The Rocky Horror Swim Run is part of the Rock Hard Coast weekend (in conjunction with the family friendly National Trust’s Big Day and Big Night Out weekend) at the beautiful South Milton Sands. in South Devon.
It includes a LONG 20 mile swimrun with 4 swim legs and 4 run legs, a SHORT 8.5 mile swimrun with 3 swim legs and 3 run legs, as well as a 4.5k #GoWithTheFlow river swim at high tide.
All participants will collect their race packs either on Friday pm or Saturday morning, before catching the event bus to the start (5 minute drive) at Aveton Gifford, where swimmers will start right on peak high tide and so swim with the flow . Swimrunners will swim 3k to the first 'transition point' in a small inlet, half the way down the Avon Estuary towards Bantham, while #GoWithTheFlow swimmers will continue on to Bantham.. The event bus will take those who have booked transport, back to resistration and the prize ceremony at South Milton Sands.
Both swimruns follow the South West Coastpath from Bantham to South Milton Sands, where the second swim leg takes place through the iconic Thiurlestone Rock. The route then continues to Outer Hope, where swimrunners swim to Inner Hope (a 400m swim) then run back to South Milton Sands. The short swimrun ends here, while the LONG, continues from the third swim section, with a run to North Sands beach in Salcombe and a swim back to South Sands. The final run section then follows the coastpath back to South Milton Sands, via a short inland section to East Soar.
NB: The route is an extension of the Salcombe Swim Run 2018 and last year’s Rocky Horror Swim Run.
National Trust - South Milton Sands, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge, UK, TQ7 3JY
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom