With great disappointment, we have had to cancel the swim due to unsafe levels of blue green algae in the lake. This will not be a regular occurance in years to come whenever the weather heats up. It caught us by surprise, however measures are already being put into place to prepare us for next year.
The route will be fully signed and marshalled, so there is no need to worry about going wrong on the course.
We have adapted the course from previous years in order to remove the foot-down point in Wheathampstead. There is now just one foot-down point, as you exit Stanborough Lakes.
“At the foot-down point, both wheels must come to a complete stop and one foot must be on the floor, keeping your balance. It is always your decision when to pull out on the main road.”
The route will be fully signed and marshalled, so once again there is no worry about going wrong.
The course is on hard, compacted ground with short cut grass, so despite being a trail run, is a fast course. There is one short climb towards the end of each lap.
Because the course is contained within such a small area, it is very spectator friendly.
Since the format has had to change to a duathlon, you will be running, then cycling, then running. The images to the left stipulate how the course works.