This week with Olympics fever about to grip the capital, I found myself at the Olympic venue of Hyde Park at stupid o’clock in the morning- TWICE!
This was the first of those assignments as my journo Warren Pole took on a DIY Triathlon loosely based on the official Olympic route. We kicked off at the stunning Serpentine for the swimming element of the challenge.
The Serpentine, like Hampstead ponds has a hardy bunch of loyal swimmers that can be found here all year round. Come rain, sleet, snow, or even that rarer element in the UK; Sunshine, they’ll be there bright & breezy knocking out a few early morning lengths.
On this particular morning, it was the latter with plenty of the orange stuff blazing down upon the water. Our man, a seasoned triathlon competitor arrived wearing a full wetsuit, as is customary for pro athletes at this…
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