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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Five To Loch, Lake, Llyn
Sam Plum, Jason Betley, Helen Gibbs, Helen Liddle, and Debbie Taylor will take off on a challenging swim on July 3rd and 4th as an unprecedented first.
Their 5-person relay will swim the longest lakes in Scotland, England and Wales. "We are aiming to do it in under 48 hours including travel. The total distance for all three lakes is just under 40 miles. We are pretty sure that this was the first time this had been attempted and much excitement ensued about the prospect," explains Plum.
"On the 3rd of July, we will start in Loch Awe in Bonny, Scotland. It is the longest freshwater loch in Scotland, measuring 41 kilometres (25 miles) from end to end. Loch Awe is not the deepest or the largest surface area of Scotland’s lochs, nor does it contain the most water, but it is the longest, beating Lochs Lomond and Ness.
We will then drive to Lake Windermere, 16.9 kilometres (10.5 miles). Finally, the third lake will be Llyn Tegid in Wales, or Bala as its better known. It is 4 miles (6.4 km) long. And there you have it: The 3 Lakes Challenge or Loch, Lake, Llyn."
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