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. 

 

  

SWIM MAP

 

 

 

FULL X - ALL NEW ROUTE 2023 - JUNE 18th 2023

 

NEW FOR 2023 TRIATHLON X BRING YOU THE ALL NEW FULL X - FULL IRON DISTANCE TRIATHLON

PART OF THE TRIATHLON X ULTRA FESTIVAL WEEKEND

 

ALL NEW UPDATED ROUTE - THE FULL X IS RUN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ULTRA X. COMPETITORS FROM BOTH RACES START TOGETHER IN THE SWIM AND COMPLETE THE SAME BIKE ROUTE UNTIL ESKDALE GREEN CHECKPOINT. COMPETITORS CAN THEN CHOOSE TO FOLLOW THE FULL X BIKE ROUTE OR ULTRA X BIKE ROUTE

 

TRIATHLON X – FULL X NEW ROUTE 2023

DISTANE 140.8 MILES (226 km)

ELEVATION GAIN 17,522 ft (5,341 m)