Vitruvian Triathlon Course
2 laps around the Whitwell creek swim course. This beautiful sheltered bay is perfect for a triathlon swim. Sheltered from the prevailing wind, close to transition and the event hub we think its the perfect spot.
Swim entrance is on the beach next to Rutland Watersports.
Athletes will begin with a deep water wave start.
Your race will begin on the starters horn.
The swim exit is adjacent to the swim start where athletes will exit the water for a timing check after lap 1. After lap 2 athletes will use the same exit to make their way up to T1 with a short skip across to transition.
Our swim is supervised by a vastly experienced swim support crew. You're in great hands with the Rutland Watersports team taking care of you.
Three laps around Rutland Water and the wider county of Rutland. The route is mainly flat and encourages some really fast bike splits.
Riders will leave Whitwell and head along the A606. Barnsdale hill gives a great opportunity to put some pace down.
Athletes turn left in a new out and back course extension towards Hambleton. Then on the outskirts of Oakham, riders will turn left and follow the road to Manton.
After the short climb you'll head onto the fast sweeping turns of Rutland Water's south shore.
Passing through a few picturesque Rutland villages, you're then back onto the A606 with some long expanses of tarmac, some winding villages and eventually back to the event hub.
After each lap riders will complete a loop at the event hub before heading out for lap 2 & 3. There is a feed station available on each lap.
It's a real beauty of a run course, The turn point is at Rutland most famous landmark, Normanton Church.
You can eye the competition as you pass on two out and back legs to the church.
The course has epic views across the main body of Rutland Water, the vast expanse of the Dam and meandering countryside paths. The entire route is well maintained tarmac paths which are easy to navigate and solid under foot.
Where are we?
Our event site is located on the North shore of Rutland Water in the county of Rutland.
Full directions can be found HERE.
Rutland is in the heart of the East Midlands. The smallest county in England.
We're really well connected with a little over an hours car journey south to London. Birmingham is only an hour to the West.
Nottingham is located to the North West, Leicester to the West, Peterborough to the East, Cambridge to the South East.