Breca Coniston

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The Lake District is too perfect for swimrun for us to have only one event there, which is why we have returned for the newest addition to our UK series: Breca Coniston. Explore four of the most beautiful and imposing of the English lakes: Coniston Water, Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere. The course follows tracks and paths along valleys and over passes in the midst of splendid and varied Lakeland scenery.
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Sat 5th Oct 2019 - Sun 6th Oct 2019
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Coniston, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Unnamed Road, Coniston LA21 8AA, UK
Start times
Sun 6th Oct 2019
Breca Coniston:
Sat 5th Oct 2019
Breca Coniston Sprint:
Event summary
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Breca Coniston
Breca Coniston Sprint
Route information
Breca Coniston
Estimated completion time: 5-9.5 hours
Terrain: trails, sections of technical running; steps; steep slopes
Swimming: rocky beach entries and exits
Difficulty: hard. You need a high level of fitness to complete this race.
Breca Coniston Sprint
Estimated completion time: 2.5-4 hours
Terrain: trails, sections of technical running; steps; steep slopes
Swimming: rocky beach entries and exits
Difficulty: medium. To complete this race you need a medium level of fitness.
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What's included
Swimrun is raced in pairs – entry is for teams of two only
The entry fee includes:
  • swim cap
  • finishers’ t-shirts
  • finishers’ medals
  • prizes
  • race timing
  • race nutrition and hydration
  • free event photography
  • coaches to the start
How to get there
Unnamed Road, Coniston LA21 8AA, UK
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Public transport
The easiest way to get to Grasmere on public transport is to travel to Ambleside, then take the #555 or #599 bus to Grasmere (2-3 per hour; fewer on Sundays).
National Express have coach services to Ambleside (including direct from London).
There is no train station in Ambleside. Rail travel is to Windermere, four miles away with easy bus (#555) and taxi access. There is a direct Manchester Airport/Windermere rail link.
By Car
The average journey time from London and the south east is about five hours. It takes about one and half hours from Manchester and two hours from York.
The M6 runs to the east of the Lake District National Park. Take Junction 36 and then the A590 for the southern end of the Lake District.
There is a pay and display car park behind Grasmere Village Hall. There is also a large pay and display car park on Stock Lane, a 10-minute walk from the Village Hall (race registration and sprint distance start coach boarding) or a 5-minute walk from Dale Lodge Hotel (race finish and full distance start coach boarding).
Event day logistics
The schedule and full information on registration, race timings, checkpoints and nutrition will be released shortly.
Spectator Info
Supporters are more than welcome to attend the event and we hope to see you especially at the finish line and the post-race social at Tweedies Bar, Grasmere.
We ask that you please use designated public car parks and don’t park on private property or roadsides.
1 reviews
Did the race in 2017
An epic race! I'd never done a swimrun before but given my love of trail running was really keen to give one a try, despite my swimming being a little bit rusty. I had admired the Breca events for a while, all the photos looked so amazing! It did not disappoint, this stunning course through the Lake District, crossing four different lakes and 42 km of trails was an awesome day out. If you have a partner that's a stronger swimmer than you (like I did), make sure you tie yourselves together during the swim (like I did not), you'll both make it through the race faster! The temperature in October in the Lake District can drop a little, so I'd go for a slightly thicker wetsuit if possible (mine was definitely better suited to summer swimruns!). After a 7 and half slog, I was pretty thrilled to arrive at the pub, and the hot showers were absolutely amazing. Thanks Ben and the team for an awesome event - I'll be back for another soon.
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