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Sea Swimming
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Hi all,It's less than 11 weeks till I tackle Ironman Wales.Even though I have done plenty of Lido and lake swims (even rivers) I've not much sea swimming experience, other than a quick splash after a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luis Manuel Cavaco Conceicao Aug 19, 2017.

Non triathlon related question - Does anyone have a GoPro I could borrow next week?
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Does anyone have a GoPro I could borrow next week?I'm toying with buying one but before I do, i'd like to give one a go on my holiday next week.Are there any Windrushers willing to lend me theirs…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raya Hubbell Mar 3, 2017.

No Parkrun at Brockwell Park for the next two weeks.
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There is no Brockwell Park parkrun on the 9 July & 16 July due to other events taking place in the park.I believe Burgess Park and Dulwich Park are still going ahead though (you might need to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julian G Jul 4, 2016.

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Hello all,Stolen Ride recently retweeted an image from the police of a garage near Brixton with some recovered bikes. If you or people you know have had a bike stolen recently share the…Continue

Started Jun 28, 2016

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Ben Dolman commented on David Synott's blog post Your 2017 achievements
"Completed my first Ironman, Ironman Wales, despite horrendous weather conditions and an illness that meant I couldn't swallow solid food for the 2 weeks before (or after) the race. The daft thing is I'd do it all again (not the illness…"
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Luis Manuel Cavaco Conceicao replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"Hi Esther, really sorry but won't be able to make it tomorrow at all.. :-( Was really looking forward as i am going to do the 2 mile swim serpentine. Haven't checked Cuckmere but the way you describe it looks beyond awesome! Luis"
Aug 19, 2017
Esther Stoakes replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"Hi Luis, are you still interested? I think Sunday beach swim is at 11am in the water. Best train is the 8.47 from Victoria though I would pick it up at 9.06 from East Croydon. Train costs about £25. There is also another swim option, some of…"
Aug 19, 2017
Luis Manuel Cavaco Conceicao replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"Hi Esther, If you happen to go this Sunday, the 20th I will join you.  Luis"
Aug 16, 2017
Ben Dolman commented on Becky G's event 'Cotswold Classic Triathlon - Club middle distance champs'
"Random question to those staying at the campsite, anybody taking a pump for a blow up bed?"
Aug 11, 2017
Oliver Dewhurst replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"Hey Ben, In a similar position, also doing Ironman Wales with not a tonne of sea swimming experience.  Did you find anywhere?  I have a car in London so will probably try and do a couple of sessions at weekends before the event (happy for…"
Aug 10, 2017
Lucy Hurn replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"Hi Esther, I'm potentially up for the `19th but not definitely yet so don't let me change your plans"
Aug 7, 2017
Esther Stoakes replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"I'm considering doing a trip to Eastbourne to swim with the sea swimmers again. Either Sat 19 or Sun 20, they are swimming at 10am and 11am respectively; or Sat 26 or Sun 27 when they are swimming both days at 2pm. Having looked at where they…"
Aug 7, 2017
Sarah Parkins replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"I did a sea swim fort the first time a few weeks ago in Gorleston (Norfolk). Great Yarmouth Cycling club were kind enough to let me join them on a Saturday before parkrun. It was tough but they really looked after me. Good Luck with your…"
Aug 4, 2017
Aine Cassidy replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"Hey Ben, Sorry to hear you're under the weather – hope you'll recover by Saturday and are up for joining. Thanks for coming back about the train times...I was concerned that train might leave us a bit tight but sounds like it'll…"
Aug 3, 2017
Frank Fonton replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"I was going to come but will now cycle to Shepperton for a Speedo swim there and then on to Windsor.... Have fun guys Frank "
Aug 3, 2017
Lucy Hurn replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"Carrying wetsuits=extra training benefit! That said if anyone is driving and wanted to give my wetsuit a lift I would be incredibly grateful! So far for me, Aine and Emilyand maybe Ben (hope you feel better soon!) coming, anyone else up for it?"
Aug 3, 2017
Ben Dolman replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"Sorry for the delay getting back to you i've been away. Yes we got the 7:35am train and it was about 5/10 min cycle the other end.It's a very relaxed set up and we arrived in plenty of time.Annoyingly though that train doesn't seem to…"
Aug 3, 2017
Nicola Kelly replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"Same - I'd be really up for some sea swimming. I'm away until end of August, but anytime in September would be brilliant."
Jul 31, 2017
Aine Cassidy replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"Hi Ben, I was wondering if you took the 7:35am train (when you did this race last time) and whether you arrived in ok time for the start? Planning Saturday's adventure!"
Jul 31, 2017
Aine Cassidy replied to Ben Dolman's discussion Sea Swimming
"I'm up for doing the 2.5k distance and cycling back part of the way. Lucy maybe we can coordinate train times on Saturday morning?"
Jul 31, 2017

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At 12:37 on April 12, 2017, Hannah said…

Hi Ben

Thank you very much for signing up to volunteer on Saturday.

Please could you let me know asap your email address for parkrun? Thanks!

Hannah

At 15:47 on June 1, 2016, Charles Barclay said…

Hi Ben,

I live at 25 Kirkwood Road, London SE15 3XT, off Nunhead Green. You can call me on 07710 203861 to arrange a time to pick up the bike box or bag. I am away this weekend doing the Dragon Ride but around next week if you want to arrange a time then.

Best,

Charles

At 17:30 on May 17, 2012, Teresa Redmond said…

Welcome to Windrush Ben!! Hope to see you at a training session or social soon - keep an eye on our events tabs on the right for all information. We have a social on Sunday after the Crystal Palace Tri if you wanted to come and say hi. :) 

Cheers

Teresa

 
 
 

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