Fun and Games as Mike tests the water

Mike takes the plunge at Strathclyde Park.
Mike takes the plunge at Strathclyde Park.

Times & Speaker chief reporter Mike McQuaid had an unusual ‘splash’ to work on when he took the plunge at the loch in Strathclyde Park ahead of this week’s Commonwealth Games.

Our man put the quality of the much-maligned loch water to the test after more than £1 million was spent on a clean-up.

A barrier separates the area where triathlon swimmers will race from the rest of the loch.

The first gold medals of the Games will be up for grabs when the individual triathlons for men and women take place at the loch this Thursday.

For Mike’s verdict on the water and a full preview of the triathlon events and features on our Commonwealth Games hopefuls don’t miss your copy of the Times or Speaker, out on Wednesday.