Monster Triathlon

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About
Spanning 7 days the Monster Triathlon is the UK’s ultimate multi-sport challenge, covering 1,000km between Loch Ness and London across 3 disciplines. If you’re not ready to attempt the whole triathlon this year you can enter one of the three individual legs for a taste of the Monster experience.
Participants
Full Triathlon, Swim Leg Only, Cycle Leg Only, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 - Sat, 26 Jun 2021
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LocationPin
Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
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Star
5
(18 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Bothy Restaurant & Bar, Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, UK
Start times
Sun, 20 Jun 2021
Full Triathlon:
11:00am |
Swim Leg Only:
11:00am |
Cycle Leg Only:
7:00pm
Sat, 26 Jun 2021
Run Leg Only:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Monster Triathlon
Full Triathlon
Swim
5km
Bike
1005km
Running
50km
£1,499.00
Swim Leg Only
Swim
5km
£30.00
Cycle Leg Only
Distance
1000km
£1,200.00
Run Leg Only
Distance
50km
£35.00
Route information
DAY 1
SUN 20 JUNE 5km swim in Loch Ness (Cycle to Fort William)
Setting off from Canal Side, Fort Augustus participants will complete a 5km lapped swim in Loch Ness and then a 50km ride to Fort William.
DAY 2
MON 21 JUNE Cycle from Fort William to Glasgow 172 km and 1497m
The first day on the bike takes riders through majestic countryside including the iconic Glencoe Pass and the shores of Loch Lomond. It is very much a day of two halves with all the big climbs coming in the morning.
DAY 3
TUES 22 JUNE Cycle from Glasgow to Carlisle 190km and 1626m
The ride follows a direct route through the Scottish Borders as it cuts through the rugged landscape. It’s an easier day than the first but still lumpy enough to provide a stern challenge.
DAY 4
WED 23 JUNE Cycle from Carlisle to Haydock 200km 1749m
The longest day of the event and a tough day in the saddle. The route takes riders over the famous Shap pass and through the undulating countryside of Lancashire.
DAY 5
THURS 24 JUNE Cycle from Haydock to Kidderminster 195km 1376m
Another long day of riding sees riders enjoy a relatively flat first 80 miles before a hilly section through the Shropshire hills and on to Kidderminster.
DAY 6
FRI 25 JUNE Cycle from Kidderminster to Windsor 198km 1595m
The final days riding is another long day with riders passing through Shakespeare country and the lovely Warwickshire countryside. The final few hills of the trip are found as the route crosses the Chilterns before the descent down to Windsor.
DAY 7
SAT 26 JUNE Run from Windsor to Richmond 50km
The Monster Triathlon concludes with an ultra-marathon along the banks of the Thames. The route utilises much of the Thames Path as it winds its way towards the finish venue in Richmond.
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What's included
This event is only open to people over the age of 18.
The event also includes:
  • Hotel stay (6 nights), including bike storage
  • Breakfast, lunch, evening meals (& snacks) for 7 days
  • Baggage Transfer
  • Finishers medal (For All Finishers Only)
  • Support vehicles
  • Medical Support
  • Bike mechanics & spare parts
  • Water safety boats
  • Event t-shirt
  • GPX route files
  • Finishers celebration event (food & drinks)
  • Full participant info pack and event manual
  • Sports physio and massage (supplement)
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How to get there
Bothy Restaurant & Bar, Canalside, Fort Augustus PH32 4AU, UK
Get full directions
Address: Loch Ness, Canalside, Fort Augustus, PH32 4AU
Event day logistics
Please arrive at the event for your race no later than the times below.
Full Monster: Arrive at Loch Ness before 11am 20th June
Swim Only: Arrive at Loch Ness before 11am 20th June
Cycle Only: Arrive at Fort William before 7pm 20th June
Run Only: Arrive in Windsor before 7am 26th June
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Spectator Info
Spectators welcome!
Backpack
Kit List
As with all outdoor events, it’s wise to dress for all eventualities.
As well as your favourite swimming, cycling and running gear, it is advised that you pack enough changes of clothes for your chosen number of days, towel, sun cream, hats, insect repellent, and comfortable footwear.
Wetsuits are compulsory for the swim element of the event.
FAQs
Is there an age requirement to participating?
Participants must be over 18 to enter.
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Do I need insurance?
It is highly recommended that riders take out suitable insurance to cover themselves and their bikes during, and in the lead, up to the event. If riders are suitably insured, they will be covered should they have to pull out for any reason and the necessary documentation will be provided to give to their insurers to be reimbursed the entry fee.
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Will there be first aid and medical aid during The Monster Triathlon?
Yes, the Event Team includes medics, who are on hand to help. Before you start each day you will also receive a safety briefing to ensure participants remain safe.
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Reviews
5.0
18 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
BicepFlexChallenging course
5.0
Did the race in 2021
Absolute bucket list event for anyone seeking the ultimate triathlon endurance challenge. Fantastic organisation and event crew take care of you from start to finish.
5.0
Did the race in 2021
This event is just amazing. The team treat you like family and help make the event as fun as possible. I'll be doing this event again in the near future
5.0
Did the race in 2021
I can not put into words how incredible this event is. Loch Ness is a glorious place to swim, the 1000km ride goes through some of the best Britain has to offer and the run along the Thames is stunning. The organisers could not have done more, from revising the already amazing food stations to cater for our needs, to fixing bikes and bodies. They even carried our bags to the hotel rooms when we had rolled in exhausted from the day's riding. I cannot recommend this event highly enough. The only thing stopping me doing it again is I don't want to take your place. Do it, I promise you will love every second.
5.0
Did the race in 2019
MINTDO ITTrain hard. You will need to. Then enjoy! Stunning course! Tough run but with a plan it’s doable. Amazing team. Great organisation
Chris T
5.0
Did the race in 2019
I entered this event looking for a once in a life time type event and wasn't disappointed. The swim was certainly a challenge but how often do you get to swim in Loch Ness. 1,000 km is a long way on the bike but the route was well thought out, largely avoiding main roads it offered great cycling terrain and stunning scenery. The run was, well, a long way but good and flat. Through the whole event the WMP team were superb, nothing was too much trouble for them and the regular refreshment stops well stocked with a wide range of snacks. I can't recommend Monster Triathlon enough, certainly the best week of my year.
Mathew S
5.0
Did the race in 2019
A real bucket list event that if i'm honest i was terrified to compete in. Those fears were quickly dispelled when you saw the care and attention the team put into it the event to cater to all people of all abilities. Yes it's hard, but with their help and the comraderie of your fellow participants you'll get through it. More importantly you'll see utterly incredible sights, make incredible friends and have the best story to tell for the rest of your life. Don't think about it any longer, just sign up!
Mike S
5.0
Did the race in 2019
We swam, we rode and we ran, all the way from Loch Ness to London. With great support from the Monster Crew this unachievable feat was made achievable even to less experienced endurance athletes. Do it - you won't regret it!!
Paul N
5.0
Did the race in 2018
Definite bucklist, must do!Awesome event, well organised and an incredible journey. All the team were first class and couldn't do more to help.
Cameron S
5.0
Did the race in 2018
This was my first triathlon experience and it was even tougher than I imagined, but you meet great people, see amazing sights and feel on top of the world.....afterwards!! Give it a go and you wont be disappointed.
Andy P
5.0
Did the race in 2018
An amazing event with fantastic support. Genuinely the most fun I've had on any event! Loved it and would recommend it to anyone who is on the fence.
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