This is from the Whakatipu Legend website: their description of the race..
Legend has it that Hakitekura, the daughter of Tuwiriroa, a Katimore chief, was the first to swim across Lake Whakatipu.
Now you can follow in her wake. Ferried from the start line across the mighty Lake Whakatipu at sunrise, you will be delivered to Refuge Point.
From here you have a 5km open water swim over the mystical, deep crystal waters. 3km will take you over depths of 400m to the shoreline of the Kelvin Heights Peninsula.
From here you follow the rocky shore line, past the watchful goats and into the narrows, around the peninsula into the shelter of the Kelvin Grove Beach to find the finish line.
The Whakatipu Legend Website: https://www.thewhakatipulegend.co.nz
This is the first time this event has been run. This is also the first time I have ever done a swim event this long.
Continue reading “#227 The Whakatipu Legend 5KM swim event RACE REPORT”
[Took the GoPro with me on the lake!] 🏊♀️🩱
I have to say I was slightly nervous: this being my first time out in the lake my myself, post amputation. But I don’t know what I was worried about! Here’s how I did it, plus a few insights as to what it’s like to swim in open water.
Continue reading “#223 Solo open water swimming as an amputee”
I started the week this time with a limb centre appointment and finished it with a weekend away in Te Anau (Monday 25th October is a public holiday in New Zealand). However, before I even got this video blog finished, edited and uploaded I got some very sad news.
Continue reading “#212 Long weekend away.. and sad news”
Taking full advantage of the surroundings while I can, today I went for an open water swim ON MY OWN.. for the first time in my life! That’s bad enough on two feet never mind one! Afternoon walks finished my day.. in a way I simply never expected.
Continue reading “#165 Going it alone in the water & busting my bests in the walking”
Despite the day starting in a rather crappy fashion I managed to turn it into something awesome. I also learned a valuable lesson about forming judgements about people before they talk to me. It’s interesting because it directly relates to my own self beliefs and where I am at in the whole amputee- grief journey.
Continue reading “#164 Easter Sunday fitness fun: in and out of the water”