Pregnant pause for keen Rottnest participant
PREGNANCY will not stop Port to Pub swim organiser Ceinwen Roberts participating in her inaugural race to Rottnest Island from Leighton Beach at North Fremantle.
She just will not be swimming.
“No, I’ll just have to be happy running the event, and it’s going to kill me not to be able to swim and I’ll be very envious of everyone else,” Ms Roberts said.
She was the first person to do a triple crossing of Gage Roads to the island in 2013, in addition to eight other single crossings.
The first 20km Port to Pub on March 19 has been organised to provide another event for swimmers who can not get into the increasingly pop- ular Rottnest Channel Swim from Cottesloe each year.
“The Port to Pub swim will honour the first original channel crossing by Gerd von Dincklage-Sculenburg, who left the shores of North Fremantle in 1956, followed two months later by the first amateur race on March 25,” Ms Roberts said,
The 20km race in March will have solo entries, and double, four-member and sixmember teams, in addition to a 25km open-water course to attract national and international long-distance swimmers.
Several hundred swimmers have already shown interest in competing in the shorter route. Expressions of interest to race can be made at www.porttopub.com.au.
Jaime Bowler, Bruce Dewar, Ceinwen Roberts, Michael Prendiville and Janelle Rock.