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Lake 32 - "Friends of Sean" 3.8 Km Swim Tue 28th July

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Info received from lake 32 triathlon membership today:

"On Tuesday the 28th July, We have a Long Swim (Ironman distance 3.8km) starting at 18.00hrs. The swim is on behalf of Friends of Sean, information about the swim (and a sponsorship form in case you can raise some money for Sean)are attached in adobe format [see below for text]. Book on it; raise some money for a good cause and enjoy an evening at the Lake. Get your bookings in to Chloe Cox as soon as possible. Tickets from the Lake,Dave's Chuck Waggon, Bob Ferris or Chloe Cox. Come help us to raise as much money to help Sean as possible."

Open Water Swimming Event
Tuesday 28th July 2009 from 6pm
At Waterlands – Lake 32
With thanks to Pete and Jo at Waterlands for their support with the event
Swim for Sean Doherty – because you can and he can’t
Sean’s story: Last year Sean (then 16) had a terrible mountain biking accident which has left him
paralysed from the chest down, with limited use of his arms. He spent 6 months in Stoke
Mandeville and is now home in Stroud. Friends of Sean was set up to help provide some of the
support and equipment needed for Sean to live a fully active life.

*Timed Ironman swim – Swim the Ironman distance in 2 laps of a marked
course – with full safety back up and support. Great to find out what it’s like and
challenge yourself. The maximum time for this swim is 2 hours 20. If you think you
are close to this time please ensure you are in the water by 1830. Swimmers will be
set off in small groups.
* Relay Team– (all swim together or separately)
* Set your own challenge – do as many laps as you would like, take as long
as you like, swim with friends.
* Try an open air swim – Ever wondered what it’s like to swim in the lake
versus swim in the pool? It’s the thing that frightens most people about triathlons.
Short course close to shore available or swim buoy to buoy with others. Come along
and have a go, experienced swimmers on hand to give advice. No wetsuit required.
* Sponsor forms available – www.friendsofsean.org.uk
* Can’t Swim, Won’t Swim? Run the lakes in a mini time trial -
Run at your 10k or 5k time – 1 or 2 laps of both lakes. Bring your 10k or 5k run time
and we will tell you the time you should take to do the distance.
First swim at 1800 ? Lake closes by 2100
BBQ and soft drinks available on site, bring your own beer etc.
Champagne raffle.
£10 for the swim /and or run. £5 for under 18’s participating and guests will be asked to give a
donation. Tickets available in advance (free hot dog) or on the night.
Tickets in advance – (includes free hot dog) – Bob Ferris, Chloe Cox or at the lake
Send a cheque payable to “Friends of Sean” to Chloe Cox 2 Castle Villas, Castle Street, Stroud,
GL5 2HP (include your email address for acknowledgement).
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