Abereiddy Swim 2018

The Blue Monster Results 2018

The First staging of the Blue Monster started off with a Rainbow sprawling across the course, Which did nothing but to add to the rugged beauty of Abereiddy Bay. Which actually looked flat from the beach! But as the Swimmers headed out towards the Irish Sea, the wind definitely picked up and by the time the swimmers got back to the beach for an Aussie Exit, To head back out in a North Direction, towards the blue lagoon. The wind and chop had picked up making it feel like the swimmers were on a preverbal treadmill. Then as they U-Turned at the last boy into the Lagoon, The chop was up and sighting was harder meaning some diverted to do a bit of coasteering!

Before entering the magnificent amphitheatre that is the Blue Lagoon. Not an easy swim but then again it’s not meant to be. It’s and experience and a challenge!

The first four in all managed to break the hour, with Carmarthen’s Roy Thomas taking first spot followed by, Cardiff’s Adam Wardle and Cowbridges Phil Kibble taking 3rd spot and the last of the quartet to break the hours was Aberystwyth’s Jacob Massey and at only 15 a great effort over that distance.

The first lady in was Croesgoch’s very own Sarah Thomas. Getting some serious swimming form back. Even if she did look at me with a frown when I mentioned “Aussie Exit” saying something about preferring “Welsh Entry”

Whilst 2nd and 3rd Females were not far behind with Kilgetty’s Sarah Hicks taking 2nd although I think she is more at home as a skin swimmer, and 10 seconds behind her in 3rd was Haverfordwest youngster Lesley Evans.

Pos Cat Pos No Name Town/City Gender Time
1 1 30 Roy Thomas Carmarthen Male 51.57
2 2 1 Adam Wardle Cardiff Male 53.31
3 3 26 Phil kibble Cowbridge Male 54.44
4 4 14 Jacob Massey Aberystwyth Male 56.51
5 5 2 Aled Daniels Kidwelly Male 1.00.57
6 6 22 Neil Evans Cardigan Male 1.01.53
7 7 10 David Scurlock Haverfordwest Male 1.01.54
8 8 29 Roger Devonald Haverfordwest Male 1.05.00
9 1 36 Sarah Thomas Croesgoch Female 1.05.07
10 9 5 Bleddyn Thomas Narberth Male 1.05.19
11 10 28 Richard Callaghan Carmarthenshire Male 1.08.23
12 2 31 Sarah Hicks Kilgetty Female 1.10.20
13 3 19 Lesley Evans Haverfordwest Female 1.10.30
14 4 27 Rebecca Blackman Whitland Female 1.11.12
15 11 17 Jon Scarr Haverfordwest Male 1.11.30
16 5 11 Emily Lowde Newport Female 1.13.50
17 12 24 Paul Castle Cardiff Male 1.13.53
18 13 7 Craig Thomas Carmarthenshire Male 1.14.12
19 6 34 Tracey Thomas Tenby Female 1.14.53
20 14 21 Martyn Roberts Rosehill, Haverfordwest Male 1.17.52
21 4 Alun Edwards 1.19.18
22 7 15 Jane Norris-Hill Lampeter Female 1.19.26
23 15 8 Dafydd Ridgway Haverfordwest Male 1.20.52
24 16 32 Stephen Godden Swansea Male 1.21.01
25 8 16 Jennie Welton CRYMYCH Female 1.21.36
26 17 20 Mark Vines Pembroke Male 1.21.44
27 18 25 Paul Williams Swansea Male 1.22.77
28 19 13 Ian Davies Cardigan Male 1.26.37
29 20 3 Alister Chambers Carmarthen Male 1.29.25
30 21 18 Jon Williams Pembrokeshire Male 1.29.41

 

The Blue Lagoon 1K Swim 2018

As far as 1K swims go this was an interesting one. Having to pass the several reefs and rocks that lie at the entrance to and immediate area surrounding the entrance of the Blue Lagoon, meant the swimmers had to keep their wits about them.

The Top 3 spots were dominated by the teenagers! With Tenby Brothers Owen and Lloyd Thomas taking first and 3rd place respectively. Whilst breaking up the Brothers coming in second place was the first female Lili Hutchinson of Cardiff, beating Swim to The Edge Black Run Winner Anna Bartlett in 2nd in the female category.

Then bringing up the rare was our sole skin swimmer of the day Mrs Bluetit herself Sian Richardson. A great effort by all in challenging conditions.

Pos Cat Pos No Name Town/City Gender Time
1 1 150 Owen Thomas Tenby Male 17.28
2 1 100 Lili Hutchinson Cardiff Female 18.46
3 2 110 Lloyd Thomas Tenby Male 19.44
4 3 103 charlie cowley tenby Male 22.12
5 2 102 Anna Bartlett Shrewsbury Female 23.3
6 4 104 Daniel Roberts Pembroke Male 24.02
7 5 106 John Bates Tenby Male 24.57
8 3 108 Keri Hutchinson Cardiff Female 26.25
8 6 160 Ryan Larke Rhondda cynon taff Male 26.27
9 7 170 Scott Smith Tenby Male 27.3
10 8 140 Nicky Mason LLANSTADWELL Male 30.48
11 4 107 Kathleen Smith Clunderwen Female 31.36
12 9 130 mike davies Tenby Male 32.34
14 5 120 matthew Coates Pembroke dock Female 33.57
15 6 118 Maria Thomas Carmarthen Female 34.2
16 10 100 Aidan Jones Male 40.47
17 7 119 Sian Richardson St Davids Female 41.44

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