The Challenge: Complete The 225k Course Within 17 Hours

This Extreme Long Course Triathlon includes a swim in the iconic Wimbleball Lake; a 2 lap bike course incorporating a number of the UK’s top hill climbs and epic views of coast and moorland; and an offroad “proper trail marathon” run around the perimeter of the lake.

One of the toughest Long Course Triathlons available (and with Individual, Club Team, and Relay categories) this extraordinary event challenges athletes coming from across Europe to claim the XXX title.

Photo: XXX Soloist Lloyd Smith – Finisher 2016

DATE: 30 July 2017
LOCATION: Wimbleball, Exmoor National Park TA22 9NU
DISTANCES: 3.8K swim, 180K bike, 42k run

COURSE RECORDS: David Atkinson 11:54:15,52 Bonnie Van Wilgenburg 12:21:48,21
CATEGORIES: Soloist, Relay, Team (Club Champs)
OTHER EVENTS: XMan Sprint & Junior Duathlons 

Lead results from 2016 can be found here

XXX Long Course Individual/Club Team/Relay enter below

XXX Long Course 30 July 2017 (07:00 Start) Entries Open Friday 27 August. First 100 spaces before 30 November = £160 : Entries after 30 November = £245. * Booking Fees Included Terms & Conditions of entry can be found here

This action packed weekend includes: The South West Club Championship in association with Triathlon England and Exmoor National Park, Athlete development workshops offering: Injury prevention, Bike fit, Nutrition and Swim Smooth workshops; Guest speakers (to be announced soon); Good food celebrations including the pre-event pasta party; FREE Go Tri XMAN Warriors Kids Duathlon (Saturday 29 July); Skills School for children and coaches; After party with live music! BBQ & Exmoor Secret Orchard Cider at the finish line over hay bales. Watch full athlete interviews Here

XXX Course

Swim: 3.8K – 4 Lap Floating Start with lap splits and Australian style exit through spectator area on each lap.

Bike: 180K – 2 Lap bike course incorporating a number of the UK’s top hill climbs across Exmoor National Park

Run: 42K – 3 Lap off road “proper trail marathon” run around the perimeter of Wimbleball Lake. With lap split times.

WARNING : OVER 3900m (13,000ft) of CLIMBING

Athletes guidebook will be released soon you can view 2016 edition HERE (please note timings will change)

Feed Stations

3 feed stations (on each lap) 15 -25 miles apart.

Each Feed Station will have –
Torq Gels & nutrition, bananas (cut in half) water, isotonic drink.

You are advised to plan your own nutrition.

Run Course Feed Stations –

3 feed stations approx. 3.5 miles apart.
Torq Gels & nutrition, bananas (cut in half) water, isotonic drink, and coke.

Registration:

Main Marquee Wimbleball Lake

Saturday 09:00 – 10:00 & 15:30 – 16:30

Sunday 04:30 – 5:30

Bike Racking:

Lakeside event village

Sunday 04:30 – 05:40

Athlete Briefing

05:40 Athlete transition zone

Start: One Wave 06:00

Swim Cut Off: 08:00

Head torches required for runners starting a new lap after 20:00, buddy runners for athletes after 21:00, cut off time 23:00.

Camping 

Book your camping pitch 50 meters from event village. Please book at checkout to secure your pitch (£30 for the weekend Friday – Monday. Please bring cash to registration to get your permit).

Wimbleball Lake is an AA graded 3-star campsite which has also been awarded the Green Tourism gold award. The campsite benefits from two onsite glamping pods, spacious pitches, onsite showers, toilets and washing up facilities and is a dog-friendly campsite. There is a choice of hard standings pitches with electric for motorhomes. You can book this over the phone on 01566 77193.

Essentials

Please read your athletes guide (released 4 weeks prior to the event)
Please bring your BTF licence, if you are a member of your national body and not racing on a day licence – you can purchase one at registration or with your online entry.
Some form of identification so that we can make sure the right person is collecting the race numbers.
Money for extra food and shopping there are no cash points – nearest Weddon Cross, Minehead or Dulverton
Bin liner for wrapping kit in if it rains (transition is open)
Nutrition (there will be Torq nutrition available at the feed stations)
Bottle’s of water/sports drink
Race belt with numbers attached
Swim:

Shorts,or tri suit
2 sets of goggles
Bright-colored towel so you can find it
Wetsuit (compulsory)
Bike:

Sounds obvious but you do need a bike, with wheels… in working order! check your tyres don’t have splits, we advise road bikes (triathlon bikes for strong climbers)
Helmet (compulsory)
Cycling shoes and socks (if wearing)
Sunglasses
Water bottle(s)
Nutrition
Tool Kit: tube, CO2, levers, multi-tool
Race belt
Floor pump (pump up your tires before you leave home but leave the pump in your car just in case)
Run:

Running shoes

Race belt
Hat/visor
Training device (Garmin)
Body Glide
Sunscreen
Vaseline, powder, band-aids
Post-race, warm change of clothes
Post-race recovery drink/snack with a 4:1 ratio of carbs vs. protein

Hydration device

Video: The Inaugural XXX 2016