. ALways in the last 10%, I actually came last twice.

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