Escape from Spike Swim, 7th August, 2011
Write-up by Niall O’Crualaoich, Swim Organiser
Many thanks to those who came to the 2011 Escape from Spike Island swim. What a day, we managed to the the only bit of calm water on the day and had lovely sunshine too. Despite one of the worst weather forecasts the water was a tropical 14 degrees. The Cobh Edition had an article about the swim, as well as a link to all the photos Mike took. Jeff Castle’s album is also to be found here.
So before the results, I just wanted to thanks all the sponsors: the Edge Sports store (Kinsale roundabout), Great Island Motors (which you pass on the drive in), Munster Dive and Canoe shop (Local Cork shop), the Quay’s bar (whose pontoon you will be floating on), and of course the Lions Club of Cork. The safety boats and kayakers deserve a huge thanks. And to those of you who brought biscuits and sponsorship money for the Lions club or help out on the bank, again thank you. Last but not least, thank you all for coming and I hope to see you next year.
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