Monday, 20 August 2012

Stage 2

Later on the Saturday, swimmers assembled on Rannerdale Knotts, part of the way down Crummock Water. The course for Stage 2 took the field across the lake to Low Ling, a spit of land half-way down the lake. Low Ling as the sprint check-point for Stage 2, at 600m, of 3.3km total stage distance. This time, Beans swam a strong leg and took the increased green cap sprint points for the Stage. A strong tale-wind made for choppy waters, but the ordering of the GC was more or less unaffected. Kat Welch was a big mover though, roaring her way up to 7th in the GC. A strong performance by Ali Zander also caused the changing of hands (heads), of the Team Cap. Paul Harrington, Beans and Ali Zander now wore the Team Cap. Beans retained her yellow race leader cap, putting 1:00 into Beans in 2nd place.

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