20 July 2015
Brighton Pier to Pier 2015
15 CSCSC Masters participated in this years annual Pier to Pier race in Brighton. The uniqueness of this race is that year on year the conditions can be completely different posing all sorts of different challenges to the competitors.
Around 80 competitors in total spanning in age from 13 to 65 swam 1k in extremely choppy water from Brighton old pier to new pier. Although the temperature of the water was a mild 18C, the extreme wind on the beach made for extraordinarily turbulent seas. All 15 CSCSC Masters completed the course relatively comfortably under the watchful eye of our coach Wojciech.
Four of the top five male winners and top female winners were all under 15 years of age, proving once again that location is everything...well youth had something to do with it! Nuala Muir-Cochrane managed to retain her trophy for the first female over 40, and finished 6th female overall just managing to touch ahead of a 13 year old.
Superb swims from Tamsin Jaggs, Sara McGrath, Hilary Johnson, Justine Gosling and Nikola and Charlotte Woodhams - their first time in the P2P (a tough year to start!). Chris Hopton, Jason Williams, Pete Jaggs and David Josephs represented the males of the club. Great swims also from Naoko Fader and Elizabeth Knowles.