Saturday 24th August 2019
Luss: Luss Beach, Less, United Kingdom
The pretty conservation village of Luss is situated almost 10 miles south of Tarbet on the western shore of Loch Lomond.
A settlement has stood on this site since medieval times although much of the current village dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, having been developed to house workers from nearby slate quarries.
With its prim, identical sandstone and slate cottages garlanded in rambling roses, and its narrow sandy, pebbly strand, the village became the setting for the successful TV soap High Road which undoubtedly contributed to its popularity during the 1980s and 1990s. For anyone wanting to escape the crowds, the 19th century parish church offers a haven of peace and has a lovely ceiling made from Scots pine rafters and some beautiful Victorian stained-glass windows.
Today Luss is a popular stopping-off point for visitors exploring the Loch Lomond area.
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.
PO BOX 2649, Glasgow
Phone: 0333 577 7946