Rich took the plunge today in his first ever open water swim! Some would say he left it rather late with a mere 2 weeks to the big event... gossip speculates that this was an avoidance tactic or perhaps that he was hoping he could back out at the last minute? No chance Rich. We have your number.
The water temperature was a brisk 12.4 degrees but he didn't let that put him off, warming up with 800 metres in his new wetsuit!
In fact, Rich is now a big fan of wetsuits, in a post-training interview he sung their praise saying "Yes. The wetsuit look is amazing. I'm about to start wearing it out and about - who doesn't want clothing that smells of rubber, makes noises as you walk and feels like you're wearing full body spanx? Get on board guys!"
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