30/11/2012 by Carl Reynolds
The lifeguards thermometer reads under 6 – about 5.75; but David’s (he reads the temperature religiously everyday) says 5. I’ll go for the higher number, as all cheap(ish) thermometers come with the warning that they could be out by a degree. So the range is 4 to 6.75.
I’m waiting for Nando so chat to Fred, Giles and Stephanie about cold resistance…or lack of it. Nando turns up, gets changed remarkably quickly and is off. I’m in more leisurely and swim for six alone until Ian sidles up beside me in his suit and ups my pace for another 400 yards. It was good to have company. The sauna is crowded and there is a certain trepidation about trying for our Polar Bear hat – 1km at 5 degrees or under. Meanwhile we also learn that Jackie Cobell is organising an ice mile challenge at Holborough Lake in Kent – details to follow.
Munching toast and who turns up – Big C. I suppose it’s because it’s now proper cold.