The Devil’s Aquathlon is a tough swimming and running challenge which raises funds for two charities and is designed for competitors aged 19 and above (or 17 and above for shorter swim distance) who enjoy a personal or team challenge. The event starts with a 2km swim in the lidos 50m main pool. The heating to the main pool will have been turned off at the end of our summer season (Monday 30th September) and the water temperature will have dropped to about 20C. Wetsuits are advisable but not mandatory.
Option 1 - 2km swim, 10km run
Option 2 - 400m swim, 10km run
The event starts with the swim in the 50m main pool and competitors then run up to the Devil’s Chimney on Leckhampton Hill, before returning to finish in the Lido grounds. A route map for the event will be available at least 2 months prior to the event.
The Devil's Aquathlon is managed in partnership with Sandford Lido Ltd (Registered charity #1052203) and Cobalt (Registered charity #1090790).
A Message from Cobalt
We need your help in order to undertake breast cancer research that will save lives.
We need to raise £66,000 each year to enable this to happen. Every donation no matter the size, will help this to happen and every £1.00 donated is given 100% to fund the nurses salaries.
Breast Cancer Research in Gloucestershire
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. The Thirlestaine Breast Centre, in Gloucestershire has the opportunity to engage with breast cancer research at the highest levels to save lives. The Centre is led by experts including Dr Sarah Vinnicombe and new state of the art mammography equipment has been purchased that increase the clarity of images produced.
However there is no resources within NHS budgets to utilise this equipment for research. In order for this to happen we need dedicated Breast Cancer Research Nurses to be based at the Centre. This in turn will allow the Centre to become a breast cancer research hub and enable our participation in high quality clinical trials and studies, getting new treatments to patients sooner. The Gloucestershire Breast Screening Service has an eligible population of approximately 115,000 women and sees on average 125 symptomatic women each week. Research at this Centre will open up opportunities for these patients to participate in trials.
‘Research is essential to find out which treatments work better for patients. It plays an important role in discovering new treatments, and making sure that we use existing treatments in the best possible ways. Research can find answers to things that are unknown, fill in gaps in knowledge and changing the way that we work.’
£128 will fund a Research Nurse for a day to develop and coordinate new and on-going clinical trials, which will in turn give patients access to the best care and treatments.
Please help us to provide the best.
Thank you for your support,
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To view the run route for The Devil's Aquathlon, please click the link below: