Hokey Cokey Swimrun
25 May 2019
The event will again start and finish in the lovely coastal harbour village of Charlestown. The long course will still be approximately 15km of running and 5km of sea swimming. We have retained the short course for those trying Swimrun for the first time. The short course will include around 7.5km of running and 2.5km of sea swimming.And, you'll be pleased to know that in 2018 we are offering individual entries for both distances and a paired entry for the long course! So, expect to run on a coastal path, sand, gravel, tarmac in your wetsuit, and your swim stages are all in the sea around the beautiful St Austell Bay coastline.
Athletes MUST enter/exit the water for the swim legs where the yellow Mad Hatter flags are located; the flags have been positioned to give you the best access to and from the water. If you choose to exit/enter at another point you may be disqualified from the event.Anyone found littering will be disqualified.There will be a water/food station at Porthpean, this station will have jelly babies, flapjacks and other goodies prior to the long run. No outside help is permitted.Marshals will ask for your race number at the start of some of the swim legs, this is to ensure that we have accounted for all participants.The first swim leg from Charlestown will take you out to a buoy which you will approach and pass on your left hand shoulder. You are then aiming for the beach to the right of the harbour and the exit will be marked by a flag. The remainder swim sections will not be marked with buoys, each swim is a point to point swim and you will not be led by a kayak. There will be a yellow Mad Hatter flag suggesting your entry/exit point. There will be a water support team on hand at all times but they are only there for your safety.Some of the swim sections may take you close to, or over rocks depending on your time and navigational skills. Please be aware that these obstacles are there, if you get to close you may have to coasteer. If you are worried about this then please give the shoreline a wide berth.Part of the last run (long course only) is alongside the golf course at Carlyon bay, please stick to the coast path and do not run on the golf course.There will be water available after the run along Carlyon Bay beach at the top of the path (long course only).There will be a mobile first aid unit that can be called to any location. Each marshal will also have a number of foil blankets in-case of emergency.
Suggested equipment1 wetsuit per participant suitable for water temperature of12+ degrees Celsius1 pair goggles per participant1 pair ‘off road/hybrid’ trainers per participant1 whistle per participantMandatory equipment that Mad Hatter will supplyRace bibs – must be worn at all times during the race andmust not be modifiedSwim hat – must be worn during all the swimsStrongly recommended equipmentSoft water bottle or cup/Hydration system. We will not beproviding any plastic cups out on the course but will beproviding water and basic energy food on stationsNutrition/gelsStrongly recommended equipment for solo competitors1 Tow float of any design