The Cotswold Super Sprint takes place at The Cotswold Country Park and Beach, GL7 6DF, part of Britain’s largest water park, the Cotswold Water Park. The Waterland lake is usually used for swimming, canoeing, wind surfing and fishing. It is set in a beautifully landscaped area which has a children’s beach and play areas, a beachfront café, volleyball courts and BBQ/picnic areas; a brilliant venue to bring all the family.
The Park is near Cirencester – three miles from the A419 (between Swindon and Cirencester) and within easy reach of the M4 and M5 motorway. A map of the area is available here.
Entry fee to events include FREE Parking on Saturday for registration and £3 per car Sunday morning- usually £12 per car.
A one-lap lake swim in clear water (wetsuits must be used) is followed by a fairly flat, one lap ride on quiet country roads before departing for a two lap, traffic free run on paths around the lake (The Novice/Youth event is one lap). The short event and the venue are ideal for first timers or those moving from pool swim events to open water and the Super Sprint provides a great early fitness test or stepping-stone to Sprint and Standard distance.
Download a printable cycle course map (PDF).
There will be prizes for the top finisher in each five-year age group, and first Relay Team in the Super Sprint Event (minimum age 17 as at 31/12/19). Prizes are also awarded for first male and female overall and first youths in the Novice Event (minimum age 15 as at 31/12/19).
Camping will be 300m from swim start at Go-By-Cycle. This is a registered campsite with toilet and shower facilities within the site and some electrical hook-ups. To Book call 01285 862152 or visit their website.
Other useful links:
Cotswold Tourism, tel. 01285 654180, cotswolds.com
Wiltshire Tourism, tel. 01793 464578, www.visitwiltshire.co.uk