NATIONAL Fitness Awards’ judge and industry veteran Ken Heathcote has successfully completed the Great North Swim in Lake Windermere, coming first in his age and gender group.
The 5k swim is the equivalent of 200 lengths in a 25m pool, with Ken finishing in a time of 2.06.04.
He said: “Swimming three miles in open water in a temperature of 16.5 degrees at nearly 80 years of age is quite a challenge and also you have the added factor of another 200 plus swimmers going in at the same time. There is difficulty sighting the buoys whilst being exposed to the elements for two hours or more.
“If there is a message for the young and upcoming trainers it would be, 'Don’t set your goals too low for an easy ride – set them high, and train hard to achieve them.' That is what I did.”
Go backPosted on 25th June 2015