Review of Midmar Mile - 09 February 2019

Sport Swimming Race
Event Midmar Mile
Date 09 February 2019
Where Howick, South Africa
Final Score
Goals Scored
Click here to view information about the course of Midmar Mile
Comments View Comments

My experience at the event:

Well that was a disappointing race. I trained more than usual to be able to swim easily the 1.6 or so km (a mile) in the biggest swim even in the world. The last time I did it was in 2015, and I completed it in 47 minutes by swimming not even in a straight line. This time, on a cold and a little foggy morning, in the first event ot the day, for some reason I finished it above the hour mark! I definitely swam way more straighter than the last time, but the choppiness of the water, and the constant water dripping in my goggles probably made my slower than expected. I just didn't realize how slow I was.

Oh well, at least I got my medal and I spent a beatiful weekend with Finn and Lindsey in Howick, one of my favourite places in South Africa.

Some pictures from the day:
Checking the Dam

So many people swimming!

Emerging from the waters

Such a cold morning


My Medal

Family picture at the Midmar Mile Back to sports