Cotswolds 10km Marathon Swim

Swimming
General Info
Hashtag:#Lake62
Date:20/08/2017 , 08:45
Location:Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire
Address:SN6 6QX (Map & Directions)
Races: Single Entry
Record time (M): 02:04:12 by Oliver Wilkinson, Gloucester Masters (2016)
Record time (F): 02:16:49 by A. Ruff (2014)
  
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Watch: Cotswold’s Lake 62 Triathlon Events 2016. 

Distance

10km marathon swim - 08:45am
5km swim - 09:15am - Click here.
3.8km swim - 11:15am - Click here.
1.5km swim 12:15 - Click here.

Event Course

The swim will take place in the beautiful lakes of the Cotswolds. The event will be a deep-water start with all swimmers in the race starting together. There will be timed splits for each 1km of the course via a timing chip on your wrist (tagging the pontoon on each lap). There is the option for a self fuelled feed station at each km too.

Registration

You will be able to register for the event and pick up your timing chip before your start time. You will be required to show photographic identification or your confirmation email to verify whom you are when you register on the day. Race registration will be open between 07:45 and 08:15 on the day.

Parking

Ample free parking will be available within a 5-minute walk of the venue. If you require disabled parking, we have limited availability closer to the venue, please contact us prior to arrival.

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J15-J17 on the M4. 
Salisbury - 1hr 20
Cardiff - 1hr 20
Birmingham - 1hr 25
London - 1hr 45
Exeter - 2hr 00

Camping

We can offer camping for this event to stay on Saturday 19th August. Toilet facilities are on site, however there are no showers. A fee of £5 per pitch is payable and pre booking is essential. Please get in touch if you wish to book a spot. 

Massage

South West Sports Massage will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre and post race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. There is a small fee of £5 for 10 minutes or £10 for 20 minutes.

Refreshments

CoffeeGang is an award-winning mobile coffee van supplying bean-to-cup fairtrade Colombian coffee.  Additionally we supply dreamy hot chocolate sourced in the Dominican Republic and a variety of teas, milk shakes and soft drinks.  Our home-made cakes always go down a storm too.  See you at the race finishing line!

Photography

Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.

Post Event

Presentations will take place towards the end of the event once all the waves have started. This is anticipated to be around 12:30pm or soon after.

Winners trophies will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female overall.
1st in the following male and female categories: Vet 40+, Vet 50+, Vet 60+ & Vet 70+.

Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also. Our press report will appear on our news page a few days after the event. 

Online Entry

You can enter through our website using your PayPal account or a credit card. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted. A cut of time of 6 hours is set for this event. 

A copy of the British Swimming rulebook can be found here
Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.

What's Included?

For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive electronic split times for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2017 Cotswolds Marathon Swim.

Venue Information

Lake 62 is a privately owned well kept lake in the Cotswolds. This lake has been unused for many years, keeping it one of the finest. Its size and shape allows for some great spectating at all our events here and provides a base for triathletes wishing to take part in a medium sized event on a flat profile. 

We also host training and coaching sessions from this lake, for further information about these days, please see the training page here.

Training for this event

You should ensure that you train your body for endurance swimming events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be swimming for a long period of time, you should ensure that you train for the event by undertaking some longer swimming sessions and ensure that you combine pool swimming with open water practice. We also recommend that you trial your race nutrition prior to race day.
Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.

Tags

Swimming, Swim, Open Water Swimming, Marathon, Marathon Swim, Marathon Swimming, Open Water, Cotswolds, Wild Swimming, 10km Marathon, 5km Swim

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