The Cotswolds designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966, the Cotswolds covers 787 square miles and is the second largest protected landscape in England (second to the Lake District) and the largest AONB.
Located within the Cotswold Water Park, minutes from Cirencester, the Cotswold Country Park & Beach is our location for the Beyond Cotswold triathlon, with three routes to choose from, Olympic, Sprint and Super sprint.
SUPER SPRINT 200 m, 15 km, 3.4 km
The 200 m Lake swim will start in the water at North Lake and head out and around a Buoy before exiting the water 10 metres from Transition.
The 15 km bike is an almost flat fast tour around the Cotswolds..
The 3.4 km run is an off road, flat run away from traffic for the most part, and is a lap around both lakes. (1 Lap)
SPRINT 400 m, 28.3 km, 6,8 km
The 400 m Lake swim will start in the water at North Lake and head out and around a Couple of Buoy's before exiting the water 10 metres from Transition.
The 28.3 km bike is a relatively flat fast ride around some beautiful countryside.
The 6.8 km run to finish follows the footpath around two lakes is an off road, flat run away from traffic for the most part, and is a lap around both lakes. (2 laps)
The team sprint distances are same as above, the only difference is one person competes at each element of the Triathlon, you can have a team of two or three it’s up to you.
OLYMPIC 1500m, 45.5 km , 10.2 km
The 1500 m Lake swim will start in the water at North Lake and head out and around the whole circumference of the Lake before exiting the water 10 metres from Transition.
The 45.5 km bike is a relatively flat fast ride around the Cotswold area of outstanding natural beauty.
The 10.2 km run to finish follows the footpath around two lakes is an off road, flat run away from traffic for the most part, and is a lap around both lakes. (3 laps)
Excellent spectator opportunities for all distances.
The swim will take place in the beautiful lake of the Cotswold country park and Beach, the first time a Triathlon has been held on this Lake within the park. The swim for all distances will be a water start with all swimmers starting at the same time. (Olympic, sprint and super sprint).
After completing the swim, you will prepare for the cycle stage around the Cotswolds taking in some fantastic scenery. The cycle course is flat with a couple of gentle sloping inclines, with a feed should you need it along the route.
Once completed you will drop your bike at Transition for a spectator friendly run course around the lake. There will be various distances dependant on your event choice but it's great for spectators.
You will have lots of opportunities for photos as you see your family and friends cheering you on.
There will also be Hydration available at the water station.
Registration will take place in the Cotswold country park and Beach cafe, and they will also be serving hot food and drinks should you require sustenance either before or after the event
Parking for competitors is included in the price of the event, and is also very close to transition, so everything needed on the day is all contained within a small area, this will, we hope to give the event a very friendly and welcoming vibe.
MORE ABOUT THE COUNTRY PARK AND BEACH
Located within the Cotswold Water Park, minutes from Cirencester, the Cotswold Country Park & Beach is a wonderful day out for all to enjoy. Wibit AquaVenture - The inflatable Water Park - Jump, splash, slide and bounce on the greatest activity to hit the Cotswolds. For the ultimate adrenaline rush, leap from Vertigo Adventures. Head to the soft sandy inland beach with lifeguarded lagoon all summer long. Enjoy lakeside walks, delicious food from Salads to fish & chips & stone baked pizzas to beachside burgers, cakes & ice creams or hire a BBQ pitch and enjoy a picnic. The lake offers fun for all from pedalos and rowing boats, electric Mini port boats. Paddle out on a kayak, SUP with single and tandems available. There are plenty of activities on-land too, from mini golf and adventure playgrounds to climbing walls and volley ball - The perfect day out for all, we offer great party packages and team building events too! Book online today and we look forward to seeing you soon!