Briefing Notes

25/08/219 - Cumbria Highways have been very helpful and are prepared to allow us access along St. John in the Vale. However it would mean dismounting and running over a very uneven hard surface for around 100m. We are therefore going to divert around it which means continuing along the A66 to the Keswick exit. Turn left to link to the A591 on Chestnut Hill. Continue along the A591 to rejoin the original route just prior to Thirlmere.

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12/08/2019 - We are aware of the current road closure on the on the B5322 through St John in the Vale. It will still be closed on race day however we  are negotiating with Cumbria Highways and the contractor in an effort to be allowed through on the day. If that is not possible then our only option is to continue along the A66 to the first Keswick turn-off and join the A591 at the Botton of Chestnut Hill. This will make the bike course a little longer, oh, and add another climb. We will post another map if it becomes necessary.

These notes are specific to the 2019 race and should be read in conjunction with the more general Race Information

Run Maps

There will be professionally printed waterproof maps of the run route available from race registration for £1 each. These will be suitable for the race. Could also make a good race souvenir.

Pre-race wetsuit check

New requirement from Natural England - You must bring your wetsuit and goggles clean and dry to registration for checking. You will not be allowed to register if you do not. If they are damp or appear not to be clean you will be required to wash then prior to registering.

Swim - 1 lap = 1 mile

  • Wave 1 Start 08.30 Blue Swim Caps
  • Wave 2  Start 08.35 Green Swim Caps
  • Wave 3  Start 08.40 White Swim Caps


Saturday 3pm-6.45pm in the Registration Marquee as shown on the transition plan

Sunday 6:45am-7.45am - Emergency Registration only in the Registration Marquee as shown on the the transition plan

Race Start Time

08.30 All swimmers must be ready to start at this time.

There is no option of changing waves.

Race Briefing

Time 8.00am. To be held near to transition area


Transition opens at 6:45am and closes 08.00

 Race Route

Other than the bike as mentioned above there are no other anticipated changes to the course at this stage.

Prize Presentation

Prizes will be for the first 3 males and females in each age category

First Relay Team

First male/female Aquabike

Post-race Wetsuit Cleaning. 

Please be aware that waterborne non-native invasive species are a real problem.  Ensure that your wetsuit and goggles are clean and dry before you arrive at registration.

After the race and before you leave transition you must wash all items that you took into the water with you.  There will be a washing station near to transition and you must comply with the washing instuctions given. This is not optional it is a condition of our use of the lake and will be monitored by Natural England.