Loch Gu Loch is an endurance swimrun event now in its second year.

Starting from Urquhart Castle, the swimmers cross Loch Ness at first light, heading for Fort Augustus via the south side of Loch Ness. With 13 swim sections totalling 8km of swimming and 47km of running in between, this is a real feat of endurance.

For the last few years I have been part of the safety team providing cover for swimmers for events such as this. Sea kayaks can provide close cover safety and this year I was stationed at Loch Duntelchaig and Loch Tarf.

The selection of photographs below were taken from my sea kayak and give a flavour of the event from the kayakers point of view!

A member of the safety team on Loch Duntelchaig
Loch Tarf
Swim 10 on Loch Tarf
Getting close to the action
Bobbing along...!!
Going well
A panorama of Loch Tarf (Click on this image to open up the high resolution panorama).