The Fix Splash #3
The Fix Splash returns to Stoke Newington for a fantastic open water Summer swim series. Three challenging distances - 750m, 1500m, 3000m - at the stunning West Reservoir in North East London.
West Reservoir Water Sports Centre, Green Lanes, Stoke Newington N4 2HA
West Reservoir Centre is a picturesque 30 acre site in a hidden part of Hackney, in inner London.
By road: West Reservoir Centre is off the A105 (Green Lanes), which runs from Canonbury in London, in between Highbury and Dalston, to Enfield Town.
From the M11 take Exit 4 onto the North Circular/A406. The venue is 8.5 miles to your destination. Use postcode N4 2HA for your Satnav.
By tube: West Reservoir Water Sports Centre is located 10 minutes walk from Manor House tube station, on the Piccadilly line of the London underground.
By bus: Buses 141 from London Bridge, 341 from Waterloo, and 106 from Whitechapel all stop close by.
There are limited car parking facilities on site. There is also a small car park here and limited street parking in the borough. There will be space to park a bicycle at West Reservoir (at your own risk).
The 3000m waves start at around 7:30am, with 1500m and 750m starting around 8.30am.
East London’s premier open water swimming venue
Heated Changing Rooms
On Site Café
Race registration: On the morning of the race, from 6.45am in the West Reservoir conference room. You will be given a race number, which will be written on your arm, and you will be given a swim hat - which must be worn for the duration of the swim.
Please ensure you have registered at least 30 minutes before your race time.
Race briefing: Race briefings will take place 15 minutes before your start time, in the Tower Room – this is the area directly in front of you as you enter the main doors of the reservoir centre. Attendance at the briefing is compulsory. The briefing will inform you of any last minute route changes and safety points. If you have any questions or queries on race day, please ask them at the end of the race briefing.
Race start: A marshal will be on hand for assistance. Late entry into the water may result in a time penalty.
Wetsuits - the water will be cool, maybe 14c. With this in mind wetsuits are highly recommended for all but the hardiest open water veterans.
Swim course: The swim takes place in the West Reservoir. The swim is in a loop. The 750m race completes one lap, the 1500m completes 2 laps, and 3000m is 4 laps. There will be eight buoys clearly marking the route.
Finish Line: Fix will be on hand to offer some well-earned massage - there are plenty of treats to collect too!
Medical: Please contact a race marshal or the on-site medical team as soon as possible with any medical concerns. If you feel unwell, do not race.
Results and timings: Your race time will be available as soon as possible after the race at www.capitaltri.com Prizes will be given once the final race has finished.
Spectators: Spectators are welcome. There is a cafe on-site offering refreshments.
You are required to have public liability insurance for this event, so you will need to purchase at least day membership.
Day Membership Adult Price: £2.00
Day Membership Child Price: £1.00