So, 5km swim and Half Ironman completed. How was it? 5km Swim - Well, it turns out looking at the murky waters of Lake Windermere for well over an hour is as boring as it sounds, and staring at someone else's feet is not much better! Half - Ironman - Swim OK, bike ride quite good, run torture! Quads cramping from mile one, hamstrings not recovered from small tear playing touch two weeks ago, stomach rebelling, and 13 miles and a very big hill still to get over. After just over six hours it was good to have finished! I finished almost exactly half way down the field. Surprisingly for this summer, it was a beautiful day in Pooley Bridge and the sun shone for almost the whole race. The setting was idyllic and from the bike ride and run, the views of Helvellyn and the surrounding mountains were beautiful - I just wish I could have enjoyed them more. Thank you so much to anyone who has supported me and The Respite Association, and for those that wish to do so the web page will remain active for a month or so yet. https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/robbietadman1 Robbie Tadman (1985) Pictured are John and Robbie Tadman aft ther 5km swim.