Imagine a land of extremes: the home of England’s highest mountain and its deepest lake. An ancient landscape of craggy hilltops, mountain tarns, rugged trails and glittering lakes. That place is the Lake District National Park, and for centuries it has captivated the imagination of adventurers, explorers and intellectuals alike. This is the setting for Breca Buttermere - the UK's original swimrun race. The courses will test you on many levels: the lakes are cold and deep; the ascents are steep and the descents are technical. It’s a course that favours the complete athlete.
How to enter the Breca Buttermere
- SwimRun: Run 38km, Swim 6km
- SwimRun: Run 15.5km, Swim 3.3km
Breca Buttermere routes
Estimated completion time: 5.5-11 hours
Terrain: trails, sections of technical running; steps; steep slopes. The long fells section is in effect a category AM fell race.
Swimming: rocky beach entries and exits, some technical transitions
Difficulty: hard. To complete this race you need a high level of fitness and should be confident in the fells
Breca Buttermere Sprint
Estimated completion time: 2-4 hours
Terrain: trails, sections of technical running; steps.
Swimming: rocky beach entries and exits
Difficulty: medium. To complete this race you need a medium to high level of fitness
Breca Buttermere weather forecast
Rain throughout the day.
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