RESULTS for SwimRun UK Championship Loch Lomond Inch by Inch

The 2017 SwimRun UK Championships Loch Lomond Inch by Inch had it all, a choppy loch but with flat calm swims, torrential rain, glorious blue skies, new winners and previous winners reclaiming their crown. It also had the last team to finish last year finishing on the podium this year.

With a large number of teams not making the loop cut offs for Conic Hill and Inchmoan loop it was tough for our timers to keep track of who was finishing in correct order. Thankfully we have checked the check point control sheets and we now have finalised results.

Unfortunately we made a mistake at the prize giving. One male team who were entered to the Long Course dropped to the short course and we forgot to add their time to correct list. They finished 2nd so sadly below them everyone drops down a place.

Here are what we believe are the finalised results. If you see any errors or have any issues please get in touch with Alan asap.

Full race report to follow. Time for bed.

LONG START TIME

8:01:00

SHORT START TIME

12:20:00

BIB TEAM NAME Name 1 Name 1 Name 2 COURSE CATEGORY

CLOCK TIME

ELAPSED TIME

NOTES

POSITION

CATEGORY POSITION

21

‘Bell’s Belles’ Megan Davey Gail Donald long female

2:37:20 pm

6h 36m 20s

17

1

27

‘Team 40+’ Victoria Lea ‘Jenny Ruscoe’ long female

3:13:06 pm

7h 12m 6s

26

2

28

‘can’t swim can’t run’ caroline mclaughlan ‘lesley Gray’ long female

3:15:37 pm

7h 14m 37s

29

3

22

‘Flash and 8’ Natasha Dyer ‘Octavia Williams’ long female

3:19:12 pm

7h 18m 12s

32

4

24

‘Jelly’ Jody East ‘Elle breeds’ long female

3:36:58 pm

7h 35m 58s

36

5

29

‘Ealing Ladies’ Christine Meek ‘Sarah Percival’ long female

3:09:10 pm

7h 8m 10s

no loop

25

6

25

‘Team WhatTheHellAreWeDoing?’ Megan Heathershaw ‘Ragnhild Viken’ long female

2:57:33 pm

6h 56m 33s

no loop

37

7

30

‘Porty Ladies second team’ Oonagh O’Brien ‘Joanne Campbell’ long female

2:48:13 pm

6h 47m 13s

no hill

39

8

33

‘WAGS TRI CLUB’ Julia Trapp ALEX Collotto long female

3:49:08 pm

7h 48m 8s

no hill

45

9

26

‘Will Swim For Cake’ Jo Kilkenny ‘Gemma Chaters’ long female

3:50:30 pm

7h 49m 30s

no hill

46

10

23

long female DNS

31

‘ERC Porty Ladies’ Sasha Baggaley ‘Ann Johnstone’ long female DNF

34

‘Ellie and Eilidh’ Eleanor Woodward ‘Eilidh Hawkins’ long female DNS

62

‘Gandolf and Gollum’ Ewan Mulhern ‘David  Ogg’ long male

1:20:05 pm

5h 19m 5s

1

1

46

‘Isoman’ Gary Jarvis ‘Phil Parsons’ long male

1:39:45 pm

5h 38m 45s

2

2

35

‘The Andrew tug boats’ Douglas Andrew ‘Fergus Andrew’ long male

1:49:12 pm

5h 48m 12s

6

3

41

‘Howden swim club’ Robert Davison ‘Matt Rigby’ long male

1:55:22 pm

5h 54m 22s

7

4

85

‘2DBZ’ Trevor Mahoney Sean Finn long male

1:57:42 pm

5h 56m 42s

9

5

59

‘Reverse Alphas But Better Than Last Time’ Richard McLaughlin ‘Iain Chirnside’ long male

2:09:18 pm

6h 8m 18s

10

6

65

‘Swim Forrest Run’ Andrew Peakman ‘Peter Mason’ long male

2:10:45 pm

6h 9m 45s

11

7

44

‘Slog it out’ Dave Garrett ‘Kev Stokes’ long male

2:15:35 pm

6h 14m 35s

14

8

70

‘WTF’ Gavin Wright ‘David Harison’ long male

2:26:35 pm

6h 25m 35s

15

9

64

‘Chundernauts’ James Overell ‘Joris van der Horst’ long male

2:28:30 pm

6h 27m 30s

16

10

36

‘B&B’ Will Barter ‘Mark Ball’ long male

2:29:40 pm

6h 28m 40s

18

11

121

Barry McDermott David Seignott long male

2:45:05 pm

6h 44m 5s

20

12

42

‘Jon and Al’ Jonathan dearing ‘Al Preiss’ long male

2:45:42 pm

6h 44m 42s

21

13

61

‘SchlumDogs’ Mark Metcalfe ‘Gavin Robottom’ long male

2:47:33 pm

6h 46m 33s

24

14

63

‘OBF’ Dan Noraika ‘Keith Freegard’ long male

3:00:44 pm

6h 59m 44s

28

15

68

‘Extra Ballast’ Richie Tannock ‘Sandy Mcculloch’ long male

3:14:21 pm

7h 13m 21s

30

16

39

‘The Chunky Monkees’ Neil Clark ‘Andy Henry’ long male

3:16:10 pm

7h 15m 10s

33

17

60

‘bad sandwich’ toby messenger ‘ricky taylor’ long male

3:21:20 pm

7h 20m 20s

38

18

43

‘chalkie’s head d balls’ Padraic Feehan ‘Ian McNulty’ long male

2:52:00 pm

6h 51m

no hill

40

19

40

‘Solihull Amphibians’ Neil Bowler ‘Mark Hiley’ long male

3:00:12 pm

6h 59m 12s

no hill

41

20

67

‘Special K’s’ Keith Rochefort ‘Kurt Charnock’ long male

3:16:04 pm

7h 15m 4s

no hill

43

21

45

‘Madmen’ Nicholas Jameson-allen ‘Steve carey’ long male

3:21:44 pm

7h 20m 44s

no hill

44

22

37

‘Fast Buoys!’ Neill Barton ‘Iain Docwra’ long male DNS

38

‘Slow & Steady’ Paul Burke ‘Christian Board’ long male DNF

66

‘M3 Mamils’ Kenneth Ramsay ‘Marc Smith’ long male DNS

69

long male DNS

83

‘Swim Caorunn’ Emma Lamont ‘Graeme Neagle’ long mixed

1:43:32 pm

5h 42m 32s

3

1

87

‘Sink or Swim!’ Catriona Quirie ‘Fraser Gordon’ long mixed

1:49:14 pm

5h 48m 14s

4

2

90

‘Hairy Maclarey feat the avocado baby’ amy wolfe ‘Mark Nolan’ long mixed

1:52:15 pm

5h 51m 15s

5

3

78

‘Older but no wiser’ Ed Daynes ‘Marie Meldrum’ long mixed

1:58:00 pm

5h 57m

8

4

73

‘The Grand Rouge’ Erin Beveridge ‘Richard Frickleton’ long mixed

2:24:39 pm

6h 23m 39s

12

5

32

‘Twa Bridies’ Barbara Sweeney David Miller long mixed

2:24:40 pm

6h 23m 40s

13

6

82

‘Serpentine Secretes’ Beatrice Heller ‘Jonathan Butt’ long mixed

2:45:25 pm

6h 44m 25s

19

7

91

Claire Sutcliffe Steve Holliman long mixed

2:53:56 pm

6h 52m 56s

22

8

86

‘Con mucho gusto’ Wiedmann Markus ‘Birgit Seidler’ long mixed

2:57:53 pm

6h 56m 53s

23

9

77

‘Taniwha’ Jamie Davidson ‘Kat Royle’ long mixed

3:13:41 pm

7h 12m 41s

27

10

75

‘Hare and the Tortoise’ stephen cliff ‘Alex Hewitt’ long mixed

3:18:24 pm

7h 17m 24s

31

11

80

GTC Jon Mold Christine Catterson long mixed

3:22:13 pm

7h 21m 13s

34

12

81

‘Jellyfish’ Iain Ferguson ‘Anna Kintner’ long mixed

3:34:22 pm

7h 33m 22s

35

13

74

‘Why oh Why!’ nick butler ‘Victoria Byron’ long mixed

3:03:15 pm

7h 2m 15s

no hill

42

14

71

‘USF’ Jamie Aarons ‘Kyle Aarons’ long mixed DNS

72

‘Chester Tri A Team’ Kenny Begley ‘Bree Sutcliffe’ long mixed DNS

76

‘RNASA’ Richard Collins ‘Emma Kearney Miles’ long mixed DNS

84

‘foot by foot’ Juliet Loudon ‘Fergus SIm’ long mixed DNS

88

‘The Flying Scotts’ Gemma Scott ‘Chris Scott’ long mixed DNS

89

‘G&T’ Gina Stanley ‘Terry Stanley’ long mixed DNS

3

‘Adelante’ Lesley Higgins ‘Gillian McAlister’ short female

2:45:13 pm

2h 25m 13s

6

1

7

‘Your pace or mine’ Mary Riffkin ‘Sarah brysin’ short female

2:45:41 pm

2h 25m 41s

7

2

2

‘Team YOLO’ Erica Cromar ‘Marie Dye’ short female

2:52:45 pm

2h 32m 45s

9

3

1

‘Snail and Pace’ Jenny Buckley ‘Joanne Parker-Stirling’ short female

2:54:52 pm

2h 34m 52s

10

4

4

‘Tidal Waves’ Laura Hulse ‘Lindsay Chapman’ short female

2:58:00 pm

2h 38m

13

5

6

‘Penguins’ Camilla Pratt ‘Julia Burns’ short female

3:06:57 pm

2h 46m 57s

18

6

56

GTC Maureen Boyde Charlotte McLelland short female

3:12:45 pm

2h 52m 45s

19

7

5

‘G72 GIrls’ Helen Mackenzie ‘Michelle McLaughlin’ short female

3:31:20 pm

3h 11m 20s

22

8

8

‘Cinneadh’ Debbie Spencer ‘Jenny McColl’ short female DNS

10

‘Can’t run can’t swim’ Paul Gallagher ‘Alan Mackie’ short male

2:25:00 pm

2h 5m

1

1

79

‘Greg & Sam’ Sam Kirsop ‘Greg Styger’ short male

2:29:10 pm

2h 9m 10s

2

2

15

‘G72 Tri’ John Whale ‘James Jones’ short male

2:46:14 pm

2h 26m 14s

8

3

12

‘Newmans’ Roland Newman ‘Piers newman’ short male

2:55:25 pm

2h 35m 25s

11

4

55

Steven Ross Mike Davidson short male

2:58:57 pm

2h 38m 57s

14

4

11

‘Choobs’ Iain McSkimming ‘Mark Tokeley’ short male

2:55:55 pm

2h 35m 55s

12

5

13

‘Thirst place  water you gonna do about it’ James Rowlands ‘Dave Clark’ short male

3:00:48 pm

2h 40m 48s

17

6

9

‘Big Test icicles’ Callum Anderson ‘Iain Sutherland’ short male DNS

14

‘Sprigg’ Malcolm Watson ‘Tom Cox’ short male DNS

57

‘Olympia Sport/CYL Airnergy’ Eirik Johannessen ‘Peder Myhre’ short male DNS

53

‘CAAT’ Anna Taylor ‘Craig Armour’ short mixed

2:31:10 pm

2h 11m 10s

3

1

49

‘ParkLife’ Victoria Park ‘Ian Park’ short mixed

2:40:40 pm

2h 20m 40s

4

2

51

‘Tynedale Trollops’ George Schley ‘Carol Marshall’ short mixed

2:44:45 pm

2h 24m 45s

5

3

17

‘Can’t Swim  Won’t Run!’ Laura Hamill ‘Ian Moir’ short mixed

2:59:41 pm

2h 39m 41s

15

5

18

‘I thought it was a relay’ Tom Hill ‘Heidi Hill’ short mixed

3:00:07 pm

2h 40m 7s

16

6

54

‘Watford Wanderers’ Kika Watford ‘Robert Gaddie’ short mixed

3:19:15 pm

2h 59m 15s

20

7

16

‘medental duo’ Susan Gallagher ‘Annibale coia’ short mixed

3:29:39 pm

3h 9m 39s

21

8

47

‘The Gurkies’ Jane McGurk ‘Ian McGurk’ short mixed

3:46:11 pm

3h 26m 11s

23

9

19

‘the dizzy nik naks’ aaron krzyzanowski ‘nicola philp’ short mixed DNS

20

‘Scrambled Legs’ Calum Macleod ‘Laura Brannan’ short mixed DNS

48

‘Team McLean’ James McLean ‘Zoe McLean’ short mixed DNS

50

‘Wild Highlanders’ Steven Ross ‘Jennifer Rodger’ short mixed DNS

52

‘Steman’ Hazel Steven ‘Phil Skerman’ short mixed DNS

58

DNS

Spectator info 2017

The third Swim Run UK race takes place on Sunday 3rd September 2017.

200 athletes will be swimming and running their way across Loch Lomond.

There will be 2 races. Long course starting at Burnfoot Jetty Arden 8am and Short course starting at Lomond Arms Hotel 12noon.

Here’s our handy guide of where best you you see the action from dry land;

inchbyinch route

Long Course Start: Burnfoot Jetty, Arden 8am

Please park at Duck Bay and walk up (10mins)

Balmaha Pier – Conic Hill  9.10am – 12.30pm

Please park in the main Balmaha car park and walk round to pier directly opposite Inchcailloch.

Aldochlay – Lomond Arms Hotel Finish 12.30pm – 5pm

A great way to see a lot of the action is to watch the start at Burnfoot then drive up to Luss where you can get the 9.50am waterbus to Balmaha, see the back of pack athletes complete swim 3 and the lead athletes come back from their run up Conic Hill before they head north to Cashels. Then get the 11.40 waterbus back to Luss, passing the swimmers in the water on the way, in time for the first finishers sometime between 12.45pm and 1.30pm

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PARK YOUR CAR AT CASHELS CAMPSITE!!!

If you want to climb Conic Hill alongside your athletes then you can get the 13.30 or 15.00 boat back.

Loch Lomond waterbus timetable – http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/rr-content/uploads/2016/07/Loch-Lomond-and-Loch-Katrine-Waterbus-timetable.pdf

ALSO if you want to base yourself at Luss and see the athletes on the small islands loop / short course you can get the small blue and white Lomond Lass island cruise boat from the far right of Luss beach. It will do half hour cruises through the narrows allowing you to see swims 6, 7,8,9.

lomond-lass

Keep up to date with the race progress on the Facebook page where we will have photos, videos and time checks.

SwimRun Loch Lomond Race Numbers 2017

SwimRun UK Championship Course

Team_Type Team_Name Forename Surname Team_Member_2_Name

21

Female ‘Bell’s Belles’ Megan Davey ‘Gail’

22

Female ‘Flash and 8’ Natasha Dyer ‘Octavia Williams’

24

Female ‘Jelly’ Jody East ‘Elle breeds’

25

Female ‘Team WhatTheHellAreWeDoing?’ Megan Heathershaw ‘Ragnhild Viken’

26

Female ‘Will Swim For Cake’ Jo Kilkenny ‘Gemma Chaters’

27

Female ‘Team 40+’ Victoria Lea ‘Jenny Ruscoe’

28

Female ‘can’t swim can’t run’ caroline mclaughlan ‘lesley Gray’

29

Female ‘Ealing Ladies’ Christine Meek ‘Sarah Percival’

30

Female ‘Porty Ladies second team’ Oonagh O’Brien ‘Joanne Campbell’

31

Female ‘ERC Porty Ladies’ Penny Rother ‘Ann Johnstone’

32

Female ‘Twa Bridies’ Barbara Sweeney ‘Elise Methven’

33

Female ‘WAGS TRI CLUB’ Julia Trapp ‘ALEX’

34

Female ‘Ellie and Eilidh’ Eleanor Woodward ‘Eilidh Hawkins’

35

Male ‘The Andrew tug boats’ Douglas Andrew ‘Fergus Andrew’

36

Male ‘B&B’ Will Barter ‘Mark Ball’

37

Male ‘Fast Buoys!’ Neill Barton ‘Iain Docwra’

38

Male ‘Slow & Steady’ Paul Burke ‘Christian Board’

39

Male ‘The Chunky Monkees’ Neil Clark ‘Andy Henry’

40

Male ‘Solihull Amphibians’ Gareth David ‘Mark Hiley’

41

Male ‘Howden swim club’ Robert Davison ‘Matt Rigby’

42

Male ‘Jon and Al’ Jonathan dearing ‘Al Preiss’

43

Male ‘chalkie’s head d balls’ Padraic Feehan ‘Ian McNulty’

44

Male ‘Slog it out’ Dave Garrett ‘Kev Stokes’

45

Male ‘Madmen’ Nicholas Jameson-allen ‘Steve carey’

46

Male ‘Isoman’ Gary Jarvis ‘Phil Parsons’

57

Male ‘Olympia Sport/CYL Airnergy’ Eirik Johannessen ‘Peder Myhre’

58

Male ‘Greg & Sam’ Sam Kirsop ‘Greg Styger’

59

Male ‘Reverse Alphas But Better Than Last Time’ Richard McLaughlin ‘Iain Chirnside’

60

Male ‘bad sandwich’ toby messenger ‘ricky taylor’

61

Male ‘SchlumDogs’ Mark Metcalfe ‘Gavin Robottom’

62

Male ‘Gandolf and Gollum’ Ewan Mulhern ‘David  Ogg’

63

Male ‘OBF’ Dan Noraika ‘Keith Freegard’

64

Male ‘Chundernauts’ James Overell ‘Joris van der Horst’

65

Male ‘Swim Forrest Run’ Andrew Peakman ‘Peter Mason’

66

Male ‘M3 Mamils’ Kenneth Ramsay ‘Marc Smith’

67

Male ‘Special K’s’ Keith Rochefort ‘Kurt Charnock’

68

Male ‘Extra Ballast’ Richie Tannock ‘Sandy Mcculloch’

70

Male ‘WTF’ Gavin Wright ‘David Harison’

71

Mixed ‘USF’ Jamie Aarons ‘Kyle Aarons’

72

Mixed ‘Chester Tri A Team’ Kenny Begley ‘Bree Sutcliffe’

73

Mixed ‘The Grand Rouge’ Erin Beveridge ‘Richard Frickleton’

74

Mixed ‘Why oh Why!’ nick butler ‘Victoria Byron’

75

Mixed ‘Hare and the Tortoise’ stephen cliff ‘Alex Hewitt’

76

Mixed ‘RNASA’ Richard Collins ‘Emma Kearney Miles’

77

Mixed ‘Taniwha’ Jamie Davidson ‘Kat Royle’

78

Mixed ‘Older but no wiser’ Ed Daynes ‘Marie Meldrum’

80

Mixed ‘LES DUETTISTESl’ ARNAUD DUET ‘DUET DEPRALON Brigitte’

81

Mixed ‘Jellyfish’ Iain Ferguson ‘Anna Kintner’

82

Mixed ‘Serpentine Secretes’ Beatrice Heller ‘Jonathan Butt’

83

Mixed ‘Swim Caorunn’ Emma Lamont ‘Graeme Neagle’

84

Mixed ‘foot by foot’ Juliet Loudon ‘Fergus SIm’

85

Mixed ‘2DBZ’ Trevor Mahoney ‘Katie Mahoney’

86

Mixed ‘Con mucho gusto’ Wiedmann Markus ‘Birgit Seidler’

87

Mixed ‘Sink or Swim!’ Catriona Quirie ‘Fraser Gordon’

88

Mixed ‘The Flying Scotts’ Gemma Scott ‘Chris Scott’

89

Mixed ‘G&T’ Gina Stanley ‘Terry Stanley’

90

Mixed ‘Hairy Maclarey feat the avocado baby’ amy wolfe ‘Mark Nolan’

91

Sprint Course

Team_Type Team_Name Forename Surname Team_Member_2_Name

1

Female ‘Snail and Pace’ Jenny Buckley ‘Joanne Parker-Stirling’

2

Female ‘Team YOLO’ Erica Cromar ‘Marie Dye’

3

Female ‘Adelante’ Lesley Higgins ‘Gillian McAlister’

4

Female ‘Tidal Waves’ Laura Hulse ‘Lindsay Chapman’

5

Female ‘G72 GIrls’ Helen Mackenzie ‘Michelle McLaughlin’

6

Female ‘Penguins’ Camilla Pratt ‘Julia Burns’

7

Female ‘Your pace or mine’ Mary Riffkin ‘Sarah brysin’

8

Female ‘Cinneadh’ Debbie Spencer ‘Jenny McColl’

9

Male ‘Big Test icicles’ Callum Anderson ‘Iain Sutherland’

10

Male ‘Can’t run can’t swim’ Paul Gallagher ‘Alan Mackie’

11

Male ‘Choobs’ Iain McSkimming ‘Mark Tokeley’

12

Male ‘Newmans’ Roland Newman ‘Piers newman’

13

Male ‘Thirst place  water you gonna do about it’ James Rowlands ‘Dave Clark’

14

Male ‘Sprigg’ Malcolm Watson ‘Tom Cox’

15

Male ‘G72 Tri’ John Whale ‘James Jones’

16

Mixed ‘medental duo’ Susan Gallagher ‘Annibale coia’

17

Mixed ‘Can’t Swim  Won’t Run!’ Laura Hamill ‘Ian Moir’

18

Mixed ‘I thought it was a relay’ Tom Hill ‘Heidi Hill’

19

Mixed ‘the dizzy nik naks’ aaron krzyzanowski ‘nicola philp’

20

Mixed ‘Scrambled Legs’ Calum Macleod ‘Laura Brannan’

47

Mixed ‘The Gurkies’ Jane McGurk ‘Ian McGurk’

48

Mixed ‘Team McLean’ James McLean ‘Zoe McLean’

49

Mixed ‘ParkLife’ Victoria Park ‘Ian Park’

50

Mixed ‘Wild Highlanders’ Steven Ross ‘Jennifer Rodger’

51

Mixed ‘Tynedale Trollops’ George Schley ‘Carol Marshall’

52

Mixed ‘Steman’ Hazel Steven ‘Phil Skerman’

53

Mixed ‘CAAT’ Anna Taylor ‘Craig Armour’

54

Mixed ‘Watford Wanderers’ Kika Watford ‘Robert Gaddie’

55

56

 

 

Valentines 50% off SwimRun UK Short Course races

Fancy dipping your toe into SwimRun?

Find your perfect SwimRun partner and get 50% off our 2017 Short Course races.

The short course races are perfect for endurance athletes wanting a taste of this exciting sport where you swim then run then swim and repeat several times with your team mate.

Courses are set for winning times of approx 2-2.5hrs, with most athletes comfortably finishing within 3-3.5hrs.

This offer is limited to the next 4 days or until sold out.

Glencoe Skyfall – Sun 25 June 2017

Snowdonia Llyn i Llyn – Sat 5th August 2017

Loch Lomond Inch By Inch – Sun 3rd September 2017

To enter visit https://www.entrycentral.com/hahaevents and use the code “valentine

 

Entry for SwimRun UK 2017 Race Series now open

Entry for the 2017 SwimRun UK Race Series is now open.

Enter at  https://www.entrycentral.com/HaHaEvents

The series features races at Glencoe, Snowdonia and Loch Lomond. The best team (male pair, female pair or mixed pair) from all 3 races will win a once in a lifetime trip to race in Australia.

SwimRun UK wants the series to be as competitive as possible, and understands that racing lots and lots can be expensive.

So… for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, all teams that sign up to race at BOTH SwimRun UK Glencoe Skyfall and SwimRun UK Snowdonia Llyn i Llyn will get a guaranteed FREE place on the start list for 2017 SwimRun UK Championships Loch Lomond Inch By Inch.

This offer is applicable to Long Course entries only.

Race SwimRun Glencoe & Snowdonia and get FREE entry to SwimRun Loch Lomond Inch by Inch

Entry for the 2017 SwimRun UK Race Series opens this Friday 23rd September. The series features races at Glencoe, Snowdonia and Loch Lomond. The best team (male pair, female pair or mixed pair) from all 3 races will win a once in a lifetime trip to race in Australia.

SwimRun UK wants the series to be as competitive as possible, and understands that racing lots and lots can be expensive.

So… for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, all teams that sign up to race at BOTH SwimRun UK Glencoe Skyfall and SwimRun UK Snowdonia Llyn i Llyn will get a guaranteed FREE place on the start list for 2017 SwimRun UK Championships Loch Lomond Inch By Inch.

This offer is applicable to Long Course entries only.

Glencoe Skyfall – Sun 25 June 2017

Long – Short (Full course details coming in next couple of days)

Snowdonia Llyn i Llyn – Sat 5th August 2017

Long – Short

Loch Lomond Inch By Inch – Sun 3rd September 2017

Long – Short & swim only

 

Entry for each Long Course race will be £300 per team + entrycentral.com booking fees.

So effectively each athlete gets to race for £100 per race.

Choose your partner wisely, you’re going to spend a lot of time together and you might be going to Australia together.

Swim Run UK Championship Report and Results 2016 – Loch Lomond Inch By Inch

1 loch, 10 islands, 1 mountain… and a whole lot of love.

For the 2nd year the weather was kind and the water and islands of Britain’s biggest body of water have been conquered, this time by a much larger amount of SwimRunners.

The evening before race day torrential rain fell from the thick dark clouds. From Race HQ in Luss athletes struggled to see across to the islands they would be swimming to. Thankfully the following morning was exactly as forecast – scattered cloud, no rain and best of all, no wind. Perfect weather for running 24km in your wetsuit and swimming 8km with your trainers on.

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Just after 8am the 63 teams competing in the 2016 Swim Run UK Championship started their first run from Burnfoot Jetty, through thick forest undergrowth, along the Western shore of Loch Lomond to the Mouth of the River Fruin and the first of the 10 swims, to Inchmurrin.

2swim1

Winning a bottle of whisky, Crawford Whyte and Peter Anderson of Team 25 – Loch Rock and 2 Smoking Backsides were first to make it to the Sprint point at the far end of Inchmurrin island following 1.5km swim and 3km running. Crawford finished in 2nd place last year with coaching colleague John Dargie, but circumstances dictated that this year he race with the younger Peter who had done very very little running or swimming in the previous 6 months, relying on his bike fitness to get him through.

Whisky won, job done… for now, because there was another bottle to be won at the top of Conic Hill and last year’s winner David Ogg, joined this year by Scotland’s most experienced SwimRunner and Loch Gu Loch almost winner Stuart Mcleod, were hot on their heels in 3rd place with unknowns Jason Parrish and Hauker Heimisson sandwiched in the middle. These 6 would battle it out all day with only 1 second separating 2nd and 3rd place at the finish line.

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Conic Hill 358m steep and  high above Loch Lomond

 

Swim 2 to Inchcailloch is the longest swim of the day at 2.8km. The Inch By Inch course is front loaded with the long swims and 3 high climbs. The highest part of the day, and the longest run, is back on the mainland after swim 3 Conic Hill. It’s here that the gaps in the field really begin to open up with pink bibs littered up and down the mountain. At the top the leaders were now 4 minutes ahead. By the time they got back to the bottom some athletes were only just beginning their climb. Another bottle of whisky claimed… but would they keep it?

conic-cross

1st and 2nd cross paths near the top of Conic Hill

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The main field stretched out on Conic Hill, with the islands of the first 1/3 of the Inch By Inch course behind them.

Not far behind the lead 3 a battle royal was beginning between teams from Aberdeenshire, Stirling and Hamburg, Germany. The Stirling team featuring Craig Coull and Gillian Stokes being the lead mixed team.

What I have noticed this year is the different attitude from the female athletes in the Female teams and the Mixed teams. At the Race Briefing the night before there was a very definite eyeing up and down of the Female competition by Penny Rother and Barbara Sweeney. Both raced last year, but returned with different partners. Penny’s team won last year because Barbara’s team (who were leading) got a wee bit lost near the end. Revenge was in Barbara’s eyes, she’s been training hard and with her former partner she finished 3rd in Snowdonia. But at the briefing both showed most concern about Gillian, who has a rather good palmares being first out of the water at the 2014 British Middle Distance Triathlon Champs, until they realised she was in a Mixed Team and wouldn’t be stealing the whisky from either of them.

Two and a half minutes separated the two rivals at the top of the hill, this gradually increasing to 21 minutes by the time they got to Swim 7 for Inchmoan, meaning this year Penny had no right to moan about Barbara and Elise’s crushing victory.

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But would Gillian and team mate Craig Coull be getting the Mixed Team whisky at all? Not if Shielhope Swimmers Andrew and Nicola Duggan had anything to say about it as they exited Swim 2 in an impressive 8th place overall, only 9 minutes behind the male leaders and almost 5 minutes ahead of 2nd placed Mixed team The Irish Duo, who were 1 minute ahead of the Stirling pair.

With an event route so complex, knowing the course can gain you ground and save you minutes – and in the case of Stuart Macleod and Chris Stirling last year at Loch Gu Loch it meant you don’t get lost and completely miss the final swim. Jason and Hauker were by far the stronger of the two teams chasing the leaders. In every swim they pulled away, only to be clawed back by Gandalf and Gollum’s superior local knowledge and path finding going round the smaller islands of the final 1/3 of the course.

Knowledge is something The Irish Duo knew would help them get a Mixed Race podium place. Keen to know more about SwimRun and proclaim that Ireland would be victorious, they walked 500 miles to marshal at Snowdonia (ok the drove). Whilst there they picked up lots of tips. Maeve by far had the fastest transition technique of the day at Inchmurrin, unlike her partner Cathal who faffed and faffed removing his trainers for the swim and struggled to get them into his swim bag. Although new to the sport Maeve showed several more experienced racers a clean pair of heels. The Fusion athlete got 2nd place earlier in the year at Loch Lo Man Standard triathlon. The Irish lass must like this loch as she and Cathal held onto 2nd place getting her another podium ceremony on the shores of Loch Lomond.

But who would be winning the Mixed Team race? By Swim 7 it was obvious as it was Gillian and Craig who had a 13 minute lead ahead of the Irish, over hauling both them and the Duggans who finished almost half an hour behind in 3rd place

With the rest of the field spreading out, by Swim 6 to Inchtavannach there was less than 90 seconds separating the 2nd and 3rd placed Male teams. Macleod and Ogg are both used to much longer events and have the endurance to cope, but what of their dark horse rivals?

Cheating happened next!

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Despite the briefing telling them to run to the sign at the far end of the North Inchmoan beach before swimming to Inchconnachan, the first 3 teams took a short cut. Thankfully the marshals spotted this and sent a kayaker to stop the rest. Respect to 4th place team Endless Summer II for taking the initiative and correcting themselves first meaning they would finish a further 3 or 4 minutes behind the leaders time.

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Swimmers taking the correct route at Inchmoan

Again at Swim 10, despite the marshals shouting loudly at them, the front 3 took a slightly shorter route into the boat club.

Whilst 30 minutes separated 1st and 3rd place in the Mixed Race, 30 minutes separated the winning time from last year and this year. That’s a roughly 10% improvement. Weather conditions were almost identical to last year, except a little cooler. So why such a big chop? Was it the 2 short cuts? No, possible 3 or 4 minutes saved there. Most likely it was simply a full year of getting to grips with the format and having the experience on the course last year that help Crawford guide his young team mate round the rugged course.

Likewise that knowledge helped reigning Swim Run UK Champion David Ogg of Gandalf and Gollum continually claw back time on Fulon Flyers who with a 40m lead lead with 150m to go were unaware of just how close to the finish they were and allowed their precious lead to dwindle as the auld timers sprinted to the line. Watching the Fulon boys take the wrong line into the finish area,  G&G finished in 3rd place just 1 second behind the invaders from England.

Alongside the Championship race was a smaller Short Course event that featured the final 1/3 of the main route, but started with a killer 1.5km leg breaking climb.

SwimRun Loch Lomond Inch By Inch may be shorter than other Scottish SR courses, it might not be a qualifier for the “world championships”, but it is by far the most exciting and challenging SwimRun course in the British Isles if not Europe, it has the most diverse terrain, gorgeous whisky and even wallabies… Oh and being less than 30 minutes from Glasgow’s City Centre it’s bloody easy to get to, CHEAP AND MOST FUN!

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Swim Run UK Champions Crawford Whyte and Peter Anderson (photo stolen from Erin Beveridge)

Finally… Massive thanks to Morag Scott and family of Inchmurrin, and the team at Luss Estates for all their support and encouragement allowing us to race over their wonderful islands.

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Full results below.

overall Place Gender Distance Bib Name Time Start Finish Forename Surname team member 2
1 1 Male long 25 Loch Rock and 2 Smoking Backsides’ 4:56:07.9 0:00.0 4:56:07.9 Peter Anderson ‘Crawford Whyte’
2 2 Male long 24 ‘Fulon Flyers’ 5:03:07.5 0:00.0 5:03:07.5 Jason Parrish ‘Hauker Heimisson’
3 3 Male long 54 Gandalf and Gollum’ 5:03:8.7 0:00.0 5:03:08.7 Stuart Macleod ‘David Ogg’
4 4 Male long 20 ‘Endless Summer ll’ 5:14:48.2 0:00.0 5:14:48.3 Ryan Watt ‘George Noble’
5 1 Mixed long 66 ‘STIRLING TRIATHLON’ 5:17:41.2 0:00.0 5:17:41.3 GILLIAN STOKES ‘CRAIG COULL’
6 5 Male long 34 ‘Phyllobates Hamburg’ 5:32:18.1 0:00.0 5:32:18.1 Vincent Gabalda Jenson Abernetty
7 2 Mixed long 70 ‘The Irish Duo’ 5:36:28.4 0:00.0 5:36:28.4 Maeve Maher-McWilliams ‘Cathal Reilly’
8 6 Male long 27 ‘Glasgow Nomads’ 5:40:43.6 0:00.0 5:40:43.6 Chris Gorman ‘Colin Dupre’
9 3 Mixed long 65 ‘Shielhope Swimmers’ 5:44:34.2 0:00.0 5:44:34.2 Andrew Duggan ‘Nicola Duggan’
10 4 Mixed long 62 ‘Norfolk and Chance’ 5:44:46.5 0:00.0 5:44:46.5 Craig Wallet ‘Catherine Murray’
11 7 Male long 33 ‘Old Knutty Boys’ 5:53:23.5 0:00.0 5:53:23.5 peter openshaw ‘Andy Dines’
12 5 Mixed long 59 ‘Durham Wetters’ 5:53:34.2 0:00.0 5:53:34.2 Andrew Scott ‘Lauren Munro-Bennett’
13 8 Male long 14 ‘Baku Buddies’ 5:55:29.5 0:00.0 5:55:29.5 Kenneth Duffy ‘Callum Duffy’
14 9 Male long 31 ‘Maximillian Smashfest’ 5:57:39.8 0:00.0 5:57:39.8 Richard Lees ‘Graeme Neagle’
15 10 Male long 43 ‘Swimrunning…. Err  you what?!’ 6:00:24.3 0:00.0 6:00:24.3 Tom Raftery ‘James utting’
16 6 Mixed long 67 Team Justice For Gingers’ 6:01:31.6 0:00.0 6:01:31.6 Gerard McConville ‘Emma Lamont’
17 11 Male long 41 ‘Swim Forrest Run’ 6:08:28.9 0:00.0 6:08:28.9 Andrew Peakman ‘Peter Mason’
18 12 Male long 42 ‘Swim Run na Gàidhealtachd’ 7:38:00.5 0:00.0 6:08:37.5 Calum Maclean ‘Angus Murray’
19 13 Male long 44 ‘Tartan Spartans’ 6:08:38.4 0:00.0 6:08:38.4 Stephen Pratt ‘Alan Cardwell’
20 1 Female long 11 ‘Twa Bridies’ 6:10:03.7 0:00.0 6:10:03.7 Barbara Sweeney ‘Elise Methven’
21 14 Male long 26 ‘Gael T Canuck’ 6:15:57.5 0:00.0 6:15:57.6 Pete Wightman ‘Conor McErlean’
22 15 Male long 35 ‘RedVenom.co.uk’ 6:18:30.7 0:00.0 6:18:30.7 Mike Weed ‘Tony Weed’
23 16 Male long 19 ‘Double A’ 6:19:26.7 0:00.0 6:19:26.7 Alasdair Hood ‘Andrew Hood’
24 7 Mixed long 5 ‘DARK PEAK LADY BOYS’ 6:19:44.0 0:00.0 6:19:44.0 Sarah Broadhurst ‘Rob davison’
25 8 Mixed long 18 ‘Dark peak’ 6:19:44.0 0:00.0 6:19:44.0 Matt Rigby ‘Penny Collier’
26 18 Male long 37 ‘Sharky & George’ 6:20:40.8 0:00.0 6:20:40.8 Peter Rowe ‘George Blessley’
27 19 Male long 39 ‘Something Funny’ 6:21:48.8 0:00.0 6:21:48.8 David Duffy ‘David McKenzie’
28 20 Male long 45 ‘Team Atlantis’ 6:21:52.3 0:00.0 6:21:52.3 Kevin Stokes ‘Dave Garrett’
29 9 Mixed long 57 ‘Cartball Crew’ 6:22:57.8 0:00.0 6:22:57.9 Lea Ball ‘Leyla Cartwright’
30 2 Female long 1 Pennannce 6:24:27.6 0:00.0 6:24:27.6 Penny Rother Anne’
31 21 Male long 40 ‘Spanish Matalascañas’ 6:31:22.7 0:00.0 6:31:22.7 Miguel Mudarra ‘Jose Segura’
32 22 Male long 12 QUENTIN TARTANTINO APPRECIATION SOCIETY’ 6:32:41.9 0:00.0 6:32:41.9 Jon Ostravious
33 10 Mixed long 61 ‘long distance is the wrong distance’ 6:35:26.6 0:00.0 6:35:26.6 Deborah Gunning ‘Craig Stark’
34 23 Male long 51 ‘Wet Bandits’ 6:35:32.5 0:00.0 6:35:32.5 Greig Farmer ‘Steven McEwan’
35 24 Male long 15 ‘Bob Marley on Toast’ 6:37:24.1 0:00.0 6:37:24.1 Gavin Robottom ‘Mark Metcalfe’
36 25 Male long 28 ‘GTC’ 6:40:49.4 0:00.0 6:40:49.4 Stephen Hogarth ‘Marc Bailey’
37 Mixed long 71 ‘Tri Swim Coaching’ 6:43:59.3 0:00.0 6:43:59.3 Annie Oberlin-Harris ‘Ali Hollest’
38 Male long 13 ‘B2P last but not least’ 6:45:15.7 0:00.0 6:45:15.7 Jason Barrett ‘Tom wright’
39 Female long 6 ‘In for a Penny…’ 6:46:27.5 0:00.0 6:46:27.5 Angela McPartlane ‘suzanne pratt’
40 Mixed long 68 ‘Team Mac’ 6:46:47.4 0:00.0 6:46:47.4 Claire McPhee ‘Neil McPhee’
41 Female long 4 ‘Bell’s Belles’ 6:48:54.9 0:00.0 6:48:54.9 Megan Davey ‘Vicky Macrae’
42 Male long 32 ‘New Kids On The Loch’ 6:50:47.7 0:00.0 6:50:47.8 Aaron McDougall ‘Erik Babcock’
43 Male long 17 ‘Crane Men’ 6:58:27.9 0:00.0 6:58:27.9 Alexander Mcculloch ‘Richie Tannock’
44 Male long 23 ‘Fossil Fuel’ 7:02:08.9 0:00.0 7:02:08.9 Mark Twelftree ‘Paul Naughton’
45 Female long 2 ‘Alfi’ 7:02:17.1 0:00.0 7:02:17.1 Fiona MacGregor ‘Alison O’Prey’
46 Male long 49 ‘The Wooden Spoons’ 7:03:13.5 0:00.0 7:03:13.5 Paul Millar ‘David McConville’
47 Male long 30 ‘Lincoln Tri’ 7:05:18.0 0:00.0 7:05:18.0 Mark Speed ‘Andy Johnson’
48 Male long 48 ‘The Vital Sparks’ 7:05:56.1 0:00.0 7:05:56.1 Scott Samuel ‘James Barfoot’
49 Male long 46 ‘Team Bower’ 7:05:56.3 0:00.0 7:05:56.3 Kris Davidson ‘Cedric Grosjean’
50 Female long 9 ‘SYTri’ 7:07:13.9 0:00.0 7:07:13.9 Sarah Exon ‘Abi Gregory’
51 Male long 21 ‘Eynsham A Team’ 7:11:26.0 0:00.0 7:11:26.0 Mark Schofield ‘Nick Maynard’
52 Male long 29 ‘Huff and puff’ 7:12:31.7 0:00.0 7:12:31.7 Nick Wyndham ‘Marcus barrick’
53 Mixed long 56 ‘BofA’ 7:13:12.6 0:00.0 7:13:12.6 David Richards ‘Ester Coma Ramos’
54 Mixed long 60 ‘Fa-Can-El that was fast’ 7:20:33.3 0:00.0 7:20:33.4 Christine Catterson ‘Paul Wallace’
55 Mixed long 55 ‘Anna et Al’ 7:21:12.7 0:00.0 7:21:12.7 al stanton ‘Anna White’
56 Female long 3 ‘Because we can……!’ 7:26:38.0 0:00.0 7:26:38.0 julie Tanner ‘Sarah Hyde’
57 Male long 36 ‘Reverse Alphas’ 7:29:41.4 0:00.0 7:29:41.4 Richard McLaughlin ‘Iain Chirnside’
58 Female long 10 ‘Team 40+’ 7:31:56.3 0:00.0 7:31:56.3 Victoria Lea ‘Jenny Ruscoe’
59 Conic Hill Cut Off Male long 52 ‘What could possibly go wrong?’ 6:18:39.4 0:00.0 nc 6:18:39.4 Jonathan Bridges ‘Kenny Elder’
60 Conic Hill Cut Off Female long 7 ‘Porty Ladies second team’ 6:22:10.5 0:00.0 nc 6:22:10.5 Oonagh O’Brien ‘Joanne Campbell’
61 Conic Hill Cut Off Mixed long 58 ‘Do Fings!’ 6:58:53.6 0:00.0 nc 6:58:53.6 Amanda Randall ‘John Edwards’
62 Conic Hill Cut Off Male long 38 ‘Solihull Triathlon Club’ 7:15:31.9 0:00.0 nc 7:15:31.9 Neil Bowler ‘Gareth David’
63 Mixed long 64 ‘Serpies’ DNF 0:00.0 Andrew Gray ‘Sarah-Kate Berlyn’
Female long 8 ‘Rowing Birds’ DNS
Male long 16 ‘Bri Tri Originals’ DNS Matt Honey ‘Graeme Cox’
Male long 22 ‘Fife amphibians’ DNS hamish stephen ‘charles anderson’
Male long 47 ‘The Acorns’ DNS Sean Walsh ‘Tristan handley’
Male long 50 ‘Wave warriors’ DNS Markus Pressdee ‘Pete Crabb’
Male long 53 ‘Yassink or Swim’ DNS Calum Sweeney ‘Omar Yassin’
Mixed long 63 ‘Redcaps #1’ DNS Mike Jordan ‘Dawn Charles’
Mixed long 69 ‘The Blonde and the Beard’ DNS Henry Bremridge ‘Georgina Smee’
SHORT
overall Place Gender Distance Bib Name Time Start Finish Forename Surname team member 2
1 1 118 Mixed short ‘Steman’ 2:02:48.6 4:22:33.4 6:25:22.0 Hazel Steven ‘Phil Skerman’
2 1 113 Male short ‘Big Test icicles’ 2:08:25.7 4:22:33.4 6:30:59.0 Callum Anderson ‘Iain Sutherland’
3 2 111 Male short ‘Paul and Alan’ 2:09:10.8 4:22:33.4 6:31:44.2 Alan Mackie ‘Paul Galllacher’
4 2 117 Mixed short ‘Big Mountain’ 2:09:28.4 4:22:33.4 6:32:01.8 Ingrid Machell ‘Alex Spencer’
5 3 120 Mixed short ‘Jellyfish’ 2:18:47.2 4:22:33.4 6:41:20.6 Iain Ferguson ‘Anna Kinter’
6 1 108 Female short ‘Cinneadh’ 2:24:27.1 4:22:33.4 6:47:00.5 Debbie Spencer ‘Jenny McColl’
7 4 116 Mixed short ‘Monifeith Marauders’ 2:27:42.4 4:22:33.4 6:50:15.8 Adam Wilson ‘Julie Wilson’
8 2 106 Female short ‘The Sisters’ 2:34:36.7 4:22:33.4 6:57:10.1 Juliet Loudon ‘Laurel Brodie’
9 3 109 Female short ‘Homer&Co’ 2:38:53.8 4:22:33.4 7:01:27.2 Sharon Holmes ‘Val Barr’
10 4 103 Female short ‘Your Pace or Mine?’ 2:44:30.8 4:22:33.4 7:07:04.2 Mary Riffkin ‘Sarah Bryson’
11 5 105 Female short ‘Water babes’ 2:57:17.3 4:22:33.4 7:19:50.7 Fiona Grove ‘Ali Mosedale’
12 6 110 Female short Geeza Bhreac 3:06:46.5 4:22:33.4 7:29:19.9 Mo Boyd Charlotte
13 7 107 Female short ‘Fleet Feet Foxes’ 3:07:46.1 4:22:33.4 7:30:19.5 Rozanne Boynton ‘Jennifer Cain’
14 8 123 Female short Rowing Birds 3:17:46.0 4:22:33.4 7:40:19.4
15 5 119 Mixed short ‘The Blind leading the blind’ 3:26:42.0 4:22:33.4 7:49:15.4 Alasdair Crawford ‘Aileen O’Donnell’
16 9 101 Female short ‘Susan and Lesley’ 4:03:58.9 4:22:33.4 8:26:32.2 Lesley McLuskey ‘Susan Gallacher’
17 3 112 Male short ‘The Gin Widowers’ 4:16:10.8 4:22:33.4 8:38:44.2 Stuart Fair ‘Neil Jeffrey’
18 102 Female short ‘Suzkim’ DNS Susan Lindsay ‘Kimberley king’
19 104 Female short ‘Happy Feet’ DNS lynne naylor ‘Louise Todd’
20 114 Male short ‘Chundernauts’ DNS Joris Van der Horst ‘James Overell’
21 115 Mixed short ‘Water Rats’ DNS Brett Welch ‘Kathryn Welch’

 

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Inch By Inch Race Numbers

Here is what I think is the final start list for SwimRun Loch Lomond Inch By Inch. Please have a quick check and make sure you are down correctly.

If you emailed to defer, I might have missed it. If you are still on this list please let me know asap.

Long

Team_Type Team_Name Forename Surname Team_Member_2_Name

1

Female ‘.’ Penny Rother ‘.’

2

Female ‘Alfi’ Fiona MacGregor ‘Alison O’Prey’

3

Female ‘Because we can……!’ julie Tanner ‘Sarah Hyde’

4

Female ‘Bell’s Belles’ Megan Davey ‘Vicky Macrae’

5

Female ‘DARK PEAK LADIES’ Sarah Broadhurst ‘Penny Collier’

6

Female ‘In for a Penny…’ Angela McPartlane ‘suzanne pratt’

7

Female ‘Porty Ladies second team’ Oonagh O’Brien ‘Joanne Campbell’

8

Female ‘Rowing Birds’ Clothilde Hugot ‘Emma Galloway’

9

Female ‘SYTri’ Sarah Exon ‘Abi Gregory’

10

Female ‘Team 40+’ Victoria Lea ‘Jenny Ruscoe’

11

Female ‘Twa Bridies’ Barbara Sweeney ‘Elise Methven’

12

Male ‘Auld Hamilton Boys’ Craig Forrest ‘Colin Pratt’

13

Male ‘B2P last but not least’ Jason Barrett ‘Tom wright’

14

Male ‘Baku Buddies’ Kenneth Duffy ‘Callum Duffy’

15

Male ‘Bob Marley on Toast’ Gavin Robottom ‘Mark Metcalfe’

16

Male ‘Bri Tri Originals’ Matt Honey ‘Graeme Cox’

17

Male ‘Crane Men’ Alexander Mcculloch ‘Richie Tannock’

18

Male ‘Dark peak’ Matt Rigby ‘Rob davison’

19

Male ‘Double A’ Alasdair Hood ‘Andrew Hood’

20

Male ‘Endless Summer ll’ Ryan Watt ‘George Noble’

21

Male ‘Eynsham A Team’ Mark Schofield ‘Nick Maynard’

22

Male ‘Fife amphibians’ hamish stephen ‘charles anderson’

23

Male ‘Fossil Fuel’ Mark Twelftree ‘Paul Naughton’

24

Male ‘Fulon Flyers’ Jason Parrish ‘Hauker Heimisson’

25

Male ‘Fusion-Coaching / CW Coaching’ Peter Anderson ‘Crawford Whyte’

26

Male ‘Gael T Canuck’ Pete Wightman ‘Conor McErlean’

27

Male ‘Glasgow Nomads’ Chris Gorman ‘Colin Dupre’

28

Male ‘GTC’ Stephen Hogarth ‘Marc Bailey’

29

Male ‘Huff and puff’ Nick Wyndham ‘Marcus barrick’

30

Male ‘Lincoln Tri’ Mark Speed ‘Andy Johnson’

31

Male ‘Maximillian Smashfest’ Richard Lees ‘Graeme Neagle’

32

Male ‘New Kids On The Loch’ Aaron McDougall ‘Erik Babcock’

33

Male ‘Old Knutty Boys’ peter openshaw ‘Andy Dines’

34

Male ‘Phyllobates Hamburg’ Vincent Gabalda Jenson Abernetty

35

Male ‘RedVenom.co.uk’ Mike Weed ‘Tony Weed’

36

Male ‘Reverse Alphas’ Richard McLaughlin ‘Iain Chirnside’

37

Male ‘Sharky & George’ Peter Rowe ‘George Blessley’

38

Male ‘Solihull Triathlon Club’ Neil Bowler ‘Gareth David’

39

Male ‘Something Funny’ David Duffy ‘David McKenzie’

40

Male ‘Spanish Matalascañas’ Miguel Mudarra ‘Jose Segura’

41

Male ‘Swim Forrest Run’ Andrew Peakman ‘Peter Mason’

42

Male ‘Swim Run na Gàidhealtachd’ Calum Maclean ‘Angus Murray’

43

Male ‘Swimrunning…. Err  you what?!’ Tom Raftery ‘James utting’

44

Male ‘Tartan Spartans’ Stephen Pratt ‘Alan Cardwell’

45

Male ‘Team Atlantis’ Kevin Stokes ‘Dave Garrett’

46

Male ‘Team Bower’ Kris Davidson ‘Cedric Grosjean’

47

Male ‘The Acorns’ Sean Walsh ‘Tristan handley’

48

Male ‘The Vital Sparks’ Scott Samuel ‘James Barfoot’

49

Male ‘The Wooden Spoons’ Paul Millar ‘David McConville’

50

Male ‘Wave warriors’ Markus Pressdee ‘Pete Crabb’

51

Male ‘Wet Bandits’ Greig Farmer ‘Steven McEwan’

52

Male ‘What could possibly go wrong?’ Jonathan Bridges ‘Kenny Elder’

53

Male ‘Yassink or Swim’ Calum Sweeney ‘Omar Yassin’

54

Male Gandalf and Gollum’ Stuart Macleod ‘David Ogg’

55

Mixed ‘Anna et Al’ al stanton ‘Anna White’

56

Mixed ‘BofA’ David Richards ‘Ester Coma Ramos’

57

Mixed ‘Cartball Crew’ Lea Ball ‘Leyla Cartwright’

58

Mixed ‘Do Fings!’ Amanda Randall ‘John Edwards’

59

Mixed ‘Durham Wetters’ Andrew Scott ‘Lauren Munro-Bennett’

60

Mixed ‘Fa-Can-El that was fast’ Christine Catterson ‘Paul Wallace’

61

Mixed ‘long distance is the wrong distance’ Deborah Gunning ‘Craig Stark’

62

Mixed ‘Norfolk and Chance’ Craig Wallet ‘Catherine Murray’

63

Mixed ‘Redcaps #1’ Mike Jordan ‘Dawn Charles’

64

Mixed ‘Serpies’ Andrew Gray ‘Sarah-Kate Berlyn’

65

Mixed ‘Shielhope Swimmers’ Andrew Duggan ‘Nicola Duggan’

66

Mixed ‘STIRLING TRIATHLON’ GILLIAN STOKES ‘CRAIG COULL’

67

Mixed ‘Justice For Gingers’ Gerard McConville ‘Emma Lamont’

68

Mixed ‘Team Mac’ Claire McPhee ‘Neil McPhee’

69

Mixed ‘The Blonde and the Beard’ Henry Bremridge ‘Georgina Smee’

70

Mixed ‘The Irish Duo’ Maeve Maher-McWilliams ‘Cathal Reilly’

71

Mixed ‘Tri Swim Coaching’ Annie Oberlin-Harris ‘Ali Hollest’

Short

Team_Type Team_Name Forename Surname Team_Member_2_Name

101

Female ‘Susan and Lesley’ Lesley McLuskey ‘Susan Gallacher’

102

Female ‘Suzkim’ Susan Lindsay ‘Kimberley king’

103

Female ‘Your Pace or Mine?’ Mary Riffkin ‘Sarah Bryson’

104

Female ‘Happy Feet’ lynne naylor ‘Louise Todd’

105

Female ‘Water babes’ Fiona Grove ‘Ali Mosedale’

106

Female ‘The Sisters’ Juliet Loudon ‘Laurel Brodie’

107

Female ‘Fleet Feet Foxes’ Rozanne Boynton ‘Jennifer Cain’

108

Female ‘Cinneadh’ Debbie Spencer ‘Jenny McColl’

109

Female ‘Homer&Co’ Sharon Holmes ‘Val Barr’

110

Female Geeza Bhreac Mo Boyd Charlotte

111

Male ‘Paul and Alan’ Alan Mackie ‘Paul Galllacher’

112

Male ‘The Gin Widowers’ Stuart Fair ‘Neil Jeffrey’

113

Male ‘Big Test icicles’ Callum Anderson ‘Iain Sutherland’

114

Male ‘Chundernauts’ Joris Van der Horst ‘James Overell’

115

Mixed ‘Water Rats’ Brett Welch ‘Kathryn Welch’

116

Mixed ‘Monifeith Marauders’ Adam Wilson ‘Julie Wilson’

117

Mixed ‘Big Mountain’ Ingrid Machell ‘Alex Spencer’

118

Mixed ‘Steman’ Hazel Steven ‘Phil Skerman’

119

Mixed ‘The Blind leading the blind’ Alasdair Crawford ‘Aileen O’Donnell’

120

Mixed ‘Jellyfish’ Iain Ferguson ‘Anna Kinter’

Registration and briefing venue change

With only 4 sleeps until SwimRun UK Championship race day Loch Lomond Inch By Inch, the good news is that the weather for Sunday is looking ideal for swimming and running across Loch Lomond – 10% chance of rain, 50% cloud cover and a slight westerly wind pushing you towards Inchcailloch.

Saturday late afternoon however is a very very different story.

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At the time of the reccy cruise very heavy rain is predicted, with a small possibility of thunder and lightning.  Because the rear half of both boats are exposed, the captain has advised that he would have to reduce the number of people allowed on board each. Not that we would get to see much anyway since visibility would be reduced by the rain and on top of that all the windows would steam up.

So, I have taken the decision keep us dry, warm and happy and hold the race briefing on dry land… but with a stunning view (which sadly you probably won’t get to see).

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Race Registration 4.30 – 5.30pm 

Race Briefing 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Lodge on Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond, Luss G83 8PA

 

Lodge on Loch Lomond is just a 150m walk up the beach from Luss pier or 200m from the finish at Lomond Arms Hotel.

CAR PARKING

SATURDAY

Due to weddings at both hotels they have asked that athletes DO NOT park in their car parks. Please use the main village car park which has plenty of space for all athletes.

SUNDAY

Short course – please DO NOT park in the hotel car park, not on the road. Please use the main village car park.

Long Course – There is parking for approx 30 cars at Burnfoot.

What would be ideal is if you team up with another pair and car share, with 1 team leaving their car at the finish and 1 at the start and drive each other back and forth.

Please do not park at the jetty itself, but in the car park just before the farm.

DO NOT park in the lane. Emergency access is required.

DO NOT park on the A82.burnfoot carparkOverspill parking at the start – please park on the old road at Duck Bay / Cruin and walk round. It will take less that 10 minutes.

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RACE START

Please ensure you are ready 15 minutes prior to the start – 7.45am (11.45am short course)

This will give us the opportunity to count athletes and double check everyone is on the start line.

Long course will start at 8am

Short Course will start at 12 noon

Everything else you need to know is detailed at https://swimrunuk.wordpress.com/loch-lomond/