Loch Lubnaig 2018

Saturday 4th August 2018

Loch Lubnaig: Loch Lubnaig, Callander, United Kingdom

Swimming, Open water swimming


Activities

  • Open water swim-1 km - Wetsuit - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-1 km - Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-2km - Wetsuits - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-2k - Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-3km - Wetsuit - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-3k - Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Length of Loch Lubnaig Swim with wetsuit - Individual Age group/open
  • Length of Loch Swim - Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Length of Loch Swim - Wetsuit - already have a See Swim or Vigour Visibility Bag (pls note no other brand will be accepted) - Individual Age group/open
  • Length of Loch Swim -Skins - already have a See Swim or Vigour Visibility Bag (pls note no other brand will be accepted) - Individual Age group/open

Description

 
 

Loch Lubnaig (Loch Lùbnaig in Gaelic) is a small Loch near Callander in the Stirling council area, Scotland. It lies in the former county of Perthshire. It is part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

It is around 5km long and has depths of up to 44.5 metres. The Loch nestles in the space between Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich. Fed by the River Balvaig from the north and drained by the River Leny to the south, Loch Lubnaig offers fishing from the shore while canoes can be rented at the north end. Alternatively, two car parking areas on the east shore offer perfect, albeit sometimes busy, canoe launching points.

The route of the former Callander and Oban Railway runs along the west shore of the loch. This route has now been converted to a part of the National Cycle Network's 'Route 7' allowing cyclists and walkers to travel the 9 miles between Callander and Strathyre.

The name Lubnaig is a Gaelic one, meaning crooked.

 
Parking for both days will be at the McLaren Centre where swimmers will be bussed to Registration which will be held at The Cabin at Loch Lubnaig where toilet & changing facilities will be avaiable. 

 

 
 

Event details and schedule

 


 

Saturday Programme

Length of Loch Swim

6:45am - Bus Leaves McLaren Centre for The Cabin Wave 1 & 2
7:00am -
Bus Leaves McLaren Centre for The Cabin Wave 3
 07.00am - Registration opens (closes at 8:00) 08:05am - Briefing     – All swimmers

8:20am - Buses start leaving for the Start

12:00 - Presentations

1, 2 & 3k Swims


12:00 - Bus Leaves McLaren Centre
12:30 - 1:00 - Registartion
1:10 - Safety Briefing

14:00 - 3k Start 14:15 - 2k Start 14:30 - 1k Start
16:00 - Buses Start leaving for The Cabin

 

 

 

Sunday Programme  06:45am - Wave 1 & 2 Bus Leaves McLaren Centre for The Cabin 07:00am - Wave 3 Bus Leaves McLaren Centre for The Cabin
 07.00am - Registration opens (closes at 8:00) 08.05am - Briefing     – All competitors  08:20 - Wave 1 bus leaves for the Start 08:40 - Wave 2 bus leaves for the Start 09:00 - Wave 3 bus leaves for the Start  09.15am Start           – Wave 1 09.30am Start           – Wave 2 09:45am Start           – Wave 3  11:15am - Busses Start leaving for The Cabin 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrival

 

Once you have arrived on-site make your way to the registration tent area where our event team will complete your registration and answer any questions you may have. At registration each competitor will be body marked and receive a swim hat, your swim hat must be worn outermost during the duration of the swim. The timing will be provided by our partner company Racesplitter, there is no need for a chip timer.

 

 

 

Pre Race

 

On race day both competitors and spectators are advised to park in the designated areas only.

 

Transition will be open from 7.30am, only competitors and officials will be allowed access.

 

Verbal briefings from race organisers will take place at 8.35am. All competitors must be within registration area at this time, they will be registered with our Racesplitter timing team and a roll call count will take place to ensure your understanding of the swim layout, distances and procedures.

 

 

 

Safety Cover

 

Powered safety boats and kayaks will provide safety cover. 

 

 

 

The courses

 

Buoys on the loch will mark courses. The courses and details of the starts and finishes are shown on the following diagrams.

 

 

 

Any changes to the courses will be notified at the briefing.

 

 

 

 Spectators

 

Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the event and cheer the competitors on, please be mindful of competitors and where necessary step out of the way of oncoming swimmers.

 

 

 

At the Finish

 

Bring warm clothes with you to ensure that you stay warm and dry after the event.

 

Post Race

 

Ensure that you re-hydrate and fuel properly.

 

 

 

Organised by

Vigour Events

PO BOX 2649, Glasgow

Phone: 0333 577 7946

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