Swim, cycle and run over 1,055 km from Loch Ness to London, and tackle this seven-legged beast! Spanning 7 days, the Monster Triathlon is the UK’s ultimate multi-sport challenge. It starts with a 5k swim in Loch Ness, then 5 stunning days covering 1,000k on the bike, finishing with a 50k ultra-marathon run along the Thames, from Windsor to Richmond. For those unable to tackle the beast in one go we are offering Swim, Cycle and Run only packages this year.
You’ll pass lakes, climb mountains, ride past fields, fly through villages, cross rivers and conquer hills. As well as being an epic challenge, The Monster Triathlon also highlights the beauty and diversity of the UK. 7 days of meticulously planned routes, with full support teams in attendance at every start, finish, and on route. 20-26 June 2021
If you’re not ready to attempt the whole Monster Triathlon this year then why not take on one of our discipline specific challenges
There are 7 days of meticulously planned routes, with full support teams in attendance at every start, finish, on route and at hotels. The event also includes:
- Hotel stay (6 nights), including bike storage
- Breakfast, lunch, evening meals (& snacks) for 7 days
- Baggage Transfer
- Finishers medal
- Support vehicles
- Medical Support
- Bike mechanics & spare parts
- Water safety boats
- Event t-shirt
- GPX route files
- Finishers celebration event (food & drinks)
- Full participant info pack and event manual
- Sports physio and massage(supplement)
When do I need to arrive on the event?
Full monster and Swim competitors need to arrive at Loch Ness before 11am on Sunday 5th July 2020.
Monster Cycle participants need to arrive in Fort William before 7pm on Sunday 5th July 2020.
Monster Runners taking part need to be at the start point in Windsor before 7am on Sunday 11th July.
Safety & Emergency
The Event Team includes medics, who are on hand to help you with scrapes and bruises of all sizes. They also know all the nearest hospitals all along the route.
Before you set off on each day the event, you will be given a briefing - to make sure you enjoy a healthy and safe day.
Do I need insurance?
We highly recommend that riders take out suitable insurance to cover themselves and their bikes during, and in the lead, up to the event. If riders are suitably insured, they will be covered should they have to pull out for any reason and we will provide the necessary documentation to give to their insurers to be reimbursed the entry fee. We cannot personally give advice on this but your insurers should be able to advise you on suitable cover.
What should I pack?
As with all outdoor events, it’s wise to dress for all eventualities!
As well as your favourite swimming, cycling and running gear, we advise that you pack enough changes of clothes for your chosen number of days, towel, sun cream, hats, insect repellent, comfortable footwear.
Do I need a Wetsuit
Wetsuits are compulsory for the swim element of the event.
Is it a competitive event?
Well, it is and it isn’t. No part of the Monster Triathlon will be officially timed – but we would love to keep a record of anyone who decides to time themselves.
What information will we get about taking part?
You will receive a welcome email before the event covering travel, what to bring, maps, directions and so on. On arrival at the event, each participant will be given a Monster Triathlon Guide – containing detailed maps, tips on safety, emergency contact details and lots more.
Are there any age restrictions to participating?
This event is only open to people over the age of 18.
DAY 1 - 5km swim in Loch Ness (Cycle to Fort William)
DAY 2 - Cycle from Fort William to Glasgow
DAY 3 - Cycle from Glasgow to Carlisle
DAY 4 - Cycle from Carlisle to Haydock
DAY 5 - Cycle from Haydock to Kidderminster
DAY 6 - Cycle from Kidderminster to Windsor
DAY 7 - Run from Windsor to Richmond
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