The water temperature was barely above freezing, but that didn’t stop hardy swimmers from plunging into the sea off the Kent coast this morning.
Similar scenes have been witnessed across the UK, where people are continuing to cycle, run and swim despite the freezing temperatures and inches of snow brought by Storm Darcy.
In the New Forest a pair of friends were snapped swimming past icicles dangling from bushes on the bank of the River Avon, while in London Prime Minister Boris Johnson braved the cold in a pair of shorts for a personal training session.
Their determination to get outside and exercise despite the bitter Baltic weather is reflective of an overall mood that seems to have gripped the UK, with everyone from wild swimmers from cross-country runners spotted out and about in the snow.
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