Courtesy of Colin Hill, Serpentine, London.

Race director Colin Hill, fresh from his FINA responsibilities in Qiandao Lake in China, shook off jet lag and managed the organization of Swim Serpentine.

6,000 swimmers participated in the 3rd annual Swim Serpentine event in Hyde Park in the heart of London with distances of 0.5, 1, 2 and 6 miles [Super Six].

43-year-old Amy McVitie from Shepherds Bush finished in 4 hours 14 minutes and was among the 49 Super Six finishers, “I’ve done the 1-mile swims for the last two years and I’ve come out of the water feeling I’d like to do more, so in a moment of madness I thought, ‘Let’s do six miles’. It’s one of the few open water swims in London and brilliantly organised. It’s a really good event.”

Peter Madsen won the 1-mile event in 18:32 while Patrick Brown on the 2-mile event in 37:14. Lærke Ruby won both the 1-mile (21:01) and 2-mile races (42:43{ among the women.

Super Six Results:
1. James Dickinson 2:28:02

2. Robert Steel 2:34:26
3. Chris Watkinson 2:45:04

4. Iain Johnston 2:45:04
5. Willy Duhen 2:49:56
6. Dean Walsh 2:50:24 [also completed the London Classics]

7. Helen Shingler 2:52:48 [first woman]
8. Nigel Burnham 2:53:58
9. Simon Brigg 2:58:41
10. Jon Geller 3:01:47
11. Iain Sainsbury 3:04:16

12. Jacob Gloor 3:09:20
13. Mark Brazier 3:18:33
14. Liz Hourican 3:23:27 [second woman]
15. Derk Ohler 3:26:39
16. Stuart Reece 3:28:14
17. Russell Pagan 3:28:43
18. Thomas O’Donoghue 3:31:37
19. Dan Clarke 3:32:14
20. Martin Shewry 3:32:31
21. John Mouser 3:33:45
22. Kate Hicken 3:35:09 [third woman, also completed the London Classics]
23. Paul Sawyer 3:38:02
24. Kevin Chidwick 3:41:48

25. James Robinson 3:42:44
26. Rosanna Short 3:42:52 [fourth woman]
27. Matthew Lomath 3:43:22
28. Suzanne Ashworth 3:44:22 [fifth woman]
29. Emma Mitchell 3:45:49 [sixth woman]
30. Jamie Chapman 3:46:25
31. Armel Elaudais 3:46:52 [seventh woman]

32. Graham Skene 3:47:00
33. James Morrison 3:50:04
34. Christopher Pagan 3:50:53
35. Stuart Handley 3:54:17
36. Gavin Thomas 4:02:26 [also completed the London Classics]

37. Andy Parratt 4:03:07
38. Alison Castleton 4:07:11 [eighth woman]
39. Simon Lee 4:12:57
40. Amy McVittie 4:14:56 [ninth woman]
41. Sharon Bitel 4:19:00 [tenth woman]
42. Chris Spencer 4:19:39
43. Chris Mumby 4:21:16
44. Nicola McSorley 4:29:50 [eleventh woman]
45. Bartosz Potyrala 4:32:34
46. Mark Sadler 4:44:42
47. Fay White 5:07:46 [twelvth woman]
48. Vicki Hennessy 5:07:56 [thirteenth woman]

49. Laura McGuinness 5:34:42 [fourteenth woman]

1-mile Top 10 Results:
1. Peter Madsen 18:32
2. Dafydd Price 20:00
3. Simon Scully 20:46
4. Lærke Ruby 21:01 [first woman]
5. David Bishop 21:37
6. Christopher Hopton 21:41
7. Dominic Holloway 22:02
8. Matthew Buck 22:24
9. Lydia Morant 22:40 [second woman]
10. Joseph Bader 22:54

2-mile Top 10 Results:
1. Patrick Brown 37:14
2. Peter Madsen 37:52
3. Mark Truman 37:58
4. Lorenzo Caciagli 41:12

5. B Adhikari 42:41
6. Lærke Ruby 42:43 [first woman]

7. Kieran Holdbrook 43:56

8. Ella Corby 44:51 [second woman]
9. Tom Beach 45:23
10. Andrew Browning 45:24

The London Classics includes completion of the Virgin Money London Marathon, cycling 100 miles in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, and swimming two miles at Swim Serpentine.

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