An activity called "Jog and Dip" started in 1941 when Aberdyfi Outward Bound School was set up to train the Merchant Navy during World War II. Aberdyfi also became a training ground for a special troop of Army Commandos between 1942 and 1943.
To this day the Dyfi Estuary is used extensively by The Outward Bound Trust to build resilience, teamwork and leadership skills in young people, through adventures in the wild. It's also the home of Aberdovey Swim, Dovey Yacht Club, and Aberdyfi Rowing Club. The estuary has many stories to tell, now you can be a part of it.
KEY COURSE INFO:
Swim total: 2.6km
Run total: 14.2km
Longest swim: 1km
Longest run: 6.6km
Number of swims: 4
Number of runs: 5
Height gain: 320m
Total distance is 16.8km with 15% swimming.
HOW IT PLAYS OUT:
Swim 1km (tide assisted)
Aid stations at 7.7km and 12.5km
The inaugural Dyfi SWIMRUN will be resticted to 25 teams and 50 solos - save the date 10th October 2020. Expect water temperature to be 13/14 degrees Celsius. The 3rd swim (1km) will be assisted by the tide and will feel more like a 600m swim.