Donal & Brian heading toward the Emerald City

MIMS 2012 – Part 5 – Hudson River and Finish

MIMS 2012 – Part 1 – Three Rivers (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 2 – Race Day (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 3 – The start and the first hour (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 4 – The East and Harlem Rivers (loneswimmer.com) Advice for future MIMS applicants & particpants (loneswimmer.com) With the swing west across Spuyten Duyvil the…

IMG_2617Donal in mid Harlem.resized

MIMS 2012 – Part 4 – The East and Harlem Rivers

MIMS 2012 – Part 1 – Three Rivers (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 2 – Race Day (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 3 – The start and the first hour (loneswimmer.com) For the three people who asked for this, sorry for the delay, it’s been a busy few weeks, Stephen Redmond and Channel swimmers are far more important.…

MIMS 2012 – Part 2 – Race day

Part 1 – Saturday indeed broke more bearable, with temperatures in the high twenties with an almost cloudless sky and no forecast of rain or thunderstorms. I’d brought my bag of oatmeal for porridge which I microwaved in the hotel dining room, and as usual, forced it into myself. It was not the best bowl…

Lower Manhattan from the Staten Island ferry, Battery Park (left) to the Ferry Terminal (right), the first 10 minutes of the course

MIMS 2012 – Part 1 – Three Rivers

New York maps show Manhattan Island plumbing a line from north to south, bounded by three rivers, the East and Harlem rivers circumscribe the east curve of Gotham with the East River swerving out and around lower Manhattan, up through Hell Gate and the confluence of the East and Harlem rivers and the Long Island…

MIMS 2012

Ciaran Byrne and I take to the water around Manhattan on Saturday 23rd for a spot of fun with Dee crewing for me & Margaret and Jim for Ciaran. Due to the usual communication difficulties, there will be no update to the blog. NYCSwim.org have told us we will all have Trackers, but as of…

Congratulations to the MIMS swimmers

Congrats to my adopted Hungarian child Gábor, Eddie Irwin, and Evan Morrison on finishing the Manhattan Island swim yesterday. Evan finished in third place about 10.20pm GMT after a storming swim down the Hudson overtaking two people, fantastic. He reached a maximum speed on 7mph on the other side of the island! Erica Rose (US)…

MIMS – best of luck to all today

In a few hours Gábor Molnár and Eddie Irwin and Evan Morrison will be tacking the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. I want to wish all three the best. Here’s Evan’s GPS tracker. Here’s the official NYC Twitter. MIMS is 28 and half miles long around the island. I recommend using Google Earth on Street View…