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River Irwell Challenge

Distance: 32.37 km

30 Mar 2017 - 29 May 2017

Audience: Bury Council
Our next SWIMTAG challenge is a local one. We're swimming the River Irwell from the centre of Bury to the centre of Manchester. The route is 32km and we're giving you two months to complete the challenge! You'll start by the bridge close to Castle Leisure Centre and finish at the Museum of Science and Industry. Good luck! The River Irwell’s source comes from Irwell Springs on Deerplay Moor and the River runs for approximately 39 miles before flowing into the River Mersey at Irlam. Following a clean up in the latter half of the 20th Century, the River is once again home to a vast array of wildlife, much of which disappeared during the Industrial Revolution, when hundreds of factories and mills were built close to the River’s edge. This 20 mile/32km challenge begins in Bury town centre. You’ll follow the River downstream through the boroughs of Radcliffe, Kersley, Clifton, Prestwich and Pendlebury before heading into central Manchester, finishing up at the Museum of Science of Industry.

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    River Irwell Challenge

    30 Mar 2017 - 29 May 2017 - 32km in 61 days

    NameFinish DateDays to CompleteTotal Swim Time
    «««««« / »»»»»»
    Aine Claire McEntyre12 Apr 201711 days12h 0m
    Michael Watson24 Apr 201725 days14h 44m
    Samantha Woods 24 Apr 201725 days20h 39m
    Michelle Carswell27 Apr 201727 days15h 19m
    stephen donohue28 Apr 201729 days1d 2h
    Tina Porter25 May 201732 days22h 47m
    Anthony Edwards7 May 201737 days1d 1h
    Julie Anderson8 May 201738 days20h 48m
    Catherine Scott23 May 201739 days16h 52m
    Steven speed10 May 201740 days12h 29m
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