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Tadpole Round


A great introduction to SwimRun for Adults or
a challenge in its own right for Youngsters

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Tadpole Round


A great introduction to SwimRun for Adults or
a challenge in its own right for Youngsters

The Tadpole Round covers a distance of just under under 7 miles and is a great introduction to SwimRun, taking in part of the much tougher Frog Graham Round.  The route itself has a total ascent of 795ft, a maximum elevation of 937ft and is very accessible.

The nature of the course means that it is very suitable for younger runners/swimmers to undertake, but that is with the proviso that contenders under the age of 16 should be accompanied by responsible adults and have the necessary equipment to ensure maximum safety.  Kayak/canoe support is both recommended and encouraged.

There is no requirement for young contenders to carry their own equipment and food, it is completely acceptable for accompanying adults to carry this on their behalf (i.e. in a float bag) or alternately have support staged at appropriate points around the course.

Wetsuits are usually worn for the swims (and kept on for the run between Crummock and Buttermere) before changing into dry kit for the last leg to the finish.

Successful contenders will be added to the Tadpole Round Role of Honour, please notify secretary@froggrahamround.co.uk of successful completions with the full name and age if under 16.  There is no requirement to ratify a successful Tadpole Round in the same manner as the full Frog Graham Round and you don't have to provide a finishing time for the Tadpole Roll of Honour unless you specifically want to have it recorded.

The Route

The Tadpole Round starts at the shingle beach to the North of Hause Point (parking nearby at the Rannerdale National Trust car park) and the first leg is a swim across Crummock Water to Low Ling Crag.  It's usually easiest to exit the water to the right of the crag as you approach it.

Next it’s along the shores of Crummock and Buttermere to Horse Clos, then a swim across Buttermere to Hassness.

Finally, run along the shore of Buttermere, through the village, up and through Rannerdale and back to the start.  This route does NOT take you over Rannerdale Knotts.

Tadpole Round Roll of Honour