The race consists of 1k swim (11 lengths of the Lido) and then a 7.5k run (3 laps around Tooting Common). Now that is a very long run for two little swimmers. There are four races each year – one every other week from the end of May to the start of July on a Wednesday night with an 8pm start time so plenty of time to make it from work.
We generally manage to exit the water in the first couple of people but any lead generated is very quickly eaten up on the run. Last year a lady and her two children were marshalling the run course. ‘Look mummy there is the fast swimmer’ one the girls said to her mum and they all cheered supportively. However, as I slipped further and further down the pecking order the cheers became much less enthusiastic!