SPRINT X 2019

 

SEPTEMBER 21st  8:00 am

AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM

 

DISTANCE : 16 MILES (25.5 km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 1919 ft (585 m)

ENTRY PRICE £45

LIMITED 100 ENTRIES 2019

 

 

NEW FOR 2019 - TRIATHLON X - SPRINT X 

 

FROM THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU THE HALF X, FULL X AND EXTREME X- NEW FOR 2019 - THE SPRINT X 

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO A SPRINT DISTANCE TRIATHLON WITH A DIFFERENCE. SET IN THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK.

STARTING WITH A 750 m DEEP WATER SWIM IN LAKE WINDERMERE, FOLLOWED BY A CHALLENGING 20km BIKE RIDE, TWICE CLIMBING THE 'STRUGGLE' ON KIRKSTONE PASS AND CULMINATING WITH A 5km ROAD RUN OUT AND BACK TO LOUGHRIGG FELL. 

 

 

 

 

SWIM : LAKE WINDERMERE, OPEN WATER

DISTANCE : 0.41 MILES (750m)

 

1 LAP TRIANGULAR OPEN WATER SWIM AROUND WATERHEAD BAY AT THE NORTH END OF LAKE WINDERMERE 

 

 

 

 

BIKE : ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT, OPEN ROAD  

DISTANCE : 12.4 MILES (20km)

ELEVATION GAIN  1524 ft (465m)

 

START : T1 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE 

FINISH : T2 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE

 

12 MILE (20km) 1 LAP CIRCULAR BIKE RIDE FROM WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE TO THE SUMMIT OF KIRKSTONE PASS, INCLUDING THE INFAMOUS 'STRUGGLE'.

THE BIKE LEG OF THE OLYMPIC X IS ARGUABLY THE MOST SCENIC AND MOST CHALLENGING BIKE LEG OF ANY OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. THE CHALLENGE COMES FROM THE 3.1 MILE 25% CLIMB FROM AMBLESIDE TO THE SUMMIT OF KIRKSTONE PASS, CULMINATING IN THE INFAMOUS STRUGGLE, A GROUP OF HAIRPIN SWITCH BACK BENDS LEADING TO THE SUMIT.

THE DECENT BACK TO AMBLESIDE TAKES THE ROADS THROUGH THE HAMLET OF TROUTBECK, WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF LAKE WINDERMERE, THE LANGDALE PIKE AND BOWFELL MOUNTAIN RANGES.

 

THE OLYMPIC DISTANCE IS ONE LAP OF THE KIRKSTONE LOOP

 

 

 

 

RUN : LOUGHRIGG FELL, ROAD

 

DISTANCE : 3.1 miles (5km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 393 ft (120m)

 

START : T2 - WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

FINISH :  WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

 

OUT AND BACK 3.1 MILE (5km)  RUN OVER ROADS 

 

BEAUTIFUL AND SCENIC, THE RUN FROM WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE TAKES THE SLIGHTLY UNDULATING  'UNDER LOGHRIGG' ROAD TO THE START OF A SHORT BUT VERY STEEP ROAD CLIMB BEFORE  TURNING AROUND AND RETRACING YOUR STEPS BACK  TO THE FINISH ON THE SHORES OF LAKE WINDERMERE.  

THE ROADS ARE LITTLE USED SECONDARY ROADS THAT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THERE ARE NO OFF ROAD SECTIONS ON THIS ROUTE

 

 

 

 

THE SPRINT X AND OLYMPIC X ARE RUN IN CONJUNCTION. FOR 2019 BOTH RACES WILL SET OFF AT THE SAME TIME AND FOLLOW THE SAME ROUTES. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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