Review of Midmar Mile - 09 February 2020

Sport Swimming Race
Event Midmar Mile
Date 09 February 2020
Where Howick, South Africa
Distance 1.6 Km
Finishing Time 00:52:42
Race Number 8462
Result 1023/1218
Top % 84%
Pace 32:56 m/km
Speed 1.82 km/h
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My experience at the event:

If there is a race I always look forward too, it's definitely the Midmar Mile in Howick. Even if I know that I'm a shit swimmer (I learnt to swim like 7 years ago really...), I love to take Lindsey and my kids (yes, I have 2 now! After Finn, born in 2016, we got another boy in December 2019, Avery) to Howick, which is definitely one of my favourite destinations in South Africa. Probably it helps that we get free accommodation at Shari's house...

This year I swam on Sunday, since I didn't have a Comrade badge for a Saturday early swim. It actually worked out very well, since the weather the day before was horrific, with races postponed until after the storms played out. 

On Sunday the weather was terrific, and with on a flat day (the waves started crashing in only in the latter races), I managed to complete the mile in around 50 minutes, which was much better than last year (by almost 10 minutes) and a little worse than my best time (in 2015, when I was younger and fitter...).

Overall it was another great experience, and even the long drive with the kids (7 hours due to numerous stops) was almost a breeze.

Some pictures from the race day:

Midmar Mile 2020
Before the start

Midmar Mile 2020
During the race

Midmar Mile 2020
In the water

Midmar Mile 2020
All together

Midmar Mile 2020
My medal

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