HALF X 2019

 

SEPTEMBER 22nd  8:00 am

AMBLESIDE - CUMBRIA - UNITED KINGDOM

 

DISTANCE : 70.3 MILES (113 km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 12,726 ft (3,879 m)

ENTRY PRICE £150

 

THE HALF X IS THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST 70.3 MILE HALF 'IRON MAN' TRIATHLON

 

AT OVER 9,100 ft (2,800m) AND TAKING IN 6 OF THE UNITED KINGDOMS STEEPEST ROAD CLIMBS, WITH HARDKNOTT PASS TOPPING OUT AT 33%, THE BIKE LEG IS BY FAR THE STEEPEST AND MOST GRUELLING OF ANY HALF IRON TRI IN THE WORLD

 

WITH A CLIMB OF OVER 3,200 ft (1050m) OVER 13 MILES (21km) THE RUN IS IMPOSING IN IT'S OWN RIGHT, TAKING IN THE PEAKS OF HERON PIKE AND GREAT RIGG BEFORE THE FINAL ASCENT OF FAIRFIELD MOUNTAIN 

 

 

IF YOU ARE UP FOR A CHALLENGE AND WANT A DIFFERENT TRIATHLON EXPERIENCE THEN THIS IS THE RACE FOR YOU

 

 

 

SWIM : LAKE WINDERMERE, OPEN WATER

DISTANCE : 1.2 MILES (1900m)

 

1 LAP TRIANGULAR OPEN WATER SWIM AROUND WATERHEAD BAY AT THE NORTH END OF LAKE WINDERMERE 

 

 

 

BIKE : ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT, OPEN ROAD  

DISTANCE : 56 MILES (90km)

ELEVATION GAIN 9186 ft (2800m)

 

START : T1 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE 

FINISH : T2 WATERHEAD, AMBLESIDE

 

56 MILE (90km) OUT AND BACK OPEN ROAD CYCLE IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT. THE ROUTE TAKES IN 6 OF THE STEEPEST ROAD PASSES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

 

THE STRUGGLE (25%)

BLEA TARN (20%)

WRYNOSE EAST (25%)

HARDKNOTT EAST (33%)

HARDKNOTT WEST (33%)

WRYNOSE WEST (20%)

 

THE BIKE SECTION OF THE HALF X IS THE TOUGHEST OF ANY HALF IRON TRIATHLON IN THE WORLD

 

 

 

RUN : FAIRFIELD MOUNTAIN, MIXED ROAD AND MOUNTAIN

 

DISTANCE : 13 miles (21km)

ELEVATION GAIN : 3540 ft (1079m)

 

START : T2 - WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

FINISH :  WATERHEAD - AMBLESIDE

 

OUT AND BACK 13 MILE (21km) HALF MARATHON RUN OVER ROADS AND MOUNTAIN TRAILS TO THE SUMMIT OF FAIRFIELD MOUNTAIN

 

NAB SCAR 1,492 ft (455m).

HERON PIKE 2,007 ft (612m) 

GREAT RIGG 2,513 ft (766m) 

FAIRFIELD SUMMIT 2,870 ft (875m).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/07/2020

THE HALF X - THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST 70.3 HALF 'IRON MAN' - 70 MILES WITH OVER 12,000 FEET OF CLIMBING. MILE FOR MILE THE TOUGHEST TRIATHLON IN THE WORLD. THE MOST BRUTAL CYCLE OF ANY TRIATHLON ANYWHERE, WITH 6 MOUNTAIN PASSES ALL OVER 20%, TOPPING OFF WITH HARDKNOTT AT 33%. NOT TO MENTION THE 3,500 FEET HALF MARATHON TO FINISH. 

 

HALF X ENTRIES OPEN 2020

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