The Fugitive 1.5k & 3k River Swim

Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Organiser's Description

This is the original Marlow River Swim which is now in its 9th year. An open water swim with 2 distances to choose from. A single lap out and back swim in the River Thames for both distances, with clear markings on the buoys on when to turn. The River has a very calm and steady flow, which makes it the perfect event for anyone looking to take part in their first swim. Higginson Park, Marlow.

Distances

1.5 km, 3 km

  • Bespoke Medals for ALL finishers.
  • Onsite car park
  • Parking £5 per car
  • Chip timing
  • Sports cafe
  • Friendly marshals
  • Live to web results
  • Secure baggage area
  • Baggage £5 per bag
  • Ambulance services
  • Toilets
  • 5m public liability
  • Music
  • Great location
  • Water Safety
  • Great event
  • Great atmosphere
  • Onsite retailers

Higginson Park, Lower Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE

There are 2 distances to choose from this year that will cater for both beginners and experienced swimmers.

River Swim - Consisting of a single lap out and back swim in the River Thames for all the distances with clear markings on the buoys on when to turn. The River has a very calm and steady flow, which makes it the perfect event for anyone looking to take part in their first swim.

99% of the time, wetsuits have to be worn for this event due to the temperature of the water, generally in the UK and Thames Valley most of the water is between 14 degree Celsius & 22 degrees Celsius.

The temperature of the water is always taken at least one hour before an event to determine if wetsuits must be worn.

SATURDAY

14:00 - 18:00: Athletes Registration

SUNDAY - RACE DAY
07:30: Athletes Registration
08:15: All Athlete’s Event Briefing
08:30: Both 1.5km & 3.0km Swim Start

Parking will available on the football pitch behind the cricket ground/sports centre for a fee of £5 per car.

Official Car Park Address: Higginson Park, Lower Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE

NOTE: CASH ONLY - Please bring the correct £5 change to avoid any queues and delays.

Alternative parking is available in the public car park, next to Higginson Park Leisure Centre.

All of F3 Events Triathlon Events are organised and delivered using the British Triathlon Federation Rules. All Participants are to abide and must take part under these Rules and Regulations.

All the triathlon events are operated under the guidelines of the British Triathlon Federation, which is the governing body for triathlon the UK.

For the latest British Triathlon Federation Rules and Regulations, please CLICK HERE

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REVIEWS

Meh

I did this event (1mile) in 2018. It was meant to be one loop - turned out to be two because of issues with either boating or permits. The start is a narrow path to the river with awkward water entry over the steels, then a floating water start. Once you got out - back up over the steels - there was then a weird sprint to the finish line because it was run in conjunction with a triathlon that day. The swim very much felt like an afterthought. Briefings were OK, safety cover seemed fine. Oh, and my timing chip failed and I was not listed at all, not even as a DNF. The timing company had no clue and nobody ever apologised or explained.

Kay Grannell / Jun 10, 2019