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 Dyfi estuary is very special, now you can experience it in all it's glory.
Swim total: 2.7km
Run total: 14.8km
Longest swim: 1km
Longest run: 6.6km
Number of swims: 4
Number of runs: 5
Height gain: 320m
Total distance is 17.5km with 15% swimming.
HOW IT PLAYS OUT:
Aid stations at 7.7km and 12.5km
Expect water temperature to be 13/14 degrees Celsius. The swim and run distances are approximate and are subject to some small changes.
Entries open 01 Dec 2020.
4 knots is 7.41 km/h. Photo by Mike, April 2014.
Swimming with Martin, March 2018. Photo by Will Kilgore.