An off road triathlon based in the spectacular Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland. The event will consist of a 1.5km open water swim, 20km off road cycle, followed by a 10km trail run. The event is to be held in conjunction with the Kielder Olympic Distance Triathlon the following day.

 

Open to Individuals and relay teams of three

 

  •  1.5k Open Water Swim

  •  20k  Off Road Cycle

  •  10k  Lakeshore Trail Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Saturday 17th June, 2017               Start Time: 10.00am (TBC)

 

Relay Category: For those who want to complete the challenge as a team, there is also a relay category open to teams of three. Each person competes in one discipline, for the swim, the cycle and the run. This is open for male, female & mixed teams - ideal for specialist swimmer/cyclists/runners or beginners, who would like to test themselves over a single discipline. 

 

Venue: Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1BT. (Getting to Kielder) 

 

The event will be based from stunning setting of Leaplish Water Park on the shores of Kielder Water. Offering panoramic views of the reservoir, this is the ideal venue with event HQ, start/finish, transitions, accommodation and restaurant all situated at the one location.

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Course:

1.5km Swim: Open water swim in Kielder Water, Europe's largest man made lake.

 

(Please Note: Under no circumstances is swimming allowed in Kielder Water at any time apart from the actual event).

20km Off Road Cycle: The route is non-technical and undulating. Initially the bike route follows the Lakeside Way towards Bull Crag Peninsula then links in with the extensive network of forest tracks around Kielder Forest.

 

This will be a superb route incorporating the fantastic off road terrain in this area.

 

The course is suitable for both mtb & cyclo cross bikes.

 

Click on the map to view a larger version.

10km Trail Run: The run will be off road following the shoreline of Kielder & Bull Crag Peninsula. This is a fairly flat route & the terrain is predominantely gravel trails with a few short sections on grassy forest rides.

 

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Accommodation: There is an abundance of accommodation options in an around the area.ranging from camping to luxury lodges. Leaplish itself has excellent accommodation facilities, including luxury woodland Scandinavian style self catering lodges and a caravan site suitable for both touring caravans and motor homes. The park also offers a wide range of activities so is ideal for a full weekend with the family. Kielder also has a family friendly camp site, details HERE. 

 

Facilities/Included: Professionally run event, qualified & experienced personel at various checkpoints, qualified medical support, online registration, fully marked routes, commemorative race neckwear, refreshments at finish, hydration & feed stations on the course, on site catering, on site accommodation, event photography, free event parking, changing & showers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry Fees:

(minimum entry age 18 years old)

 

Solo:

£45 non British Triathlon members

£40 for British Triathlon members

 

Relay:

£60 per team of three non British Triathlon members

(£5 discount per BTF member) 

2016 Results HERE.

 

Event Terms & Conditions.

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