The Swimrun Coniston event was previously run by Breca, which has, unfortunately, gone broke. However, in 2023 the event was taken over by Gritty Rascals Events, run by Gary Pavitt. Gary has extensive experience in the Adventure Racing world, and brings a new and exciting version of Coniston swimrun to the swimrun world.
In 2024 the race is scheduled for Sunday 22 September, to be confirmed.
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The Coniston swimrun event takes place in the stunning Lake District National Park in the U.K.. It takes in 4 lakes - Coniston Water, Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere. There are 2 distances, Full (45 km) and Sprint (21 km), and you can do either event as a team of 2 or as a solo competitor.
The entry fee includes the following:
The Full Distance race covers 45 km, with 6.5km of swimming and 38.7km of running. The swim distance is divided over 9 sections, and the running distance is over 10 sections. The vertical gain over the course is just over 1,000 metres - over 3,000 feet!
The Sprint Distance is shorter, at 21 km. The swimming distance is 3 km split over 5 sections, and the running distance is 18 km split over 6 sections. The vertical gain of the Sprint course is 500 metres - around 1,500 feet in imperial measure.
This new version of swimrun racing at Coniston aims to be sustainable, green, and safe.
Professional water safety teams and medical staff have been included in the planning stages of the event, and will be on hand on race day.
For more information, and to enter, visit the Swimrun Coniston homepage here.
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