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Love SwimRun Holy Island 2019

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Sunday 1st September 2019

Entries Open
Friday 12th October 2018
Entries Close
Sunday 25th August 2019
Entry Fees
Solo (per person)   £98.00   
Team of 2 (per team)   £196.00   
Event Organiser - Chloe Rafferty

Take on the rugged and beautiful coastline of Holy Island. Starting near Southstack lighthouse, swim & rockhop through sandy bays and rocky channels, and run along high cliff edges with spectacular views of Snowdonia!

Sponsored by Zone3 & Wild Trail

Love SwimRun Holy Island will take place on the west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, North Wales. The 18.35km multi transition linear course will involve a total of approximately 2.74km of swimming and 15.61km of running. The route will take in some of Angleseys’s most stunning scenery on mainly off road terrain, including Southstack Lighthouse and the RSPB reserve, beautiful cliff top runs with views of the mountains of Snowdonia, hidden beaches, rocky swims and a tough final climb up to the finish line – the toughest part will be passing a tempting pub and not stopping, but you can always head there after claiming your medal!

The course will be fully marked.

location: Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales.
Total course distance: Approximately 18.35km (2.74km of swimming and 15.61km of running)
Longest run: Approximately 5.75km
Longest Swim: Approximately 780m
Transitions: 6 runs, 5 swims
Elevation gain: 203m
Cut off: 2.5 hours to finish run 3 (8.75km runing & 1.5km swimming)
Aid stations: 2 (you are advised to carry water and a gel)

Splits as follows:
Run 5.75km
Swim 710m
Run 1.41km
Swim 780m
Run 1.14km
Swim 510m
Run 500m
Swim 370m
Run 5.21km
Swim 370m
Run 1.6km (uphill!)

Entry fee includes: 

  • Event bib (to be returned, or can be purchased on the day for £5)
  • Event swim hat (re-use one of our orange hats to save waste and we'll donate the cost to The Marine Conservation society - see note below*)
  • Race timing
  • Fuel and hydration during race
  • Post-event refreshments
  • Race medal
  • Free event photos
  • Prize for winners in each category

* We all have loads of swim caps from events, do you really need another?! If you bring an orange Love SwimRun hat from a previous event with you to reuse instead of taking a new hat we will donate the cost of the new hat to The Marine Conservation Society! Of course, you are welcome to have a cap if you want it! 

Equipment - There will be a mandatory equipment check at registration.

Mandatory equipment for team and solo participants

  • 1 neoprene wetsuit per participant suitable for water temperature of 12-14 degrees Celsius
  • 1 pair goggles per participant
  • 1 pair off road trainers per participant
  • 1 whistle per participant
  • Hydration system, soft bottle or cup

This event will be plastic cup free in a bid to reduce waste and help care for the environment. Water and electrolite drink will of course be available at feed stations but you will need to carry your own bottle or cup. We recommend Salomon Soft Cup or similar which can be easily stashed inside your wetsuit or a soft bottle such as this one.

Additional mandatory equipment for solo competitors only

  • 1 Tow float (any type)

Mandatory equipment that Love SwimRun will supply

  • Race bibs – must be worn at all times during the race and must not be modified (to be handed in at the finish line)
  • Swim caps – must be worn during all the swims

Strongly recommended equipment

  • Emergency food
  • Mobile phone in waterproof case

Prize for winners in each category – supplied by Zone3 & Love SwimRun

Race rules & entry terms & conditions

You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the race to enter the event. Please read the race rules and terms and conditions of entry throughly before signing up. You can read them in full here.  Please be aware that we offer a no refunds policy and limited entry deferral options. We recommend you take out individual sports event insurance to cover any losses due to unexpected circumstances that prevent you from taking part.

Full event details can be found on the Love SwimRun website

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