Schedule

Registration and the safety brief will take in Swansea (location TBC).

Friday 18th August

16:00 - 18:30 Registration, kit inspections
19:00 Safety brief

SATURDAY 19TH August

08:50 Breca Gower athletes' coaches depart from Swansea / Mumbles to Breca Gower start
09:50 Breca Gower teams fully assembled at start
10:00 Breca Gower start
18:00 Prize Giving at finish


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GETTING THERE

Car: Swansea is easily accessible from the M4. To reach the city centre from Carmarthen use junction 47 and from the Cardiff direction use junction 42.

Train: There is a train station in High Street which is within walking distance of the city centre. There are high-speed First Great Western trains run from London and frequent Arriva Wales trains running from west Wales, the Marches, the Midlands and the South West. For more information ring National Rail enquiries on 08457 484 950 or visit the National Rail enquiries website.

Coach and bus: Greyhound operate a frequent shuttle service between Cardiff, Swansea and Bristol airport. There are frequent National Express coaches to Swansea from all other principal towns in south and west Wales. The National Express also has links with London and Heathrow and Gatwick airports.  Visit the National Express website or call 08705 808 080 or visit the Greyhound website.

Plane: the nearest airport is Cardiff International Airport - ring 01446 711 111 or visit the Cardiff Airport website. Swansea has its own airport, which is suitable for small aircraft. Call 01792 204 063 or visit the Swansea Airport website.

ACCOMMODATION

We suggest that competitors book accommodation near Swansea and The Mumbles. Registration, the safety brief, the race finish and post-race party will be in this area, and there will be coaches from there to the race start on Saturday morning.

August is a busy time in Gower so accommodation will be in demand. Please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Visit the Swansea Bay or Mumbles.co.uk website for links to accommodation providers and to make the most of your stay.

REGISTRATION

Registration will take place between 16:00 and 18:30 on Friday 18th August at a location in Swansea TBC. Please ensure you have photo identification and the mandatory equipment. Teams will be issued with their race vests and swim caps during registration.

SAFETY BRIEF

The Safety Brief will be held at 19:00 on Friday 18th August in a location in Swansea TBC. Teams who have not attended the Safety Brief will not be allowed to start.

RACE START / FINISH

Teams will be driven by coach from Swansea / Mumbles to the race start at 08:50 on Saturday 19th August.

CUT OFFS

We use cut off times to cap the time that each swim stage is open. Otherwise our water safety teams would be out on the water for too long and we'd risk people swimming after dark. Also we want to ensure that our entrants have a suitable level of fitness to safely undertake our courses. Consequently, cut off times will be strictly enforced. If you miss your cut off and continue to race you will be disqualified from this and all future Breca Swimrun events.

BRECA Gower CHECKPOINTS AND CUT OFFS

There are six checkpoints stocked with water, flat coke, fruit and sports food on the Breca Gower course. The checkpoints are shown on the Course Map, we have listed the locations, distances and cut off times below:

START: Hillend | 10:00
Checkpoint 1: Lookout Station | 4.6km from start | 10:50 cut off
Checkpoint 2: Foxhole Slade | 13km from start | 12:40 cut off
Checkpoint 3: Horton | 19.2 from start | 13:55 cut off
Checkpoint 4: Oxwich Burrows | 25.1km from start | 15:05 cut off
Checkpoint 5: High Tor | 31.3km from start | 16:10 cut off
Checkpoint 6: Caswell Bay | 37.2km from start | 17:25 cut off
FINISH: Mumbles Pier | 43.1km from start | 18:40 cut off

COURSE MARKING

The courses are fully marked.