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22/02/2012 by Carl Reynolds

Still going up. Still need good warm boots in the morning. At a shade under 4 degrees C, an aspirant for the ISA mile at 5 or less should be able to do a km at least. So clocked up 1200 yards (1097m). Could have done some more, but didn’t want to enter the zone of pain unless I had to. Spend a lot of time faffing about, but it meant I got to chat to Stephanie, Sangetta, Egg and Batch before my dreadful immersion. The sauna was packed afterward with those I had seen enter the pool and leave before myself. Alex sped past, Elizabeth did a cool two, Vince did his usual heads-down-no-nonsense-boogie and Chris clocked up 400 yards. Once warmed up I saw Pip and Nando do a few and then developed plans with Nando to create a SLSC Polar Bear Club. Not as stringent as the ISA – a km at 5 degrees C or less. Hats, as that’s going be the ‘prize’, are being designed as we go to press. Watch this space for more news. And had a chat with John B about Bury St Edmunds and Chelsea FC.

Ape – 1200 yards/1097 metres – 3.8 degrees C.

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