TRIATHLON X - HALF X - JUNE 18th 2023 - NEW ROUTE UPDATED 2023

 

UPDATED FOR 2023 TRIATHLON X - HALF X - HALF IRON DISTANCE TRIATHLON

PART OF THE TRIATHLON X ULTRA FESTIVAL WEEKEND

 

DISTANCE : 70.3 MILES (113 km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 9,648 ft (2,941m)

AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM

 

THE HALF X IS THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST 70.3 MILE HALF 'IRON MAN' TRIATHLON

 

AT OVER 9,100 ft (2,800m) AND TAKING IN 6 OF THE UNITED KINGDOMS STEEPEST ROAD CLIMBS, WITH HARDKNOTT PASS TOPPING OUT AT 33%, THE BIKE LEG IS BY FAR THE STEEPEST AND MOST GRUELLING OF ANY HALF IRON TRI IN THE WORLD

 

WITH A CLIMB OF OVER 3,200 ft (1050m) OVER 13 MILES (21km) THE RUN IS IMPOSING IN IT'S OWN RIGHT, TAKING IN THE PEAKS OF HERON PIKE AND GREAT RIGG BEFORE THE FINAL ASCENT OF FAIRFIELD MOUNTAIN 

 

 

IF YOU ARE UP FOR A CHALLENGE AND WANT A DIFFERENT TRIATHLON EXPERIENCE THEN THIS IS THE RACE FOR YOU

 

 

 

SWIM : LAKE WINDERMERE, OPEN WATER

DISTANCE : 1.2 MILES (1900m)

 

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

 

 

 

BIKE : ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT, OPEN ROAD  

DISTANCE : 56 MILES (90km)

ELEVATION GAIN 9186 ft (2800m)

 

START : T1 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE 

FINISH : T2 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE

 

56 MILE (90km) OUT AND BACK OPEN ROAD CYCLE IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT. THE ROUTE TAKES IN 6 OF THE STEEPEST ROAD PASSES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

 

THE STRUGGLE (25%)

BLEA TARN (20%)

WRYNOSE EAST (25%)

HARDKNOTT EAST (33%)

BLEA TARN (20%) - UPDATED 2023

HARDKNOTT WEST (33%)

WRYNOSE WEST (20%)

 

THE BIKE SECTION OF THE HALF X IS THE TOUGHEST OF ANY HALF IRON TRIATHLON IN THE WORLD

 

 

 

RUN : FAIRFIELD HORESHOE MOUNTAIN, MIXED ROAD AND MOUNTAIN - UPDATED 2023 - FULL CIRCLE OF FAIRFIELD HORSESHOE

 

DISTANCE : 13 miles (21km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 3540 ft (1079m)

 

START : T2 - WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

FINISH :  WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

 

CIRCULAR 13 MILE (21km) HALF MARATHON RUN OVER ROADS AND MOUNTAIN TRAILS TO THE SUMMIT OF FAIRFIELD MOUNTAIN

 

ONE LAP CLOCKWISE

 

T2 WATERHEAD 164ft (50m)

NAB SCAR 1,492 ft (455m).

HERON PIKE 2,007 ft (612m) 

GREAT RIGG 2,513 ft (766m) 

FAIRFIELD SUMMIT 2,870 ft (875m)

UPDATED 2023 - RETURN VIA EAST SIDE OF FAIRFIELD HORSESHOE

HART CRAG  2,696 ft (822m)

HIGH PIKE 2,152ft (656m)

LOW PIKE 1,666ft (508m)

T2A WATERHEAD 164ft (50m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIATHLON X - HALF X - JUNE 18th 2023 

 

UPDATED FOR 2023 TRIATHLON X - HALF X - HALF IRON DISTANCE TRIATHLON

PART OF THE TRIATHLON X ULTRA FESTIVAL WEEKEND

 

DISTANCE : 70.3 MILES (113 km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 9,648 ft (2,941m)

AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM