Congratulations ! Someone has tweaked your arm or your goggles and you wanna come swim...
Newbees need to download the entry form, complete, print and sign... Bring this with you - you only need to do this once..
On the day - Newbees ensure you are allocated a race number and have had a photo with swim cap and goggles... Have u signed the Mass entry form as well?
Everyone has to sign the Mass entry form register.. its how we know how many of you are out there..
What next - briefing is 15 minutes before the start (aka on the hour).. No need to get out of your pyjamas yet ...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Wetsuits contest against wetsuits and Channel Rules contest against Channel Rules. The separation is at the results stage - and yes you are still able to join for hot chocolate (but please mark on the Mass entry form you are in a wetsuit)
Hare or Hound? Who is a Hound?
Sub 6 minutes for 400m OR in Top Half of last 1SOMS OR keen to Chase/Race. You are set-off 5 minutes after the Hares. This is deducted after the race from the elapsed time to give a race time.
Hare or Hound? Why?
The 5 minute separation keeps the swimmers together for longer; its also safer and faster (for both leaders (HARES) and chasers (HOUNDS)). Both groups have a lifesaver leading the group to keep you on track.
Group photo before we all start... just to prove that you were there
Individual photo at the finish ...just to prove you thoroughly enjoyed yourself