British Cross Triathlon Championships set for Coniston
The British Cross Triathlon Championships are set to take place this weekend, with over 100 competitors all racing to win the coveted British titles at the Coniston Mountain Bike Triathlon on Sunday 10 June 2012.
The event is the fifth of eight British Age-Group Championships in 2012 and will see athletes race in the picturesque setting of the Coniston Lake in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.
The swim takes place from Coniston boating centre with athletes completing a 1,500m loop of the lake before embarking on a 28km mountain bike. The bike follows the roads away from the lake for about 3km of climbing to Lags Wood where the course joins Grizedale forest and the North Face trail.
The course takes in a full loop of this red graded trail, which is a mix of forest roads and purpose built single track. After a loop of the trail, the course takes the same route back to transition on the roads.
The 9km run course climbs the slopes of ‘The Old Man of Coniston’, stopping short of the top before transcending the contours of Walna Scar road. It then descends on the bridleway towards Bowmanstead, taking the footpath through Heathwaite before dropping back into Coniston.
The event is organised by UKMTBTRI with more information available on www.ukmtbtri.co.uk.