ACS delay event due to timing chip and equipment woes

Tri WindermereTri Windermere race organisers Adventure Challenge Solutions (ACS) have been forced to postpone their popular Lake District-based event, stating on their website that the announcement has been made due to “NE40 race timing services withdrawing racking and timing for our event because of an alleged double booking.”

ACS also stated: “All participants have been informed via email and a new date for the event will be posted here as soon as we are able to secure it with all the authorities and suppliers involved.”

Keep an eye on the Tri Windermere Website for updates.

The standard-distance event is one of the most beautiful in the UK. The 1.5km open-water swim begins takes swimmers on a long loop around an island towards the far shore of the lake and then straight back into transition. The fresh, 18-20°C, clear water offers ideal conditions for a fast wetsuit swim.

Into transition on the sloping field at the water’s edge and it’s a quick exit out onto the road encircling Windermere. The 43km loop is challenging throughout and technical; throwing plenty of hills in the way of riders and taking in some of the area’s most idyllic scenery. There’s also the opportunity to up the power and get the head down – meaning it’s a great race for the bike specialists.

After returning to the transition area at Cockshott Point, the 10km run is made up of five two-kilometre laps. The route creeps along Windermere’s shore before darting through wooded parkland and up a brief climb before joining the road through the Glebe back to transition.

Crowd support is especially strong with spectators urging runners back to the lakeside and the finish line.