Sunday 25th June 2017 - 8.30 am
Pooley Bridge Ullswater
Half Iron - 2000m swim 48 mile bike 12.8 mile run
Quarter Iron - 1000m swim 28 mile bike 6.7 mile run
If you did this race before the 2016 edition you will have done a completely different bike route to the current one. The bridge at Pooley Bridge was washed away in the 2015 Christmas floods and the current temporary bridge cannot be used safely without a full road closure. However, the current bike route proved to be very popular and does mean that we can also offer a shorter 1/4 Iron Distance race as well. There are no major climbs but it is an extremely good bike route on fabulous roads with enough undulation to keep the climbers happy. If you like lying over your handlebars you will enjoy the section along the A6.
The challenging mostly off-road run has not changed for the Half Iron and a shortened route has been introduced for the Quarter Iron.
The venue is still the same with first class camping facilities on the event site making it a great weekend away for clubs particularly now there is a choice of two race distances.