Coniston Challenge and Lara’s Birthday Bash July 12th

This is year 3 of our Lara’s Birthday weekend Lake’s event and this year it will be held at Coniston Water, Cumbria. Team Lara will swim from Riggs Wood Pier around Peel Island and back, and then run around the beautiful moorland overlooking the lake. We will be camping and partying afterwards in true Lara style.

– The swim will start at 10.30am Riggs Wood Pier, Ulverston, Cumbria.

– The run will start around 11.30 noon from the same pier, with the finish line in Dodgson Wood Campsite, Ulverston, Cumbria

Supporters should bring a picnic for the day time, and there will be a BBQ from 6.30pm with lots of lovely outdoor reared meat care of Bowland Pork Beef and Lamb. The BBQ costs £10 per person and should be pre-booked by donating £10 here.

After the BBQ we will be camping – open fire, lots of prosecco and a keg of Coniston Bluebird ale! The cost to camp is £10 per tent. You can book your spot by donating £10 here. Don’t forget the marhsmallows!

Directions and Parking: The campsite is opposite the pier. However there are no postcodes for either location. If you put the postcode LA12 8DF into your sat nav it will take you to the correct road. Then continue for a further 3miles until you see Lara’s Foundation signs. You can park at the campsite and walk down to the pier.


The fundraising for Team Lara has now begun…See below for links to sponsor our competitors:

Lara's Foundation WIndermere swimmers are ready to get going!

To sponsor Alice Fulforth (the event’s coordinator and general organisational super-star) click HERE
To sponsor Gemma Forbes click HERE
To sponsor Joanne Cowan click HERE
To sponsor Marta Literska click HERE
To sponsor Liz & Gaz Devey click HERE
To sponsor Jess click HERE
To sponsor Soph click HERE

To sponsor Kate Parr HERE

To sponsor Chris Simons HERE


Get sponsoring and watch this space!

Carolyn and Sue complete their high wired escapade

You can watch a video of Carolyn and Sue flinging themselves through the air HERE!

What Carolyn said about the flying extravaganza!:

So many of you have completed incredible challenges for Lara, I thought it was about time I did something too. So…..Sue Clunie and I are going to Zipwire at 500 feet above ground at 100mph ..what can possibly go wrong! We will have Go Pro cameras strapped to our helmets so we can see who wins the ‘who can scream loudest’ competition. The safe money is on me!