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Love SwimRun Holy Island 2022

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Saturday 10th September 2022

Entries Open
Thursday 4th November 2021
Entries Close
Sunday 6th March 2022
Entry Fees
Solo / Full (per person)   £115.00   
Solo / Sprint (per person)   £85.00   
Team of 2 / Full (per team)   £230.00   
Team of 2 / Sprint (per team)   £170.00   
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 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 full route is 23k in total and we will also have a sprint version on the route which is 13km in total. The course will be fully marked and marshalled.

  • location: Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales.
  • Total course distances:
  • FULL: Approximately 23km (3km of swimming and 10km of running) (Longest run:  5.75km, Longest Swim: 780m)
  • SPRINT: Approximately 13.5km (1.7km of swimming and 11.9km of running) (Longest run:  5.75km, Longest Swim: 510m)
  • Transitions: Full: 7 runs, 6 swims / Sprint: 5 runs, 4 swims
  • Elevation gain: Full: 518m / Sprint: 300m
  • Cut off for Full: 2.5 hours to finish swim 4 (8.75km running & 2km swimming)
  • Aid stations: 2  (you are strongly advised to carry water and a gel/bar)
  • Splits for Full 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  2km
    Swim 500m
    Run 3.75km
  • NEW Splits for Sprint as follows:
    Run 500m
    Swim 510m
    Run 500m
    Swim 370m
    Run 5.21km
    Swim 370m
    Run  2km
    Swim 500m
    Run 3.75km

Entry fee includes: 

  • Event bib (to be returned)
  • 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 souvenir 
  • 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 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 electrolyte drink will of course be available at feed stations but you will need to carry your own bottle or cup. We recommend a soft cup or bottle which can be easily stashed inside your wetsuit.

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) Damaged or lost bibs will be charged for. 
  • Swim caps – must be worn during all the swims

Strongly recommended equipment

  • Emergency food & water
  • Mobile phone in waterproof case

Prize for all podium winners in each category of each distance (no age specific categories) – supplied by Zone3 & Love SwimRun

  • Male Solo
  • Female Solo
  • Male Team
  • Female Team
  • Mixed Team

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 thoroughly 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 or due to injury during the event.

Full event details can be found on the Love SwimRun website

Administered by Booking Protect

This event offers the option to purchase Booking Protect, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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