Saturday 4th August 2018
Loch Lubnaig: Loch Lubnaig, Callander, United Kingdom
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.
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
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.
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.
Powered safety boats and kayaks will provide safety cover.
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 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.
Ensure that you re-hydrate and fuel properly.