The Devil's Aquathlon

2014 race will take place on Sunday 5th October.
You can enter now by visiting

The Devil's Aquathlon is a tough swimming and running challenge which raises funds for two charities and is designed for competitors aged 17 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)

Run route
View the Run Route in Google


2013 Results can be found at

2012 Results can be found on the Stuweb website where you can get all of your splits and also view a video of you crossing the finish line. 

Stuweb Timing (i-pMmXwe.jpg)        enter now button (i-UT2T8L.jpg)

Event photography
View and purchase photographs of the event

We extend our thanks to Fetish Bike Company, Studio Fit - Cheltenham, Altitude Scaffolding Access Ltd and GE Aviation for their support of the event. 

Cobalt logo (i-rkxGRS.jpg)

Devils aqua right bar pic (i-A1w1qp.jpg)

 View a promotion video

View a video of the 2010 test run. 


Files available for download

Devil's Aquathlon results

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