Alex is in the Great North Swim

This evening signals the start of a weekend of swimming as the annual Great North Swim comes back to the area after being cancelled in late 2010.

At 4pm the 1st wave of swimmers including myself will depart on the 2 mile event round the low wood bay area. Further events will run back to back with shorter distances of a ½ mile and a 1 mile swim being another options.

10,000 swimmers plus spectators are expected to descend on the areas bringing a much needed boost to the local economy. Many of the ‘athletes” will be raising money for charity and the organizers have done a fantastic job in ensuring that the event will go ahead.

I look forwards to you cheering me on, if you’re around it would be great to have your support!!!

Right: artists impression of the reclusive Alexnews1

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