The Event

The event established itself as one of the toughest endurance challenges in the UK, covering nearly 1000km between Loch Ness and London across 3 disciplines.

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The Monsterreturns

The Monster returns this year bigger and better than before, with a new and improved route guaranteeing breath-taking scenery and iconic challenges. This year's event comprises of a 5km swim in Loch Ness before 5 days cycling and finishes with a 50km ultra-marathon on the last day.

New for this year is the addition of swim, cycle and run only packages for those unable to do the whole challenge but are looking to experience the Monster atmosphere.

Places are limited on this unique event so register now to avoid disappointment.

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Included inthe event

There are 7 meticulously planned routes, with full support teams in attendance at every start, finish, on route and at hotels. The event also includes:

  • Hotel stay (6 nights), including bike storage
  • Breakfast, lunch, evening meals (& snacks) for 7 days
  • Baggage Transfer
  • Finishers medal
  • Lead riders & sweep vehicles
  • Medics
  • Bike mechanics & spare parts
  • Water safety boats
  • Fully signed routes
  • Event t-shirt
  • Printed route cards & gpx route files
  • Finishers celebration event (food & drinks)
  • Full participant info pack and event manual

The RouteSwim.Cycle.Run

Day 1: Sun 1 JULY5km swim in Loch Ness (followed by transfer to Fort William)

Setting off from Canal Side, Fort Augustus participants will complete a 5km lapped swim in Loch Ness.

Day 2: Mon 2 JULYCycle from Fort William to Glasgow

101 miles and 4387ft
The first day on the bike takes riders through majestic countryside including the iconic Glencoe Pass and the shores of Loch Lomond. It is very much a day of two halves with all the big climbs coming in the morning.

Day 3: Tues 3 JULYCycle from Glasgow to Carlisle

103 miles and 4078ft
The ride follows a direct route through the Scottish Borders as it cuts through the rugged landscape. It’s an easier day than the first but still lumpy enough to provide a stern challenge.

Day 4: wed 4 JULYCycle from Carlisle to Haydock

126 miles 5735ft
The longest day of the event and a tough day in the saddle. The route takes riders over the famous Shap pass and through the undulating countryside of Lancashire.

Day 5: Thurs 5 JULYCycle from Haydock to Kidderminster

123 miles 4903ft
Another long day of riding sees riders enjoy a relatively flat first 80 miles before a hilly section through the Shropshire hills and on to Kidderminster

Day 6: Fri 6 JULYCycle from Kidderminster to Windsor

118 miles 5266ft
The final days riding is another long day with riders passing through Shakespeare country and the lovely Warwickshire countryside. The final few hills of the trip are found as the route crosses the Chilterns before the descent down to Windsor.

Day 7: Sat 7 JULYRun from Windsor to Richmond

36 miles
The Monster Triathlon concludes with an ultra-marathon along the banks of the Thames. The route utilises much of the Thames Path as it winds its way towards the finish venue in Richmond.
David Lawrie
David Lawrie
"We have had a brilliant week. Eight days of amazing sporting achievement and fun. We had brilliant weather and the team spirit has been fantastic. We have raised a lot of money and seen amazing parts of the country, truly stunning. It's been inspiring to see how everyone has come together and to see everyone reach the end is terrific. It has been a super Monster challenge!"
Vicky Goodwin
Vicky Goodwin
"I've got a lot of adrenaline pumping through me and I am pretty chuffed to have finished the biggest challenge I have ever taken on - and probably ever will take on. We've all put a huge amount of training and effort in to finish this challenge."
Aubrey Malcolm Green
Aubrey Malcolm Green
"This is the most incredible thing I think I have ever done."