The Big Brutal Swim

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The Big Brutal Swim
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The Big Brutal Swim will take place at the stunning, glacially formed Llyn Padarn which is known for being sixth deepest lake in Wales. It's also home to a fish called the Arctic Char, a species left over from the time of the last Ice Age - although none of our swimmers have spotted one yet.This is held at the same venue as The Brutal Extreme Triathlons and therefore great preparation for the event later in the month. This event is open to wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimmers. There will be separate categories for wetsuit and skins swimmers. The distances available are 2.5k, 5k and 10k.
2.5km, 5km and 10km
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Sun, 18 Aug 2019
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Llanberis, United Kingdom
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Where and when
15 Capel-Coch Rd, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4SH, UK
Start times
Sunday, 18 Aug 2019
2.5km: 9:00 am5km: 9:00 am10km: 9:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Big Brutal Swim
Route information
The swim course is a 1.25k lap
The 2.5k swimmers will complete 2 laps
The 5k swimmers will complete 4 laps
The 10k swimmers will complete 8 laps
Swimmers to exit water every 2 laps.
The cut offs are as follows: 2 hours for the 2.5k, 3 hours for the 5k and 5 hours for the 10k.
What's included
  • T-shirts for all who complete the swim.
  • Free swim cap
  • Goody bag
  • Chip timing
How to get there
15 Capel-Coch Rd, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4SH, UK
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Event day logistics
Registration is open from 07:00.
The race briefing will be held in by the lakeside approx 15 mins before the race start.
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