Thames 13km Swim Marathon, Henley on Thames
Steve McMenamin competed in the 13km Thames Swim Marathon on Sunday 14th August.
This endurance race starts at Henley on Thames and finishes in Marlow. The swim is split into four sections with swimmers required to exit the water at three locks (Hambleden, Hurley and Temple) where drinks and energy snacks are available.
Steve said, "he knew the distance was going to be tough but as a diabetic the nutrition was his big concern, however that went well". There were 800+ swimmers but Steve had clear water most of the way, although there was some queuing at the locks.
Steve had a very good swim time of 4hrs 2 mins and a chip time of 4.22, placing him 59th out of 116 in the 46-55 age group.