At Better, we're delighted to be a partner in The Lakesman, Cumbria's first on road, long distance triathlon.
Voted one of the top 5 UK triathlon races in 2016 in what was its first year, The Lakesman is arguably one of the most scenic events you could wish to take part in.
With a start line on the shore of the stunning Derwentwater in Keswick, The Lakesman features the classic 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and full 26.2 mile marathon run.
Designed to appeal to both the experienced or novice endurance athlete, the all road course avoids mountain passes and fells to keep elevation to a minimum. The race is based in Keswick, with a superb transition area at The Theatre by the Lake. The swim is held in the crystal clear waters of Derwentwater, generally regarded in the Lake District as the most scenic lake.
The bike route makes its way to the west coast of Cumbria where competitors get to experience a side of the lakes often unvisited by tourists, with mountains on one side and the sea on the other. During the four lap run stage athletes will have the opportunity running through superb countryside with views to the likes of Skiddaw as well as a spectator friendly section through Keswick town centre. We are sure we have designed a course and event that will provide a truly memorable triathlon experience for both athletes and spectators.
We're delighted to be a partner in this amazing event, along with Allerdale Borough Council, CN Events and Sport in Action. If you're up for the challenge come and join us on the start line on June 18th. For more information or to sign up visit The Lakesman website.