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Cowm Clash Middle Distance Triathlon

Rochdale Triathlon Club would like to announce the opening of entries for the Cowm Clash Triathlon.


This tri entails an open water swim in Cowm reservoir, Whitworth and a beautiful bike and run round the surrounding areas.

To enter http://www.entrycentral.com/index.php?raceID=100734

There is a competitor limit of 125 so don't wait as the places will fill fast. Relay teams are welcome.

1.4km swim OW, 42km bike, 9.6km run.

The race will be held at Cowm Reservoir which is situated just above the town of Whitworth which is near Rochdale. Whitworth Water-ski Centre is based at Cowm Reservoir, which is accessible from the A671, turning into Tong Lane, then up Tong End and onto Back Cowm Lane, (OL12 8BE) where you will find the reservoir. The reservoir is approximately 800 feet above sea level so it will not be the warmest water in the world so WETSUITS ARE MANDATORY.

There is a cafe and there will be access to small changing rooms with three toilets which are situated inside the Whitworth ski centre, but there will be portable loo's outside, The race will start at 8am with 10 waves the fasted swim times will be off first.

All the courses will be well signed and marshalled


SWIM – The race will start at 8am with a swim distance of approx 1.4 km. This will take place in a deep water start, with waves of twenty and the fastest swim times will start first.

BIKE – The bike course is 42km, it can be described as a sporting course, hilly or undulating course with five major climbs in total.

RUN – The run course is 9.2km, with two laps round the Cowm Reservoir and up onto the tops, both laps will use the surrounding paths, grassy trails and tarmac surfaces, which can be seen from the reservoir it self.


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