Love SwimRun Holy Island

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Take on the rugged & beautiful coastline of Holy Island in this amazing SwimRun course. With 6 run sections and 5 swims, each leg offers something new with a surprise around every corner and the awesome Anglesey and Snowdonia views.
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Where and when
Location
Unnamed Road, Holyhead LL65, UK
Start times
Sat, 11 Sept 2021
Sprint Distance 10k:
10:00am |
Full Distance 23k:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Love SwimRun Holy Island
Sprint Distance 10k
RaceTypeRunning
2.1km
RaceTypeSwimming
7.9km
£75.00
Full Distance 23k
RaceTypeSwimming
3km
RaceTypeRunning
20km
£112.00
Route information
This liner coastal swimrun course will transition seamlessly between running on the coast path and swimming in the sea. There are 7 runs / 6 swims in the Full course and 5 runs / 4 swims on the Sprit course. You can complete the races as a solo participant or as a team of two (team entry only available though the Love SwimRun Website: http://loveswimrun.co.ukExternalLink). This mainly off road terrain will provide gorgeous views of Southstack Lighthouse and the RSPB reserve as well as some amazing cliff top runs and adventurous swims from hidden beaches.
For the full 23k course the splits are:
  • Run 5.75k
  • Swim 710m
  • Run 1.41k
  • Swim 780m
  • Run 1.14k
  • Swim 510m
  • Run 500m
  • Swim 370m
  • Run 5.21k
  • Swim 370m
  • Run 2k
  • Swim 500m
  • Run 3.75km
For the sprint 10k distance, the splits are:
  • Run 600m
  • Swim 710m
  • Run 1.41k
  • Swim 780m
  • Run 1.14k
  • Swim 510m
  • Run 500m
  • Swim 370m
  • Run 4k
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Event bib
  • Event swim hat
  • Race timing
  • Fuel and hydration during race
  • Post-event refreshments
  • Free event photos
  • Prizes for winners in each category
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
Train
How to get there
Unnamed Road, Holyhead LL65, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Parking
There will be parking provided on a field close to the village hall. £3 per car. Please do not park in the roads - they are very narrow and parking is limited.
By Car
To access Rhoscolyn, turn off at Junction 20 of the M6 onto the M56, follow signs for NORTH WALES to reach the A55. The A55 will bring you onto the Isle of Anglesey. Exit at junction 3 and take the B4545 to Four Mile Bridge. After crossing the river turn left onto Fordd Caradoc and follow signs for The White Eagle Pub. The Church hall is a large white buliding on your left after about 2 miles. Use post code LL65 2NQ in your Sat Nav.
By Public Transport
The closest train station to Rhoscolyn is at Valley or at Holyhead. Buses do run to Rhosycolyn.
Event day logistics
07:15 Registration opens
08:45 Registration closes
09:00 Route and safety brief
09:15 Board buses
09:45 Arrive at start line
10:00 Race start
14:00 Zone3 prize-giving
Registration
Registration will be at Rhoscolyn Church Hall where you'll collect your event hat, race number and timing chip. Please arrive with plenty of time.
Briefing
The briefing will take Rhoscolyn Church Hall (time TBC). All participants must attend the briefing or they will not be allowed to swim.
On Site Facilities
There are toilets in the Rhoscolyn Church Hall. There will be gazebos to use as changing. There will be no shower facilities.
Kit List
You must have the following items to compete;
  • Wetsuit suitable for water temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees Celsius.
  • Swim hats supplied by event organisers must be worn at all times when in the water
  • Goggles
  • Whistle
  • Hydration system, soft bottle or cup
  • Swimming specific tow float
There will be a mandatory equipment check at registration.
It is strongly recommended that you also have with you;
  • Emergency food
  • Mobile phone in waterproof case
Event Handbook
The handbook with further information about race day will be emailed to you a few weeks before the event. Please read through it thoroughly.
Age Requirements
You must be aged 18 years or over on event day to enter.
FAQ's
What is included in the race pack for Love SwimRun Holy Island?
You'll get your event bib (which will need to be returned), swim cap and chip for recording your time.
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Can I bring friends and family to watch me compete in Love SwimRun Holy Island?
Sure you can! With such stunning views they'll be gutted to miss it.
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Will there be parking at Love SwimRun Holy Island?
Parking will be provided on a field close to the village hall.
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