A single loop around Whitwell creek. This is the perfect spot to swim with shelter from the prevailing conditions and close proximity to transition.
You'll enter the water next to Rutland Watersports before swimming out towards the main body of the reservoir. Sprint athletes turn at the first triangular buoy, standard distance athletes at the furthest cylindrical marker buoy - Athletes then swim the width of the creek, turn left again making your way back into the creek.
After swimming all the way back you'll turn left to face back where you started.
There is one right turn in the entire course located at the exit of the swim.
There's a new exit point for which is close to transition and easy on your feet.
(the car park has been re surfaced so is a little rough for running on so we've moved a little)
A CLOSED ROAD bike course returns for 2024.
Based around the north shore of Rutland Water and the wider county of Rutland. The route is a real mix of flat out sections, technical riding, stunning woodland avenues and rolling countryside.
Riders will leave Whitwell and head along the A606. Barnsdale hill gives a great opportunity to put some pace down.
At the Hambleton junction athletes will turn and ride back up Barnsdale hill.
At the top you turn left into Barnsdale avenues before completing two out and back sections in the stunning Rutland countryside.
Riders have a fast flat ride back to Whitwell before T2 for the Sprint athletes or a second lap for the standard distance athletes.
*please note - the bike course is closed to all through traffic
There are businesses and residence located within the confines of the bike course. We will allow them access when safe and sensible to do so. You must ride accordingly and expect a handful of cars during the event.
It's a real beauty of a run course,
Sprint athletes make it to the Dam on their out and back course. The Standard distance athletes turn point is at Rutland most famous landmark, Normanton Church.
You can eye the competition as you pass on the out and back sections.
The course has epic views across the main body of Rutland Water, the vast expanse of the Dam and meandering countryside paths. The entire route is well maintained tarmac paths which are easy to navigate and solid under foot. There are several feed station on the run course to keep you well hydrated in the late stages of the race,