Great East SwimRun
SwimRun has become a popular choice around the World for endurance athletes and is now the fastest growing endurance sport in the UK. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Alton Water, Suffolk, and take on this entry level event, giving everyone the chance to sample the SwimRun experience and enjoy the best of both worlds. Total swim distance: approximately 20%; total run distance (mixed terrain): approximately 80%; 4 swims, 3 runs; 11.3k total distance covered.
Alton Water, Suffolk
The event starts and finishes at the main Great East Swim event site and the 4 swim courses in Alton Water include the start and finish sections of the Great Swims.
Run 1: Quick and flat through grassland and light woodland. The course is predominantly based on hard packed surface with some softer areas under trees.
Run 2: Undulating, sweeping run on a variety of surfaces, includes three steep descents and several short, sharp climbs.
Run 3: Gently undulating course based largely on packed sand cycle track and path which follows the contours of the reservoir with the water regularly visible.