Henley Swim has received national recognition for the quality of their events, following exceptionally high athlete ratings in the Racecheck Awards.
The Thames Marathon, a 14km swim from Henley to Marlow, received the Top Rated Swim Award for the second year running. Of the 5 Top Rated Awards given for a variety of sporting events, including swimming running and triathlon, the Thames Marathon was the only one to retain the accolade for a second year.
The Henley Classic, the unique dawn swim that takes place on the Henley Regatta course, was awarded a Silver Award, receiving athlete ratings of 4.79/10 – narrowly missing out on a Gold Award which requires a rating of 4.8.
From the many thousands of mass participation events that took places across the UK in 2018, only 22 received an award. The Henley Classic and Thames Marathon were the only swims to receive recognition, and Henley Swim was the only organisation to receive more than one award.
Henley Swim co-founder Jeremy Laming said “We have an amazing Henley Swim community, with whom we communicate and collaborate to try to give swimmers experiences and memories that they will never forget. We listen to their advice and feedback to constantly improve our events. The fact that the same community has rated us so highly completes the loop – we couldn’t do any of it without them.”
The 2019 Henley Classic will take place on Sunday 30 June, and the Thames Marathon on Sunday 4 August.
To find more information on these award-winning events visit www.henleyswim.com