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Cotswolds Lake 62 Marathon Swim

LPS Events Ltd

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Lake 62, Ashton Keynes, SN6 6QX, United Kingdom

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Distance Date
1.5km Swim ?

1.50KM

Swim

Aug. 16, 2020
3.8km Swim ?

3.80KM

Swim

Aug. 16, 2020
5km Swim ?

5.00KM

Swim

Aug. 16, 2020
10km Marathon Swim ?

10.00KM

Swim

Aug. 16, 2020

Overview

Entries will be open between 1st November 2019 (midnight) - 10th August 2020 (12noon), unless full prior to this.
This event sold has been a sell out every year since 2015 with many people missing out on a space.

Course Records

10km Swim Men: Oliver Wilkinson, Gloucester Masters (2016) 02:04:12
10km Swim Women: A Ruff (2014) 02:16:49
5km Swim Men: Sean Kinsey, Stroud Masters (2016) 01:02:25
5km Swim Women: Katie Nimmo (2013) 01:05:02
3.8km Swim Men: Chris Stuart, Army Triathlon (2014) 00:47:38
3.8km Swim Women: Katie Nimmo (2014) 00:46:47
1.5km Swim Men: Steven Hurley (2019) 00:18:47
1.5km Swim Women: N Thomas (2013) 00:20:12

Distance

10km marathon swim - 08:45am (minimum age 18)
5km swim - 09:15am (minimum age 17)
3.8km swim - 11:00am (minimum age 15)
1.5km swim - 12:00 (minimum age 13)

Event Course

The swim will take place in the beautiful lakes of the Cotswolds. The event will be a deep-water start with all swimmers in the race starting together. There will be timed splits for each 1km of the course via a timing chip on your wrist (tagging the pontoon on each lap). There is the option for a self fuelled feed station at each km too. After a review of the 2019 event, we will no longer be helping you count your laps, we recomend you use the lap function on your watch. 

Race Number & Timing Chip Collection

You will be able to register for the event and pick up your timing chip before your start time. You will be required to show photographic identification or your confirmation email to verify whom you are when you register on the day. Race registration will be open between 07:45 and 08:15 on the day.

Parking

Ample free parking will be available within a 5-minute walk of the venue. If you require disabled parking, we have limited availability closer to the venue, please contact us prior to arrival.

Travel times by car vary, however as a guide you can get here from the following cities by google maps. The nearest motorway junction is J15-J17 on the M4. 
Salisbury - 1hr 20
Cardiff - 1hr 20
Birmingham - 1hr 25
London - 1hr 45
Exeter - 2hr 00

Camping

We can offer camping for this event to stay on Saturday 15th August. Toilet facilities are on site, however there are no showers. A fee of £5 per pitch is payable and pre booking is essential. Please get in touch if you wish to book a spot. 

Massage

South West Sports Massage will be in attendance for this event. They will be on site for pre and post race massage for anyone who needs a little loosening up. There is a small fee of £5 for 10 minutes or £10 for 20 minutes.

Refreshments

LPS Food will be serving food at the Cotswolds Lake 62 Open Water Swim with a range of hot food including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. This will be open from 08:00am on race day.

CoffeeGang is an award-winning mobile coffee van supplying bean-to-cup fairtrade Colombian coffee.  Additionally we supply dreamy hot chocolate sourced in the Dominican Republic and a variety of teas, milk shakes and soft drinks.  Our home-made cakes always go down a storm too.  See you at the race finishing line!

Photography

Charles Whitton Photography will be providing race coverage for this event. Visit his page for more information.

Post Event

Presentations will take place towards the end of the event once all the waves have started. This is anticipated to be around 12:00pm or soon after.

Winners trophies will be awarded to the following; 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female overall.
1st in the following male and female categories for all races; Vet 40+, Vet 50+, Vet 60+ & Vet 70+
1st in the male and female junior categories in the 1.5km and 3.8km races. 

Results will be available shortly after the event and uploaded onto LPS Events website under the results page. There will be a link to the event photographs from the results page also.

Online Entry

You can enter through our partner RaceNation where you can update your entry if anything changes closer to the event. If you require a postal entry, please contact us. Entries on the day for this event will not be accepted. A cut of time of 5 hours is set for the 10km event. 

A copy of the British Swimming rulebook can be found here. 
Please familiarise yourself with the rules to prevent disappointment on the day.

Event Cancellation

As soon as we receive your entry for this event, the money is budgeted towards the successful delivery of this event. For this reason refunds will not be permitted once you have entered. You can view our policies here. By signing up to this event you are agreeing to these policies and understand that refunds are not possible. 

What's Included?

For your entrance fee, you will receive a bespoke medal, designed especially for this event. Electronic timing is available for the event and you will receive electronic split times for the event. You will have access to a free online training programme and also you will be part of the 2020 Cotswolds Marathon Swim.

Venue Information

Lake 62 is a privately owned well kept lake in the Cotswolds. This lake has been unused for many years, keeping it one of the finest. Its size and shape allows for some great spectating at all our events here and provides a base for triathletes wishing to take part in a medium sized event on a flat profile. 

We also host training and coaching sessions from this lake, for further information about these days, please see the training page here.

Training for this event

You should ensure that you train your body for endurance swimming events and build up your stamina. This will enhance your overall fitness. A combination of strengthened joints and also fitness will aid in your successful completion of this event and assist with your recovery after the event. As you will be swimming for a long period of time, you should ensure that you train for the event by undertaking some longer swimming sessions and ensure that you combine pool swimming with open water practice. We also recommend that you trial your race nutrition prior to race day.
Download a free training programme for this event on our coaching page.

Tags

Swimming, Swim, Open Water Swimming, Marathon, Marathon Swim, Marathon Swimming, Open Water, Cotswolds, Wild Swimming, 10km Marathon, 5km Swim



Course & Event Features

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feature-icon Spectator Friendly
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Review Highlights

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All Time Average
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2019 Average
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Emma Richards
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All around good event to take part in 

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Alexandra Hajok
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Reviewed 1 year ago

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Everything seemed well organised and slick. Plenty of safety boats on the water and the marshalls were friendly. The lake was lovely to swim in, and the spacing of the start waves worked well. Only two tiny suggestions for improvement. 1: The starting horn went before everybody w...Read full review

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