An enthusiastic group left at the beginning of May for the warmer climes of Byron Bay to participate in the Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic. Fortunately the weather was more kind to us than last year when the event was cancelled. As a consequence we had a much more comfortable swim. In my case, too comfortable. If I'd pushed a bit harder I might have done better than a second place in my age group. Well done to Donna who also grabbed a second place in her age group.
Overall everybody finished the course with creditable times, considering it is not our thing to train in an open ocean/ surf environment over that distance. Nobody played up too much, (that I know of ) so consequently you won't read about us in any of the tabloids.
Top left-clockwise: The group (L-R); Des, Nellie, Clairly, Anne-Marie, Maree, Rhonda, Ken, Donna and Mark. Ken and Donna with their medals. Starting the rehydration process; Nellie, Donna, Mark & Des. Enjoying the fresh strawberries, Anne-Marie & Donna.
For more about this event visit http://www.byronbayoceanswimclassic.com.au/