Mark Sh said:
Last weekend I went down to Eastleigh to the Lakeside Country Park and swam in their lake. It is a small 360m loop which I did a few times despite the water temperature being only 12c. They do also occasionally have an aquathon their on certain Saturdays.
More details on their lakeside web site at http://www.lakesidemultisports.co.uk/
Plus last week was their first parkrun there, which was 2 laps on a gravel footpath while dodging the steam train as you cross the track!! It turns out I set an age category record there which will likely only last 1 week.
More details of this event at their parkrun web site at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/eastleigh/Home.aspx
There is a cafe their for post exercise “recovery” food (plus a 10% discount) and even a mini steam train if you want a ride. See http://www.steamtrain.co.uk/