NSW retiree takes out 2012/13 tallies
Talliesman Neil Daley leads an admiring sub-peloton home at this season's Freshwater swim. He did 110.7km over 32 swims in season 2012/13.
So it's happened at last: with his last mninute flight to Bundaberg, peripatetic Port Macquarie retiree Neil Daley has won the season 2012/13
budgysmuggler.com.au fine ocean swimmers' tallies, with 110.7km swum from 32 swims, at an average distance of 3.5km.
Daley sealed his win with the 3km Bundaberg swim, which lifted him just far enough ahead of his snapping rival, former winner Richard Murray, on 100.5km from 29 swims (average 3.5km), to guarantee him victory irrespective of whether Murray became a last-minute entry to the 10km South Head Roughwater, the season's final swim, on May 19. Daley did; Murray didn't; Daley prevailed.
Our staff pointy-head, Colin Reyburn, recorded results from 613 swims to complete the season's tallies, up from 551 in season 2011/12, and from 209 in season 2007/8. There were 47,431 swimmers whose distances we tallied, from 45,152 last season and 30,185 in season 2007/8. They swam 168,264.1km in the season, from 154,882.03km last season and 102,877.63km in 2007/8.
There were 85,436 individual swims in the season just ended, at an average distance of 2km, slightly up from the average 1.9km the season earlier.
For full details, see the table below.
We'd love to know how far Daley travelled over the season for his 110.7km. He's coming to Spain with us, so perhaps he'll tell us over a late night paella and Estrella. But from Port Macquarie, where Daley lives in retirement after Adelaide, every weekend was a trek.
Third postiion went to Daley's travelling cobber, Jim Donaldson, from Westleigh, on 96.5km also from 32 swims, average 3km.
The three NS-Welshpersons filling the podium places reflects the eight-month season in NSW. The first swim of the new season comes up there in late June with the Mona Vale Solstice Swim on June 23. Lots of NSW swimmers also are doing Vanuatu, which offers a base 5.9km with main swims in Port Vila then in Santo. Not a bad season's start.
Look below for full details, and for various state/national/regional winners.
Then followed -
- 4th - Michael Swaddle (WA, 92.1km)
- 5th - Jenny Stark (NZ, 91.9km)
- 6th - Geoff Carter (NZ, 91.3km)
- 7th - Brett Bradley (NZ, 82.6km)
- 8th - Jillian Pateman (NZ, 81.7km)
- 9th - Wayne Annan (NZ, 78.7km)
- 10th - Joshua Randall (WA, 75.2km)
Thank you enormously to industrious propellor-head Colin Reyburn for rmaintaining our tallies.
Check the full, final tallies for season 2012/13 (as at the end of May, 2013)...
Our thanks to budgysmuggler.com.au who supported our tallies in season 2012/13.