The opening round of the Zone 3 Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series takes place Sunday June 2nd at Coniston Water. This year entries have been better than ever and we’re looking forwards to a great open water swimming season. There are 3 events to choose from:
- 500m – Ideal for children and first timers
- 3.8K – The long distance challenge..
- 1 mile – The classic distance..
Entry fee ranges from £15 – £25 and includes:
- Chip timing
- Booking fee
- High quality latex cap
- Event Technical Shirt
- Finishers medal
Our events are themed and the opening event is titled ‘Pirates of Coniston’. Other events in the series include:
- Derwent Water, Keswick, Sunday June 16th
- Ullswater, Patterdale, Sunday July 14th
There’s 1 week to go to the Horwich Triathlon, which takes place on Sunday 5th May. The 500m pool swim, 40k cycle and 9k trail run isone of the oldest and toughest season starters in the UK . Entries are higher than previous years and it’s going to be a great day. Whether you are a ‘first timer’ or a ‘seasoned pro’, this event will tick your box! Entries are £40 which includes your event shirt, goody bag and charity donations. You can read more, see the cycle and run courses and enter the event by CLICKING HERE
Make Sunday 5th an EPIC day!!
Forget ‘next time’.. JOIN US THIS TIME!!
We’ll see you there!!
The weather has been a thorn in our side recently, in particular making the difficult decision to postpone the Lakeland Loop from the Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, on April 7th. Many of the roads were clear in Cumbria but the passes were blocked with compact snow and the cold winds were not helping to change the situation.
On Monday this week, 4:30pm, I took a walk up Wrynose and took a picture of the descent off Wrynose which was approx 2 feet deep and very firm. Click the picture to get a better view!
The Spring Lakeland Loop, Keswick, Sunday April 21st.
The Spring Loop will take place from Keswick on April 21st. The 70 miles route is very similar to the original loop, but start by climbing Newlands Pass as opposed to Whinlatter Pass and then follows the shores of Crummock Water to join the original route. There’s one food stop at Santon Bridge, before climbing Harknott and Wrynose. On the return route, the course continues along Little Langdale and then Chapel Stile, climbing Red Bank to Grasmere and then Dunmail Raise to finish in Keswick. The event will move back to our regular slot of 14th April for 2014.
You can enter the Spring Loop now by CLICKING HERE
The Summer Lakeland Loop, Great Langdale, Sunday August 11th.
The Summer Loop will take place from Great Langdale and will be the original route, including Whinlatter Pass as opposed to Newlands and the leg (and heart) breaking climb past Blea Tarn before descending to the finish. Our hope is that August will be sunny, dry and you’ll join us for a great day out on the bike. There’s loads of camping and accommodation nearby, so it’s a great option for a summer weekend.
You can enter the Summer Loop now by CLICKING HERE
There’s 10 days to go to the Clitheroe Triathlon, which takes place on Sunday 14th April. The 400m pool swim, 30k cycle and 7k trail run is the perfect way to kick start your year. Entries are higher than previous years and it’s going to be a great day in Lancashire. Whether you are a ‘first timer’ or a ‘seasoned pro’, this event will tick your box! Entries are £40 which includes your event shirt, goody bag and charity donations. You can read more, see the cycle and run courses and enter the event by CLICKING HERE
Make Sunday 14th an EPIC start to the year!!
Forget ‘next time’.. JOIN US THIS TIME!!
We’ll see you there!!
The final event of the Petzl Night Runner series takes place Saturday Feb 16th at Formby Dunes, near Southport. The Valentine’s Day Massacre takes place on a great course which includes trails, woodland, sand dunes and finishes with a final tough stretch along the beach. It’s a great course and will be a great night..
Sweating and heavy breathing under the stars, perfect for Valentine’s day.. you even get a medal when you’re done.
To read more and to enter the event GO HERE NOW
Come over to the dark side, join us for the Petzl Night Runner, Feb 16th.
See you there
The Eden Valley Epic Sportive is taking place on Sunday March 3rd from Penrith, Cumbria. So far we’ve had a great response with well over 600 riders entered in the inaugural event. It’s the perfect event to target for the new year!! The route is undulating but does not climb any major hills or mountains. The roads are very quiet, super scenic and well worth the ride! Full refreshments are included at the half way stop and also at the finish. You can see the full route HERE
Come and join us for a great ride and a great day, for more information and to enter GO HERE NOW
The Lakeland Loop, Sunday April 7th – ALREADY 700+ RIDERS!!
The 6th Lakeland Loop takes place from the New Dungeon Ghyll in Great Langdale. This is our most popular sportive event and a classic in the cycling calendar. The route initially heads North through Keswick and climbs Whinlatter pass. From here the route heads East and South through Gosforth to Eskdale Green and the infamous Hardknott and Wrynose passes. You can see the full route HERE
It our most popular event and always fills in advance. Make sure you join us by entering early, GO HERE NOW
Look forwards to seeing you on the start line
It’s only 2 weeks to go to the UT26 trail marathon at Rivington, Sunday March 24th 2013. The route is fantastic and sure to be a great day out. Never done a trail marathon before? It’s a great way to enjoy a long day out on the trails.
Starting at Rivington School near Horwich, the route includes Winter Hill & Darwen Tower, before returning via Rivington Reservoirs. The course will be marked, you will also receive waterproof map and road book, describing the route. You can see the full route HERE
If this is your first trail marathon, you’ll love the scenery. Why not run it with friends and simply enjoy the day out? The event is open to all standards, first timers or elite racers.
Your entry fee includes electronic timing, half way feed stop on the route, event shirts, great medals, goody bags, hot refreshments at the finish and more.
Event 1 took place in November 2012 at Grizedale Forest and was a great success. To see our YOUTUBE video clip of the race GO HERE NOW
For more information and to enter go to www.ultratrail26.com
We hope you can join us for a great day on the trails