Midmar Mile 2015
In anticipation of traveling the world next year, and not being home to take part in our local events, I decided to swim the MidMar mile for the fourth time. As per usual I started ‘training’ just weeks before and after four or five swims declared myself fit and ready to dive into the murky waters with thousands of people.
This year, being my last year of articles, I decided to do the swim with my company. On the positive side the corporate race didn’t have as many swimmers in it which meant a swim in which I wasn’t kicked, punched, scratched, or undressed by flailing hands attempting to drag their attached bodies to shore. Unfortunately though, because swimmers are split based on times, where I would normally start and end with my friends because we’re on similar fitness levels, I ended up standing alone next to some rather large individuals in unsightly swimwear. My colleagues were mostly in the faster groups.
As always this race is mostly just a great day to hang out with friends by the dam, with a solid bit of exercise and a medal which gets chucked onto the pile of items never to be looked at again.