THE BIG SWIM

 

2017

 

This year was a tough one for The Big Swim! The unprecedented early August summer weather has disappointed many events, from small fetes to large festivals, but thankfully due to the spirit and planning, hundreds swam in the harbour in Port Isaac. The feedback was great, and there were many comments on how ‘hard the course was’, despite being in the harbour.

With everyone completing the mile in a crazy ‘all in race’ around the mapped out course in Port Isaac, swimmers thankfully still got the swim despite the rough sea. Of course let’s not forget the incredible ‘little swimmers’ who also swam in the harbour crossing the finishing line, to excited and tearful parents.

The Big Party rounded off the day with epic performances from our own local Jamie Hewitt, Freshly Squeezed, Antimatador and Jack Be Nimble. Huge thanks to John Brays and Partners who again sponsored the amazing stage, and to Sam Williams and sound team who once again gave you a night to remember.

Not forgetting our sponsor, SHARP’S who are now renowned for being very generous and giving all those lucky swimmers (over 18) a FREE delicious pint of their choice at the Sharp’s Bar!

The energy and atmosphere once the races started, was electric, as swimmers went all out to achieve their best possible time. Congratulations to all the winners who swam the distance in exceptional times.

Winning male: Ryan Huckell in a staggering 17:36:30!!!
Winning female: Trish Brennan 20:30:80 very impressive!

Sadly numbers of swimmers who turned up on the day were down. Due to this, the money raised is less than last year, with many no shows that didn’t bring sponsorship. Understandable, but sad for our charities, which is what this event is all about.

HOWEVER, for those who did swim and continue to support this event, we hope to see you all again next year. We are due a great swim in 2018.

HUGE THANKS GOES TO

Our wonderful sponsor SHARP’S BREWERY for all their continued support, FREE pints to all the swimmers, donating from the bar sales to charity and their fab team and continued encouragement.

JOHN BRAY AND PARTNERS for again sponsoring our fantastic stage!!!

Special thanks to ROCK TORS and POLZEATH LIFE SAVING CLUB who provided water safety on the day under the organisation of Richard Sanders.

EVERYONE who volunteered and helped who make this day such a success! There are too many to mention but you know who you are. We couldn’t do it without you. Andy Penny, who works his socks off all day – thank you. You’re a star.

We are delighted to have been able to donate this year’s proceeds of the swim to:

£2,500 The Cornwall Air Ambulance
(For their amazing work to get people to safety as fast as possible)

£2,500 Port Isaac RNLI
(Who save so many lives and of course who we can call on, ‘just in case’!!!)

£2,000 The Little Harbour Hospice
(A wonderful charity caring for Cornwall’s children)

£2,500 National Lobster Hatchery
(For their incredible work in marine conservation, education and research in these fragile coastal communities)

£1,500 Polzeath Life Saving Club
(for this year’s Water Safety Team)

£1,000 Village Hall Fund
(for the new building work)

£1000 Trewetha, Port Isaac DEFRIB machine
(towards a machine for all to use)

TOTAL RAISED

£13,000

Last year’s money raised was £16,000

That means that since 2011 YOU have raised £73,461.37 for local charities

Thank you all for your continued support

Swim times are on the website.
2018 date to be released soon.

 

 

 

 

 

TIMES:

 

 

Bib No First Name Last Name Gender Finish Overall Pos Gender Pos

95

Ryan Huckelll M 00:17:36.30

1

1

130

Benjamin Procter M 00:18:03.20

2

2

86

Simon Griffiths M 00:19:09.30

3

3

414

Paul Hare M 00:19:17.45

4

4

399

Trish Brennan F 00:20:30.80

5

1

157

Lucy Young F 00:20:40.60

6

2

58

Alison Browning F 00:20:50.80

7

3

155

Andrew Wolf M 00:21:22.65

8

5

153

Giles Watson M 00:21:43.00

9

6

53

Emile Bloemen M 00:21:52.75

10

7

67

Andrew Cork M 00:22:12.75

11

8

50

Nicholas Biddiscombe M 00:22:36.40

12

9

146

Chris Townsend M 00:22:36.90

13

10

55

David Brian Branfoot M 00:22:39.10

14

11

92

Rob Herridge M 00:22:39.85

15

12

60

Matthew Buntine M 00:22:48.35

16

13

148

Nick Townsend M 00:22:57.40

17

14

160

Charles Field M 00:23:11.30

18

15

408

Steven Dooner M 00:23:20.80

19

16

367

Rebecca Thompson F 00:23:23.15

20

4

277

Junior Richards M 00:23:39.70

21

17

437

Darren Tubb M 00:23:44.45

22

18

294

Anya Christopher F 00:23:51.30

23

5

470

Elaine Doherty F 00:23:58.20

24

6

406

Geoff Deane M 00:24:03.00

25

19

57

Neil Brinkworth M 00:24:10.60

26

20

138

Verna Savory-Webster F 00:24:12.30

27

7

432

Evie Duros F 00:24:18.00

28

8

186

Darren Clarke M 00:24:19.85

29

21

93

Danny Hirst M 00:24:21.40

30

22

188

Lindsey Collinson F 00:24:30.60

31

9

404

Roger Cole M 00:24:31.50

32

23

348

Tom Mahon M 00:24:47.20

33

24

440

Lisa Wassall F 00:24:52.05

34

10

421

Harry Lintell M 00:24:52.95

35

25

418

Henry James M 00:24:57.65

36

26

276

Steve Broadway M 00:24:59.50

37

27

271

Matthew Whiting M 00:25:02.30

38

28

422

Georgia May F 00:25:02.40

39

11

143

Carl Steele M 00:25:03.80

40

29

249

John Shenton M 00:25:05.35

41

30

441

Paul Whitesmith M 00:25:09.65

42

31

374

Timothy Walker M 00:25:21.40

43

32

442

Cynrig Williams M 00:25:25.60

44

33

275

Nimah Hargadon F 00:25:40.15

45

12

147

Natasha Townsend F 00:25:48.85

46

13

161

Mariska Niemeijer F 00:25:51.80

47

14

309

Ian Finlay M 00:25:55.05

48

34

439

Maria Tubb F 00:25:57.40

49

15

438

Samantha Tubb F 00:25:57.45

50

16

203

Aisling Hargadon F 00:26:02.10

51

17

417

Jamie Hillman M 00:26:05.45

52

35

319

James Goodman M 00:26:23.55

53

36

381

Steve Wood M 00:26:26.35

54

37

77

Kevin Franks M 00:26:27.50

55

38

407

Jonathan Deane M 00:26:34.75

56

39

380

Russell Williams M 00:26:52.60

57

40

363

Rachel Sharrod F 00:26:56.10

58

18

397

Jen Baldock F 00:26:58.50

59

19

284

Judith Adams F 00:26:58.85

60

20

311

Matthew Foale M 00:26:59.25

61

41

372

Robert Waitimas M 00:27:00.75

62

42

392

Richard Brown M 00:27:06.10

63

43

59

Sophie Bulgin F 00:27:13.50

64

21

159

Bruce McDonald M 00:27:15.05

65

44

443

Gerry Wyatt M 00:27:20.85

66

45

447

Phillip Cazenove M 00:27:22.10

67

46

85

Louise Victoria Gretton F 00:27:30.90

68

22

112

Kirsty Mcguire F 00:27:34.75

69

23

290

Joff Brown M 00:27:35.90

70

47

90

Rosie Harrison F 00:27:37.85

71

24

310

Tom Finlay M 00:27:39.10

72

48

469

Andy Cameron M 00:27:40.65

73

49

434

Alison Stedeford F 00:27:52.65

74

25

43

Simon Arnold M 00:27:52.75

75

50

396

Paula Bailey F 00:28:02.35

76

26

131

Rosie Rand F 00:28:05.20

77

27

206

Laura Heape F 00:28:11.60

78

28

141

Amy Spicer F 00:28:15.70

79

29

91

Duncan Haynes M 00:28:25.95

80

51

135

Neil Rushton M 00:28:29.85

81

52

100

Martin Kelman M 00:28:32.20

82

53

448

Richard Woodward M 00:28:35.65

83

54

289

Ruth Bishop F 00:28:47.20

84

30

173

00:29:01.20

85

113

Stuart Mcguire M 00:29:06.25

86

55

292

Brynn Burgess F 00:29:07.10

87

31

51

Louise Bird F 00:29:23.80

88

32

233

Rob Read M 00:29:30.60

89

56

87

Daphne Hall F 00:29:31.10

90

33

44

Lorna Atterbury F 00:29:41.60

91

34

389

William McDonald M 00:29:41.75

92

57

144

Helen Synnott F 00:29:45.70

93

35

54

Claire Anna Bradley F 00:29:48.30

94

36

291

Pamela Buckley F 00:29:52.20

95

37

288

Nigel Balman M 00:29:57.25

96

58

423

Alec Mckinlay M 00:29:59.20

97

59

395

Matthew Arney M 00:30:03.50

98

60

361

Amy Rodgers F 00:30:13.45

99

38

267

Rebecca Walters F 00:30:17.30

100

39

435

Henry Swindell M 00:30:18.30

101

61

270

Jason Wassall M 00:30:19.25

102

62

81

Emma Gaunt F 00:30:28.05

103

40

295

Amelia Churnside F 00:30:34.25

104

41

340

Denise Horner F 00:30:35.00

105

42

413

Paul Greenwood M 00:30:39.20

106

63

371

Bev Vale F 00:30:44.70

107

43

427

Susie Oliver F 00:30:44.85

108

44

285

John Adams M 00:30:45.80

109

64

114

Andrew Kim Merryweather M 00:30:46.40

110

65

431

Neil Robinson M 00:30:55.35

111

66

436

Kate Taylor-Short F 00:31:00.95

112

45

425

Hannah Meager F 00:31:04.50

113

46

360

Ben Reynolds M 00:31:12.20

114

67

391

Julie Zoder F 00:31:17.60

115

47

109

Colin Martin M 00:31:27.25

116

68

48

Lizzie Barnes F 00:31:30.20

117

48

301

Polly Crossman F 00:31:33.25

118

49

373

Alma Waitmas F 00:31:46.90

119

50

94

Jane Howitt F 00:31:47.30

120

51

266

Catherine Walker F 00:31:52.85

121

52

377

Tom White M 00:32:15.90

122

69

365

Bryony Synnott F 00:32:17.35

123

53

236

Sam Rothschild M 00:32:28.00

124

70

387

Tim Burke Murphy M 00:32:29.30

125

71

300

Abigail Crosby F 00:32:40.45

126

54

70

Juliette Dickinson F 00:32:41.35

127

55

445

Nicol Stuart M 00:32:42.70

128

72

216

Cliff Large M 00:33:18.90

129

73

177

Debbie Bell F 00:33:21.25

130

56

368

Rachael Thompson F 00:33:28.45

131

57

204

Tracy Hargadon F 00:33:28.85

132

58

357

H Paul F 00:33:30.65

133

59

89

Tim Harris M 00:33:31.60

134

74

366

Robert Thompson M 00:33:34.10

135

75

201

Luke Hagan M 00:33:34.55

136

76

183

Sophie Bukard F 00:33:39.10

137

60

209

Isaac Heron M 00:33:42.70

138

77

322

Gemma Grayston F 00:33:45.15

139

61

208

Jenny Heron F 00:33:50.90

140

62

416

Brian Hays M 00:33:59.15

141

78

420

Victoria Lawes F 00:34:10.30

142

63

446

Alex Mc William Brice F 00:34:14.75

143

64

313

Simon Fordham M 00:35:12.50

144

79

353

Myles Newton M 00:35:14.00

145

80

402

Ana-Maria Burgoyne F 00:35:20.60

146

65

225

Jessica O  Riordan F 00:35:29.05

147

66

356

Bradley Oliver M 00:35:29.60

148

81

318

Leonard Glanfield M 00:35:30.85

149

82

343

Victoria Khanna F 00:35:32.65

150

67

384

Alice Bonham Carter F 00:35:38.05

151

68

339

Emma Honey F 00:35:48.65

152

69

410

Ava Hall F 00:35:49.40

153

70

244

Harriet Olivia Sandilands F 00:35:50.85

154

71

245

Ian Sandilands M 00:35:53.20

155

83

215

Laura Klimes F 00:35:56.70

156

72

103

Jennifer Latham F 00:36:06.70

157

73

223

Josephine Mitchell F 00:36:08.55

158

74

388

William Ferguson M 00:36:16.95

159

84

424

Madeline Mcmurdo F 00:36:21.10

160

75

338

Alice Hobbs F 00:36:28.30

161

76

323

Richard Hamblin M 00:36:59.85

162

85

246

Radd Seiger M 00:37:15.60

163

86

82

Victoria Gilbert F 00:37:28.15

164

77

240

Elizabeth Russell F 00:37:32.10

165

78

468

Andy (Mum) Cameron F 00:37:34.05

166

79

150

Suzannah Vailll F 00:37:34.75

167

80

210

Sian Hewett F 00:38:20.60

168

81

382

Holly Wright F 00:38:23.10

169

82

304

Mark Deacon M 00:38:23.50

170

87

390

Pip Brown F 00:38:26.60

171

83

189

Anne Colquhoun F 00:38:38.55

172

84

248

James Shaw M 00:38:41.90

173

88

393

Liz Coates F 00:39:01.50

174

85

312

Philippa Fordham F 00:39:04.95

175

86

261

Codie Tanner M 00:39:06.90

176

89

314

Beatrice Fordham F 00:39:13.05

177

87

268

Rosie Walters F 00:39:21.70

178

88

344

Robert Lane M 00:39:27.40

179

90

354

Guy Fordham M 00:39:47.85

180

91

375

Andrew Walters M 00:40:13.75

181

92

330

Henni Hinds F 00:40:22.00

182

89

247

Jane Seymour F 00:40:53.05

183

90

386

Clemmie Brown F 00:41:25.05

184

91

332

Allegra Hinds F 00:41:25.55

185

92

315

Mark Gavin M 00:41:46.35

186

93

349

Timothy Mccarron M 00:42:16.40

187

94

272

Sharyn Williams F 00:42:37.15

188

93

191

Karen Davey F 00:42:38.45

189

94

362

Lucy Rodgers F 00:42:50.95

190

95

321

Lyn Grayston F 00:44:15.10

191

96

320

Paul Grayston M 00:44:18.60

192

95

359

Cliff Renee M 00:44:39.10

193

96

358

Lesley Renee F 00:44:41.60

194

97

350

Duncan Mchugh M 00:45:11.80

195

97

316

John Gavin M 00:45:15.10

196

98

376

Natasha White F 00:46:06.90

197

98

385

Amelia Brown F 00:46:07.90

198

99

255

Margaret Stewart F 00:46:12.95

199

100

262

Louise Thomas F 00:46:14.45

200

101

378

Tim White M 00:46:20.15

201

99

211

Emily Highfield F 00:47:04.00

202

102

328

Kylie Heather F 00:47:06.60

203

103

259

Sarah Swift F 00:47:07.40

204

104

333

Otillie Hinds F 00:47:08.65

205

105

329

Jim Hinds M 00:47:13.00

206

100

226

Grace Pimlott F 00:48:54.75

207

106

347

Susan Macleod F 00:52:46.75

208

107

331

Imi Hinds F 00:54:08.50

209

108

287

Vicci Aylesbury F 00:54:48.00

210

109

241

Nicola Ryder F 00:57:29.10

211

110

 

 

 

Bib No First Name Last Name Gender Finish Overall Pos Gender Pos

39

Libby Evans F 00:05:29.80

1

1

31

Terry Millar M 00:05:56.95

2

1

42

Henery Birchall M 00:06:09.90

3

2

20

Jessy Wheeler F 00:06:11.25

4

2

33

Liam Millar M 00:06:11.90

5

3

4

Lottie Christopher F 00:06:20.70

6

3

32

Connor Millar M 00:06:28.45

7

4

10

Ella Finley F 00:06:45.35

8

4

5

Hatti Ducros F 00:06:55.20

9

5

40

Jack Evans M 00:06:58.80

10

5

6

Sophie England F 00:07:23.85

11

6

45

William Birchall M 00:07:48.15

12

6

17

Ruby Robinson F 00:07:57.90

13

7

8

William Erwood M 00:07:59.70

14

7

7

Rebecca England F 00:08:05.00

15

8

34

Erin Patterson F 00:08:15.45

16

9

1

Rose Barlow F 00:08:41.35

17

10

24

Max Fearon M 00:09:03.50

18

8

14

Laily Morgan F 00:09:06.10

19

11

21

James Brinkworth M 00:09:07.60

20

9

15

Olivia Morgan F 00:09:32.90

21

12

26

Bailey Oulton Oulton M 00:09:36.70

22

10

47

Charlie Winter M 00:09:42.35

23

11

18

Codie Tanner F 00:09:50.05

24

13

49

William Winter M 00:10:13.19

25

12

52

Ameleie Winter F 00:10:17.65

26

14

36

Sam Barwell M 00:10:26.95

27

13

9

James Erwood M 00:10:28.90

28

14

3

Isabella Broadhusrt F 00:10:33.50

29

15

38

Saffron Bexley F 00:10:41.55

30

16

12

Bethie Hewett F 00:10:43.95

31

17

27

Isla Robinson F 00:10:49.70

32

18

22

Angus Brown M 00:10:50.80

33

15

35

Oscar Patterson M 00:10:51.85

34

16

37

Sabastian Bexley M 00:11:38.05

35

17

46

Ellie Birchall F 00:12:45.30

36

19

41

Mali Harbour F 17:10:07.00

37

20

 

 

 

 

 


Set yourself ‘the challenge of the summer’ whilst spending the weekend in the gorgeous coastal villages of Port Isaac and Port Gaverne. Choose from a selection of races to challenge you, swim for fun or come back to beat your last year’s personal best! If you are new to ‘The Big Swim’, welcome!

The Big Swim was initiated by Sarah Coates, who wanted to inspire locals and visitors to utilise this amazing natural resource on their doorstep and take to the open water to push boundaries, create a fun personal challenge whilst raising money for local charities that support our fragile coastal communities.

Last year hundreds of you swam, then relaxed and listened to the music line up, which was fantastic, and the party continued on The Platt until midnight.

Sharp’s Brewery remains our fabulous sponsor and donates a FREE pint to every swimmer after the race of delicious Sharp’s beer.

This year John Bray are sponsoring the sound stage right on the Slipway, Port Isaac. John Bray is an established Estate Agent and Holiday Letting Agency with over 40 years experience, specialising in properties in Port Isaac, Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Rock. As a local company with a base in Port Isaac, they are delighted to support The Big Party! raising money for local and other good causes.

John Brays

Our two local campsites are ready to welcome you once again. We had some lovely feedback from swimmers last year who stayed at the campsites.

The Big Swim Campsite: Pennant Farm, St Endellion, Port Isaac, PL29 3TP. Call Mark or Carol on 01208 880574 or 07979 368607, or email them at [email protected]. £10 per adult.

‘Glam Tipi Camping’ – Cornish Tipi Holidays, St. Teath, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 3LW. Call Lizzie on 01208 880781 or visit www.cornishtipiholidays.co.uk.