Midweek Open Water Aquathon

At the lake at Copthorne Hotel, Reading on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and Thursday of the month at 6:45pm they hold an aquathon. Which is also for those who just want to practice a “mass” swim start. It is just an extra £5 to do the aquathon.

The swim is a single lap (750m) of the lake then a 5.1km (3.2 Miles) run on the footpath around the lake which is 3 laps.

On the 24/6 there was three Basingstoke Tri Squad members taking part which we had the 1st and 3rd men and 2nd place women.

The swim had a bit more weeds than the last time I swam there but was ok but I had a reasonable swim time for me. The transition felt a bit quicker than normal for me but we still had to use the ladder to get out of the lake. The run was 3 laps of a footpath around the lake which was slightly muddy in places due to the recent rain. The main issue was the amount of flies on the far side of the lake. On the plus side I was getting quicker each lap.

It was quite enjoyable and I would do again as good for me to practice swim starts and transitions plus try different kit before a race day.  My “race” report is available on my blog.

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