Age 18 & over on 31 Dec 2024
A totally unique race from Windermere to the top of Englands’ highest mountain and back again.
There’s no other endurance triathlon like it. Lake swim, 2 transitions 45km apart. 5 stages and Englands’ highest mountain.
Commencing on the compelling Lakeside shoreline, THE ROC England starts with a 1.5km swim in the captivating waters of Windermere before heading off on a 46.5km bike route full of dramatic, exhilarating sections and plenty of hills before reaching Stool End Farm at the foot of the Langdale Pikes.
The race then heads off on foot via Mickleden up England’s highest and most prominent mountain with over 3,000 feet of formidable assent to the summit of Scafell Pike and a 17.5km total round route up and down.
The race continues on bike back to Lakeside ending with a 1km trail run to the finish line by Windermere.
Wearing of wetsuits for the swim discipline will be mandatory.
British Triathlon Federation rules will be abided by for shortened swim course or removal of the swim altogether. If removed altogether a 3km trail run will be added to the start of the race. Neoprene Hats and socks are allowed.
Swim distances are determined by the water temperature using BTF rules. Should the lake temperature be below 11 degrees then a 3km trail run will replace the swim.
T1 & T4 is positioned a short distance from the start line, race control and the car park. T2 & T3 is positioned at Stool End Farm just past Dungeon Ghyll and at the foot of the Langdale Pikes.
During registration you will be given a drawstring bag which you must put your Mountain Kit in for the Scafell Pike leg of the race. This should be in a Trail Running bag or lightweight rucksack and include the following items:
Outside your Mountain Kit Bag (but in the drawstring bag):
Your drawstring bag will then be secured overnight and taken to T2 at Stool End Farm where it will be ready for you once you have racked your bike & removed your helmet and shoes.
The drawstring bag will be inside the changing marquee right next to T2. This will allow you to change undercover but does not provide total privacy!
Once you have removed your items from your bag and are ready to set off, you hang your bag back onto your numbered race peg.
When returning you will collect your bag again to put your Mountain Kit Bag in and any other items you don’t want to take on the bike and put back on your numbered peg.
Complete THE ROC WALES, THE ROC ENGLAND and THE ROC SCOTLAND solo, or as a relay team of 2 or 3, to complete the trilogy and earn the much sought after ROC TRILOGY gold print hoodie.
YMCA Lakeside - North Camp
The start is at YMCA lakeside, on the lawn in front of Stoller Campus and next to Windermere's shoreline.
Starts on the grass running into the lake for a teardrop course heading north along the shoreline to the next bay in front of Lakeside HQ before rounding 3 buoys to swim back again parallel to the shore, rounding the last buoy before heading in to the shore and running up the slip ramp onto the grass. 200 meters run through to transition.
A superb exhilarating course with plenty of long fast sections and some exciting technical sections thrown in too.
Arguably the most inspiring trail routes up this most famous mountain. It’s a challenging route with a full mix of terrains; some steep, some fast and exhilarating and a few technical sections. A captivating mountain run that will keep your focus and drive stoked right up to the summit before the fast and furious run back down. N.B. You will need to pass the Esk Hause Check Point 6km up Scafell Pike before 12:30pm to be able to progress to the summit.
Some great long stretches of open picturesque roads with plenty hills and technical sections thrown in too. It’s a memorable route back to the finish.
The finish adds that final challenge with a 1km trail run through the Lakeside forest and back round to see you home in style over the finish line.
Water and items like bananas and chocolate bars will be given to all ROC finishers. Additional water points at the half way point on the bike course and at T2/T3 along with additional cakes and bananas. There is emergency water at the 6km and summit checkpoints on Scafell Pike.
All triathletes will be provided with an ankle tag timing chip, This will record your individual time complete with Scafell Pike Summit time and transition times for both Lakeside and Stool End Farm transition areas.
A cut off time will be in force at the Esk Hause Check Point 6km up Scafell Pike. Any competitor who does not reach this point by 12:30 will be instructed not to head to the summit but to turn around and complete the course from there. Race officials will be advised and you will receive a different medal when you cross the finish line.
There is £1,000 prize money for THE ROC ENGLAND with the prestigious ROC trophies to first man and first woman at each race.
Bespoke ROC race medals will be given to all finishers.
Ages 18 and over as of 07/09/2024.
Unless you are an affiliated member of the British Triathlon Federation you must purchase a Day License Membership at registration. This provides you with third-party liability insurance. It’s valid on the day of your competition and cannot be transferred. Please be prepared to pay £5 for your membership at registration. Please present your day or annual membership at registration.
Team entry fee