The Devil's Aquathlon

Devil's Aquathlon is a tough swimming and running challenge which raises funds for two charities and is designed for competitors aged 19 and above who enjoy a personal or team challenge. The event starts with a 2km swim in the lidos 50m main pool. The heating to the main pool will have been turned off at the end of our summer season (Sunday 30th September) and the water temperature will have dropped considerably. Wetsuits are advisable but not necessary. Competitors then run out of the lido and up to the Devil's Chimney on Leckhampton Hill and then return to finish in the lido grounds, a round route of 10km.

The event is managed in partnership with Sandford Lido Ltd (Registered charity #1052203) and Cobalt Unit Appeal Fund (Registered charity #1090790)

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Entry cost is £27

Run route
View the Run Route in Google

2015 results available at 
Finish line photographs can be viewed and purchased at 
Another selection of swim & run photographs can be found at

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Event photography
View and purchase photographs of the event

We extend our thanks to Wierd Fish, Altitude Scaffolding Access Ltd, Apollo Event Paramedics and GE Aviation for their support of the event. 

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 View a promotion video

View a video of the 2010 test run. 


Devil's Aquathlon results

Devil's Aquathlon was introduced as a new event for the lido in 2010.