SWIM : LAKE WINDERMERE, OPEN WATER

DISTANCE 2.4 miles (3.8km)

ELEVATION GAIN 0 ft (0 m)

 

START T1 - WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

FINISH T1 - WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

 

Windermere is England’s longest and second deepest lake. The swim is one lap of 1.2 miles (1.9km)

From the entry point on the East side of Windermere you will see the famous Langdale Pikes, with Scafell Pike behind Bow

Fell and Crinkle Crags. Windermere is Britain’s most popular open water swimming destination, hosing the Great North Swim

among many other annual events. Throughout the year over 10,000 swimmers will visit the lake. Windermere is a busy

boating lake and while there will be no boats on race day, if you are intending to practise the swim prior to the event then

take extra caution while crossing the ferry lanes that run from Bowness to Ambleside.

 

SWIM SAFTEY

 

Triathlon X is run in accordance with the BTF open water swim temperature guidelines. Swim safety is covered by North West

Paramedic Services who have a Paramedic and Medical Technician located on the shoreline. Swift water rescue boats are on

hand to help any competitors in trouble. 

 

TRANSITION

 

Is located at waterhead in the LDNPA car park adjacent to the head of Lake Windermere. 

 

FULL X SWIM MAP

 

 

NEW EVENT 2019

25/05/2019

EXTREME X - THE TOUGHEST JUST GOT TOUGHER.  140 miles (225 km) - ELEVATION 24,114 ft (7350 m) THE BIKE SECTION CLIMBS 12 MOUNTAIN PASSES, ALL OVER 20%, HARKNOTT, THE STEEPEST PASS IN THE UK AT 33% IS CLIMBED 4 TIMES. THE RUN ASCENDS OVER 8,800 ft, TWICE SUMMITING HELVELLYN (3100 FT)

ENTRIES OPEN 2019

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