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As Keen As Mustard St Ives Swimrun Event

Saint Ives, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Saint Ives PE27 4TW, UK

Sun 20th September 2020

4 races

£25.00 - £190.00

Organiser's Description

Our St Ives, Huntingdon Swimrun starts and finishes at the beautiful Pike and Eel Marina in Needingworth in Cambridgeshire. We are really honoured to be working with the RSPB for this event. We have their kind permission to run around the Fen Drayton Nature Reserve which makes this course really special.

We start the 5, 10 and 21k at the fabulous Hotel and Marina and after an epic first run along the Ouse Way we slip into the water in front of The Ferryman Pub in Holywell. An upstream swim takes the 10k and 21k out onto beautiful meadows. A downstream swim takes the 5k back towards Needingworth. All distances run along the riverside paths and around the meadows. The 10k and 21k then cross over onto the nature reserve. An awesome run around RSPB Fen Drayton brings the 10k and 21k back into the river.

Its all about river swimming with this event, with up and down stream sections for the 10 and 21k and downstream only for the 5k with naturally occuring exits and entry points. The running is mainly flat compacted track with some grass trails. The 5k is one short loop, the 10k course is one loop of the longer course and the 21k is two (which makes the 10k around 10.5k but whos counting!).

Big thanks, not only to RSPB Fen Drayton but also to the lovely village of Holywell , Needingworth cum Holywell Parish Council and our lovely local landowner, Mr James Anderson.

Races

  • 5km Solo

    Intro Solo SwimRun

    £25.00 CLOSED
  • 10km Solo

    Mild Mustard 10k Solo Swimrun

    £48.00 CLOSED
  • 21km Solo

    Middling Mustard 21k Solo SwimmRun

    £95.00 CLOSED
  • 21km Team

    Middling Mustard 21k Team SwimRun

    £190.00 CLOSED

Book

  • 5km Solo

    Intro Solo SwimRun

    £25.00 CLOSED
  • 10km Solo

    Mild Mustard 10k Solo Swimrun

    £48.00 CLOSED
  • 21km Solo

    Middling Mustard 21k Solo SwimmRun

    £95.00 CLOSED
  • 21km Team

    Middling Mustard 21k Team SwimRun

    £190.00 CLOSED
Location

The Pike & Eel Hotel & Marina. Overcote Ln, Needingworth, Saint Ives PE27 4TW

Course Details

All courses will be marked and signed, observational skills are required but no navigational skills are required. The run sections in all races are predominately flat with naturally occurring obstacles

Race Rules

Solo Entry

You must be 18 years old or over and be able to swim and run the race distances


Team Entry

To participate you have to race in a team consisting of two people, be 18 years old or over and be able to swim and run the race distances

Equipment All solos and teams need to carry all their equipment from start to finish, if a participant fails to bring all their equipment to the finish line they will be disqualified.

Mandatory equipment for Middling 21k TEAM and SOLO. Each participant must have

First aid waterproof packaged pressure bandage.

Wetsuit if water temperature is below 14 degrees Celsius

Whistle.

Soft cup or water bladder.


Optional

Hip pack or something to carry the mandatory equipment


Mandatory Equipment for Intro 5k and Mild 10k SOLO. Each participant must have

Wetsuit if water temperature is below 14 degrees celsius

Whistle

Soft cup or water bladder


Mandatory equipment that the organisation will supply

Race bibs must be worn visible all the time during the race

Timing chip

Swimcap must be worn during all the swims


Equipment check

Before the race there will be random kit checks.


Equipment that is NOT allowed

Floatation devices that are bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm.


Cut offs

Information about the cut off times will be in the race manual which will be available on social media and the race website at least 4 weeks before race day.

Reviews (1)

MS
martin

·a year ago

excellent. A very well organised event probably the best organised event I have done in over 400 triathlons, aquathlons etc cant wait to compete next year, thankyou.
Thank you for your lovely feedback Martin, we Look forward to seeing you next year.
As Keen As Mustard
400! Wow great work 👊
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Location

Saint Ives, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire