Kielder Water Swim and Kielder Reiver Tri – by Andy Wright

Kielder Water Swim and Kielder Reiver Tri

 

What is the difference between a swimmer and a triathlete?  The answer, I found out this weekend, is to do with how much they whimper.

This was the third year that Vital Events have put on the Kielder Water Swim, and the second year of the Kielder Reiver Triathlon.  Against my better judgement I had decided to enter both events; on Saturday acting as guide for Chris in the 1 mile sw20160917_134104im and then on Sunday alone in my first solo tri this season.

On both days I had the luxury of being down there nice and early to watch the earlier waves setting off.  The swimmers in the 10k category impressed me no end, wading out into the cold body of water that is Kielder Water I didn’t hear a peep out of any of them, even […]