The 1km and 2km events will both take place again. Junior swimmers between 12-15 years can enter the 1km event. For those who don't know the Dee Mile is unique and
The 1km and 2km events will both take place again. Junior swimmers between 12-15 years can enter the 1km event.
For those who don’t know the Dee Mile is unique and very historic to Chester and to open water swimming. The event has gone from strength to strength and attracts a large field. In 2016 we will be running the swim in several ‘waves’ including one for those who don’t want to be competitive.
If there are any other details that you require please let me know..
Phone contact: 07786 237667
From the Chester Triathlon Club website:
This is a classical race of the modern era, with a history which is very nearly continuous, going back to the first time it was held 1922. The race has several idiosyncrasies. It starts at the Red House pub and the distance is actually a mile and a quarter. You swim downstream around the Crook of the Dee to finish at the suspension bridge. Being all downstream, the course times vary considerably depending on the seasonal flow with the winning men’s time varying from 19 minutes 48 seconds to 33 minutes 25 seconds.
Water temperatures are typically 14 to 16 deg.C. The swim is with the current. In 2010, the temperature was 20 deg.C.
The race retains its ancient “Dee Mile Champion” title for the fastest swimmer, who must also live within five miles of “The Cross” in the centre of Chester and swim without a wetsuit.
(Saturday) 5:00 pm
Chester, Cheshire West and Chester Park
Chester Tri Clubciaramurph@yahoo.com