There are some things that make Copenhagen a truly great city in which to live. One of them is being surrounded by water and being able to swim in it. Once a year that includes a two kilometre race along the canals of Copenhagen. What makes this particularly special though is that it involves swimming around the Danish Parliament, Christiansborg which is known to many as ‘Borgen’. There aren’t many capital cities in the world where you can swim around the seat of power!
Yesterday I joined around 3,000 others who were also taking part in The Christiansborg Rundt. In my heat of 25, were members of the swimming group that I joined a year ago. We’ve managed a few sea swims this summer, but haven’t had a chance to swim in Copenhagen’s canals. It was very different swimming around tight corners, under very long, dark bridges and among the thousands of jellyfish – yuck!
But what an experience. Some in the group are super fast and managed it in around 30 minutes. I swam it in 44 minutes and was really pleased. And if I get the chance to do it again, I will.