Success at Kielder for Tynemouth masters swimmers

Steve Turner with GB swimmer Jo Jackson at Kielder Water.
Steve Turner with GB swimmer Jo Jackson at Kielder Water.

Five swimmers represented Tynemouth ASC masters section in the second annual Kielder Water Swim last weekend.

Steve Turner (41), Pete Clayton (49) and Jon McLaren (34) swam the marathon 10km, whilst Dave Thompson (33) and Graeme Wilkinson (37) attacked the Ironman-distance 3.8km.

There was an early morning start and the water temperature was measured at 13.5, however, soon the sun came out and made for a beautiful setting.

In the 10km, the Tynemouth trio all placed in the top 20 with Turner arriving home in first place by over six minutes in a little over two-and-a-half hours.

In the 3.8km race, both Thompson and Wilkinson finished in the top ten, with less than a couple of minutes separating them.

All in all a great showing for the club and a good demonstration of the possibilities for masters swimmers at Tynemouth ASC.

Anyone interested in attending one of the masters sessions at Tynemouth Pool should email secretary@tynemouthasc.co.uk