TRIATHLON X - SPRINT X - 18th JUNE 2023

 

UPDATED FOR 2023 TRIATHLON X - SPRINT X - SPRINT DISTANCE TRIATHLON

PART OF THE TRIATHLON X ULTRA FESTIVAL WEEKEND

 

DISTANCE : 16 MILES (25.5 km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 1919 ft (585 m)

AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM

 

OLYMPIC X AND SPRINT X RACE MANUAL

 

FROM THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU THE HALF X, ULTRAX AND EXTREME X- NEW ROUTE - 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,  CLIMBING THE 'STRUGGLE' ON KIRKSTONE PASS AND CULMINATING WITH A 5km TRAIL RUN 

 

 

 

 

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 SPRINT X IS ARGUABLY THE MOST SCENIC AND MOST CHALLENGING BIKE LEG OF ANY SPRINT 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 SPRINT DISTANCE IS ONE LAP OF THE KIRKSTONE LOOP

 BIKE MAP

 

 

 

 

RUN : ROTHAY RIVER TRAIL RUN

 

DISTANCE : 3.1 miles (5km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 39 ft (10m)

 

START : T2 - WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

FINISH :  WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

 

OUT AND BACK 3.1 MILE (5km)  TRAIL RUN

 

BEAUTIFUL AND SCENIC, THE RUN FROM WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE ALONG THE ROTHER RIVER AND RETURNING TO TRANSITION. 3 LAPS 

 

RUN MAP

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

PART OF THE TRIATHLON X ULTRA FESTIVAL WEEKEND

  

DISTANCE : 31.9 MILES (51.5 km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 4032 ft (1,229 m)

AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM

 

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TRIATHLON X - SPRINT X - 18th JUNE 2023

 

UPDATED FOR 2023 TRIATHLON X - SPRINT X - SPRINT DISTANCE TRIATHLON

PART OF THE TRIATHLON X ULTRA FESTIVAL WEEKEND

 

DISTANCE : 16 MILES (25.5 km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 1919 ft (585 m)

AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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