With temperatures that showcased the Lake District at its best, 300 swimmers took part in the 2nd Head to the Hills Utterly Buttermere Swim on June 8th.
Considered by its enthusiasts as the best location to swim in England with the most stunning crystal clear water, the expectations of the field were met. Swimmers like Rosie Taylor commented, “It was a fantastic day, a great swim in a beautiful location.”
Taylor and her colleagues had a choice of swimming 1.5 km, 5 km, or 10 km under plenty of sunshine as the lake and mountains cast a charming spell over the field. “I feel lucky to have had the experience of this event. It was such a beautiful swim,” said David Higginson.
Andrea Tucker announced the winners of the different distances, “Craig Sweeny and Angela Osman won the 1.5 km swim; Nick Parks and Hayley Bird won the 5 km; Ryan Huckle and Kerry Oldfield won the 10 km marathon distance race.”
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Photos by Justine Gillespie.
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