Monday, 31 August 2009

Round The Island Race

The Burgh Island Race is a wonderful event in the great tradition of British seaside swimming challenges. A mile around the dramatic rocky perimeter of this beautiful half-tidal island, it is a fabulous swim. The event was brilliantly jolly, with Deborah, the owner of the Burgh Island Hotel, announcing instructions via a megaphone. The winner was of course one of the lifeguards. Afterwards we sat outside the Pilchard Inn eating a delicious barbeque supper which was kindly provided free by the Hotel to all the competitors.

1 comment:

karen said...

Hi Sophie

I too took part in the Burgh Island swim, my first around an island. Absolutely loved it! What a beautiful island and a fantastic event! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

I also did Topsham to Turf estuary swim, which was my first open water event. Brilliant!

In September I will be swimming to raise money for Hospiscare ( in Roadford Lake, nr Okehampton - can't wait!

I would recommend open water swimming to everyone - it's sooo exilerating and refreshing!

See you at Roadford!