Great North SwimRun

Brockhole, Windermere, Cumbria

Organiser's Description

This is your opportunity to ditch the roads and the pool; limber up and embrace an off-road, open-water, island-hopping adventure! SwimRun has become a popular choice around the World for endurance athletes and is now the fastest growing endurance sport in the UK. Teams of two will navigate their way around a course on land and water in and around the beautiful Lake Windermere. Three distance options will start and finish at our brand new location at Brockhole on Windermere. Short involves 3 swims total distance 1.9k, 3 runs total distance 8.7k; Middle involves 5 swims total distance 3k, 5 runs total distance 18.3k; Endurance involves 7 swims total distance 4.5k, 6 runs total distance 32k.


  • Short Per Person
    £75 BOOK
  • Middle Teams of 2
    £230 BOOK
  • Endurance Teams of 2
    £300 BOOK

Brockhole, Windermere

Event day race bib

SwimRun map temporary tattoo

SwimRun medal

Feed station energy gels and water

Swim cap

Technical finisher's t-shirt

Goodie-filled finisher's bag

Waterproof course map

Pre-event briefing (date tbc)

Information manual

Timing chip (one per team or individual)

The event begins on the shores of Windermere, England's largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South. The finish line of the event will be shared with the Great North Swim, where family and friends can watch all the action while enjoying food and drink from local vendors.

Single participants, as well as teams, are permitted to take part in the Short distance, but in the Middle and Endurance distances, teamwork is essential. Each pair is responsible for each other’s safety and support, remaining close to each other at all times, succeeding or failing together.

SwimRun rules are simple: complete your chosen distance carrying everything you need from start to finish; this means wearing your trainers and wetsuit for both the land and water sections of the course!


Great Event!!

All info pre-event was fine... Directions to the changing tents was poor and it was more like a walk round and find if you're lucky... The race was great even with the 1st swim cancelled due to the weather (better safe than sorry!)... The finish was disappointing as it was mixed with, who knows how many, other non-SwimRun swimmers, which prevented the feel good emotion at the end of an event!!

Phil Slingsby / Jun 10, 2019