You will probably have already seen the fantastic photographs of the inaugural event at Ellerton Lake – Champion of Champions North.Amanda Bell and her team created a really special event that I’m sure will be popular for years to come. The results are now available on the website.
Fast swimmers, endurance swimmers – everyone came out of the water to the same applause. Congratulations to James Leitch winning the men’s event in 3 hours 24 minutes and 28 seconds – an amazing swim. The ladies winner was Caroline Duffy in a time of 4 hours 2 minutes and 10 seconds – also an amazing swim.
We also had 2 junior swimmers who deserve a special mention – 15 year old Ellie Knight who completed the full 9 mile course in 5 hours 17 minutes and 57 seconds and our youngest swimmer Madeleine Adams who, at 13 years of age, completed the 3 mile event in 1 hour 34 minutes and 22 seconds.
As always, our events cannot run without the help of an army of volunteers. Well done to everyone who willingly gave their time and effort.