The event is the culmination of three years hard work by the organisers and partners to bring, for the first time, an opportunity to race a long distance triathlon in the heart of the English Lake District.; The Lakesman will feature the classic 2.4 mile swim,; a 112 mile cycle and full marathon run.; Designed to appeal to both the experienced or novice endurance athlete, the all road course avoids mountain passes and fells to keep elevation to a minimum.; The race is based in Keswick, with a superb transition area at The Theatre by the Lake. The swim will be held in the crystal clear waters of Derwentwater, generally regarded on the Lake Districts most scenic lakes.; The bike route makes its way to the west coast of Cumbria where competitors get to experience a side of the lakes often unvisited by tourists, with mountains on one side and the sea on the other.; During the four lap run stage athletes will have the opportunity running through superb countryside with views to the likes of Skiddaw as well as a spectator friendly section through Keswick town centre.; We are sure we have designed a course and event that will provide a truly memorable triathlon experience for both athletes and spectators.