About Us

The Llangorse Triathlon and Swim took place for the first time in 2014. The events were only able to take place thanks to the generosity of the Blackham family, who own the lake, the local people, Llangorse Sailing Club and the Llangorse Lake Users Group.

In 2016 we decided to concentrate on the Big Swim and were proud to be able to welcome more than 200 swimmers to Llangorse. In 2017 and 2018 we had more than 230 swimmers taking part including juniors, beginners and competitors in their 70s and 80s.

The Big Swim team is led by local swimmers Nicola Goodwin, Jules Hardman and Ian Rivers who swam the length of the River Wye together in September 2016. We are very fortunate to have a committed team of volunteers made of up our friends from Hereford Triathlon Club, Llangorse Sailing Club, Llangorse Canoe Club, Brecon Cricket Club, Brecon Athletics Club, Llangorse Judo Club, Hereford Kayak Club and numerous friends and volunteers with a wealth of miltary, sporting and emergency services experience. Our first aid cover on and off the water is provided by West Mercia Search and Rescue.

Between them the organisers have decades of swimming and triathlon experience and have represented the Great Britain Age Group teams at numerous European and World Long Distance events. They have BTF, ASA and IoS qualifications and have extensive experience of organising triathlons, duathlons and other sports competitions and training events.

The weekend events are only possible thanks to the support of the Llangorse Lake Community, the people who live, work and play in this great location. Wherever possible we are using local companies and hope that you will support them by staying, eating and buying locally.

If you have any questions regarding the event please don’t hesitate to contact us at llangorsetri@hotmail.co.uk and we look forward to seeing you at Llangorse Lake in September 2019.

The Llangorse Team

10 thoughts on “About Us

  1. lindacat1989 says:

    I found the end of the lap confusing. We had to make a detour around a flag. I noticed other swimmers were confused. Some went the wrong way and had to make a detour. They went straight ahead instead of left.

    I would prefer a nice straight line at the end of the lap. I like to concentrate on swimming fast without any distractions.

    • Thanks for the feedback Linda. We design the course to keep the swimmers away from areas of weed and as safe as possible. The dog leg was put in place to keep the 1500m distance and avoid a patch of weed which was on the direct line back into the clubhouse. We hope to see you next year. Best Wishes, Nicola and the team

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