The Lakesman long-distance triathlon launching in 2016

Entries are now open for the Lakesman, a new long-distance triathlon set to take place in Cumbria on Sunday 19 June, 2016.

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The event will comprise of a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and a full marathon at 42km and is expected to be completed in around 9.5 hours by elite athletes or under 17.5 hours by less experienced competitors.

It will be hosted in the heart of the Lake District in West Cumbria taking participants through stunning scenery and along the coast.

The course will provide competitors with good surfaces and fairly flat terrain on the bike and run legs while the swim will take place in the still and picturesque Derwent Water.

Event organiser Marie Whitehead, of CN Events, said: “It’s fantastic that we can finally reveal the secret we’ve been planning for so long and officially launch the Lakesman. We’re so excited to finally bring this type of event to Cumbria – and we’re in the ideal location to do it.

“We reckon this could be the most scenic, one of the fastest, and the most enticing long-distance triathlon events in the country.”

The race is expected to attract 750 endurance athletes with 50 places being sold in the opening 24 hours.

To enter the Lakesman or for more information head to www.thelakesman.com.

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