EXTREME X 2020

JULY 4th 8:00 am

AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM

 

DISTANCE : 141 MILES (238 km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 24,068 ft (7,336 m)

 

ENTRY PRICES

1st JUNE 2019 £295

1st JULY 2019 £325

1st JANUARY 2020 £395

 

THE WORLD'S MOST EXTREME IRON DISTANCE TRIATHLON. THE 2019 EVENT HAD A SINGLE FINISHER WITH A TIME OF 18:52:58. IT'S NOT JUST THE OVERALL ELEVATION GAIN THAT PUNISHES THE COMPETITORS, BUT THE SEVERITY OF THE CLIMBING BOTH ON THE BIKE AND ON THE MOUNTAIN RUN. 

 

 

2020 EVENT NOW OPEN

 

 

 

SWIM : LAKE WINDERMERE, OPEN WATER

DISTANCE : 2.4 MILES (3800m)

 

2 LAPS TRIANGULAR OPEN WATER SWIM AROUND WATERHEAD BAY AT THE NORTH END OF LAKE WINDERMERE 

 

BIKE : ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT, OPEN ROAD  

DISTANCE : 112 miles (180km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 15,213ft (4,637 m)

 

START : T1 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE 

FINISH : T2 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE

 

K1 KIRKSTONE (25%)

K2 KIRKSTONE (25%)

K3 KIRKSTONE (25%)

K4 KIRKSTONE (25%)

W1 WYRNOSE (25%)

H1 HARDKNOTT (33%)

H2 HARDKNOTT (33%)

W2 WRYNOSE (20%)

W3 WRYNOSE (25%)

H3 HARKDNOTT (33%)

H4 HARDKNOTT (33%)

W4 WRYNOSE (20%)

 

112 MILE OPEN ROAD CYCLE OVER 2 LAPS OUT AND BACK TO INCLUDE 12 CLIMBS ALL OVER 20%. HARDKNOTT PASS AT 33% IS CYCLED EACH WAY, TWICE. THE EXTREME BIKE LEG IS THE TOUGHEST OF ANY ULTRA 'IRON MAN' RACE ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD.

 

RUN : HELVELLYN, ROAD AND OPEN MOUNTAIN

DISTANCE : 27.3 MILES (44km)           

ELEVATION GAIN : 8,854 ft (2699 m)

 

START : T1 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE 

FINISH : T2 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE

 

FAIRFIELD (858m)

DOLLYWAGGON (795m)

HELVELLYN (949m)

RAISE (883m)

THIRLMERE T2A (177m)

RAISE (883m)

HELVELLYN (949m)

DOLLYWAGGON (795m)

FAIRFIELD (858m)

 

27 MILE RUN PREDOMINANTLY OVER OPEN MOUNTAIN, WITH A TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN OVER 8,000 ft. SUMMITING ENGLAND'S SECOND HIGHEST MOUNTAIN HELVELLYN, TWICE, THE RUN LEG OF TRIATHLON X EXTREME - THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST ULTRA - IS THE PUNISHING FINALE TO THIS GREAT RACE. 

 

 

 

 

 

04/07/2020

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)

 

EXTREME X ENTRIES OPEN 2020

 

TOTAL ENTRIES 100
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