>>> Helvellyn Triathlon race tips

After swimming 1.6km in crystal clear Ullswater lake, athletes must face ‘The Struggle’ on the 60km bike leg, involving 455m of climbing to the top of Kirkstone Pass, finishing with a 14km run up and down the mountain of Helvellyn (950m). 

This year’s men’s race was won by Alex Lawton, who set a new course record of 3:27:05 – more than 1min faster than 2007 winner Alistair Brownlee – while Bonnie Van Wilgenburg won the women’s race in 4:18:23. Full results here.


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Overall winner Alex Lawton

‘Lanterne Rouge’ carrier Peter Ball, who finished in 8:27hrs