Wow, what a weekend. Thank you so much to all of you who took part and helped to stage the first ever Llangorse Lake Big Swim and Triathlon. As you’re aware, this only happened thanks to the generosity of the Blackham family, the Llangorse Lake Users Group, Lakeside Caravan Park, cafe and bar, the local council and all of the people who live and work here. A massive thank you to the Llangorse Sailing Club whose water space we gatecrashed and who marked, cleared and marshalled the swim course for us. Their clubhouse is already looking great and we’re delighted to be able to help them by donating to their fundraising. A very special thank you to our amazing marshals who gave up so much time to keep you safe and happy. Without them this could not have happened. We will be donating to a number of charities on their behalf. So, will we be back in 2015? Watch this space!……
We hope you’re all ready for the swim or triathlon this weekend? The temperature of the lake is between 17 and 20 degrees (measured at various points on the course) and the weather forecast is for a few showers on Saturday and sun on Sunday.
Please make sure that your wetsuits and/or costumes/trunks are completely dry before you enter the lake. This is a requirement of Natural Resources Wales who monitor the lake which has SSSI status.
The run route is dry and suitable for either road or off-road trainers. It’s not suitable for racing flats or minimal shoes as it’s multi-terrain. Cross country or fell shoes are also not suitable as there are some long sections of road.
The results will be available at the end of each race and online at http://www.stuweb.co.uk as soon as possible. They will also be published here on Monday.
Happy racing – Nicola and the Llangorse Team
We’re really pleased with the response we’ve had to the Big Swim on Saturday 20th and look set to fill all of the places by the beginning of next week. If you’re planning on entering don’t leave it too late or you may not get a place. We will be running a waiting list in case anybody drops out closer to the race. Happy Swimming! Nicola and the Llangorse Team