Lakesman, the Cumbria’s first on-road long distance triathlon, has been in launched in Keswick. The event takes place on Sunday 19 June 2016 and is expected to attract around 750 endurance athletes from across the UK and beyond. It is being launched now to ensure participants can reach perfect fitness by next Summer.
This gruelling challenge will include a 2.4 mile swim in Derwent Water, before competitors take to their bikes for a 112 mile around West Cumbria, then run a full marathon, 26.2 miles, in the heart of the Lake District. It is expected that the elite athletes will finish the course in around 9.5 hours, with those with less experience taking up to 17.5 hours to complete the route.
This exciting event has been made possible by a partnership between Allerdale Borough Council, Greenwich Leisure Ltd, Nuclear Management Partners, Carlisle-based CN Events and specialist sporting event company Sport in Action. It is supported by Cumbria Tourism.
Event organiser Marie Whitehead, of...