The Norseman cometh

Or was it The Iceman cometh?  Either way, James Slowey cometh back from the Norseman xTreme Triathlon and was down for his first swim this morning.

Norseman xtreme triathlon

Return of the Norseman, complete with two important Hats.

He not only had his race hat, no. 188, he had the all-important black t-shirt for those who finished at the top of the mountain.  Suits him!

Black T front

He’ll be signing autographs at the RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay swim on Saturday – even better reason to get entered:  RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay swim 2015 entry form .

RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay Swim 2015

All entrants to date will receive an email today, Monday, to confirm they are entered.  We would ask anyone who has entered but can’t make it, to let us know.

If you haven’t entered and want to do so, do it here: RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay Swim 2015.

Domestic Science

With so many domestic goddesses in Myrtleville vying to outdo each other with their confections, I feel sure some must have had the pleasure of studying Domestic Science in their school days.  If so, they would possibly have used this excellent book.


I never got the chance to do Domestic Science in school myself.  If I had, I feel certain I would have remember the fantastic advice contained therein concerning sea or open-air bathing….

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LoneSwimmer has been writing about this stuff for years, but there it all is in a nutshell from a 1976 book.

So, all future swims in Myrtleville will be at 11am each day when the vitality is up.  I think Denis already sticks to that.  They will be of about ten minutes duration (suits me fine) – but certainly ending when one feels chilled.

On exiting the water, one will expect the high standards of cookery already evident at the beach to be maintained.  Any questions – just look up the book.

What a day!

August 1st, 2015. Two Myrtleville regulars produced performances of the highest standards in Norway and England/France.

First James Slowey made his incredible training workload pay and finished the toughest triathlon in the world, the Norseman Xtreme, well inside the top 100 and gaining the coveted black t-shirt.


Not to be outdone, Trevor Malone answered the question “Who’s taking The Hat to France?” and shrugged off massive Spring tides to cross the English Channel in 13 hrs and 13 mins.

IMG_20150802_090036 Well done to both men. A truly great day.