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Eton Dorney Open Water (Posted on Monday, 25 May 2015)
Steve Morris, Matt Steere, Ben Cockburn and Iain Jameson all travelled to Eton Dorney lake on the Bank Holiday to compete in the Human Race open water event. Matt, Ben and Iain entered the 3k whilst Steve went for a third go at the swimming marathon of 10k.

Steve was first off with a 9am start and was home in 2hrs 38mins and 35secs. A tough race with Steve receiving a couple of light hits and one wetsuit unzipping attempt on the second lap. Steve came 2nd in his age group and 26th overall out of 203 finishers.

The 3k setoff at 11am and was a very tough sprint race for Matt from start to finish. Matt finished in 38mins 33secs which gave him 2nd in age group and 4th overall. A very tight finish with the first six swimmers crossing the line all within 10 seconds of each other. Iain was our next swimmer out of the water for the club in 42mins 40secs winning his age group and coming 12th overall. Ben finished in 51:20 also winning his age group and coming 38th out of the 215 finishers.

A tough but enjoyable dayin relatively warm 16c choppy waters. Well done to the four Masters squad chaps.
London Swimming Champs (Posted on Monday, 11 May 2015)
Congratulations to Clio Bacon, Ben Strover, Billy Birchmore, Alice Bennett, Niamh Laker, Katie Napier and Jessica Sellar who all spent the weekend at The London Aquatic Centre competing in the London Swimming Championships sessions 10 to 15.

Clio started the weekend off with 200m Breastroke making the final and finishing 4th in 2:58:51. The girls Katie Napier, Alice Bennett, Jessica Sellar and Niamh Laker the raced a 100m each for the 400m Freestyle relay finishing 17th. Ben Strover and Billy Birchmore then stepped up for the boys in the 200 Individual Medley with Billy finishing 4th in the Multi-Disability by British Disability Points. In the long distance events Ben finished the 1500 metre Freestyle in 18:20.14 whilst Alice finished the 800 metre Freestyle in 10:13.56. Finishing off the weekend with 100m Freestyle Ben was just over the 60 second mark with a 60.03, Billy came in 1:11.86 and Niamh Laker a 1:05.66

Well done to you all. The next sessions in the championships are at the end of the month.
Triathlete Sunday (Posted on Sunday, 10 May 2015)
Massive congratulations to Ben Cockburn for finishing an impressive 8th in the British Triathlon Championships. He finished the 750m swim in 12 minutes, 36 minutes for the 25k bike ride and 15 minutes for the 5k run. A big thank you to his sponsors VO2 Cycling for providing new wheels for his race.

Congratulations also to Mandy Baronti who was competing at the triathlon in Crystal Palace and to Justin and Hannah Strover who competed in the Tri Star event for the youngsters.
Siobhan pushes herself again (Posted on Saturday, 09 May 2015)
Congratulations to Siobhan Curtis for completing a half ironman in the Spanish island of Mallorca. Siobhan finished in 5 hours 53 minutes and 36 seconds. Her splits for the event were as follows

1.9k Swim 36:51
90k Bike 3:04:51
Half Marathon Run 2:00:22

Amazing times Siobhan, well done!
Double Win for Masters (Posted on Saturday, 09 May 2015)
Congratulations to Matt Steere and Niki Herbert for not only entering and taking part in an early season open water race this morning but for winning the men's and women's each.

Matt was first to complete the Dinton Uber Swim in 41 minutes and 22 seconds and Niki was the first lady out in 55 minutes and 40 seconds with only 18 men ahead of her.

With the water being a chilly 13.5C at 8am, pretty much half the temperature of a training pool, the race starts with a 700m swim followed by a 40m run, then a 230m swim and 60m run, then an 870m swim and another 60m run, then a 500m swim followed by a 40m run and then 700m swim to the finish.
Justin competes in mini marathon (Posted on Monday, 27 April 2015)
Justin Strover was invited to compete in the mini marathon on Sunday morning as part of the Bromley team. Justin did a great PB and came 16th in his age group. Bromley came 1st out of 13 London boroughs - fantastic achievement !
Ben takes 3rd in European Duathlon (Posted on Sunday, 26 April 2015)
Congratulations to Ben Cockburn from Masters squad for finishing a fantastic 3rd place in his age group (11th overall) in the European Duathlon competition in Madrid this morning. Ben says he had a pretty average first run and was pulling the front runners back on the bike enough for the second run and then got a puncture about 3-4km from the finish of the bike.

Very well done indeed Ben. Back in the pool soon training for the European Triathlon in July.
Ben Cockburn takes 2nd in European Duathlon Qualifier (Posted on Sunday, 19 April 2015)
Congratulations to Ben Cockburn from Masters squad for finishing second in the European Duathlon qualifier held at Grafham Water in Cambrigeshire. The event was the Sprint:- 5km run / 20km bike / 5km run. Unofficial times were 16:30 / 30:00 / 17:00

Well done Ben; we are looking forward to hearing how you get on at the Europeans next weekend in Madrid.
Swimathon 2015 (Posted on Sunday, 19 April 2015)
This weekend was the annual Swimathon event in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and Orpington Ojays were doing what they love at the pool and raising money for this great charity. Swimmers were completing 1.5km, 2.5km and 5km individual swims and team events.

Pictured at the Walnuts in the photo gallery are the Bryant family, the Barker family, Callum Baronti, Matilda Barrett, Sam Kitchener and Masters swimmers: Mandy, Andrea, Meg, Jay, Amanda & Maria. Ellie Harden completed her swim at Sidcup (pictured).

Well done to everyone on a great achievement with thanks to staff at the pools for organising fun and efficient events and to spectators for their support!
Gina runs the Brighton Marathon (Posted on Tuesday, 14 April 2015)
Congratulations to coach and Masters Swimmer Gina who ran the Brighton Marathon on Sunday to raise money for Diabetes UK. After many months of hard training Gina finished the 26 mile course in 4 hours 38 minutes. On target for a 4 hour finish up until 20 miles Gina sadly took on too many energy gels and was feeling quite unwell by mile 21 and unfortunately was walking by mile 25. Gina has raised over £280 for Diabetes UK and would like to thank all who have sponsored. If you'd like to donate; click the link below.

Well done Gina on finishing a tough race.
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