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As Keen As Mustard Grafham Water Swimrun Event

27 Jun 2021

Organiser's Description

Grafham Water Swimrun

Intro 5k Solo Swimrun

Mild Mustard 10k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard 21k Solo Swimmrun

Middling Mustard 21k Team Swimrun 

Sunday 27th June 2021

Event website: www.akamustard.events

The 10k and 21k Solo and Team Swimrun races are part of the HEAD UK Grass Roots Swimrun Series

The 5k Solo is part of the Fenland Runner Series Championship.

Details and current results are on the Event Website


We are hoping to race in 2021 but times are challenging! We are respectfully asking you to enter if you would like to race in 2022 but on the understanding you may be entering early for 2022.
We are a small family run business and we are in our infancy, racing so far for us has been a labour of love and not money...business takes time to build. We are more than happy to defer you should things not go to plan, we want to avoid refunding if at all possible but we do understand these are trying times for us all and everyone has different circumstances. All race organisers are facing challenges so please be kind

The Course

We are super excited to be working with Anglian Water for our Grafham Water event. Superb, undulating 5k, 10k and 21k courses and super resevoir open water swimming. The  5k and 10k course has easy entry and exits into the water and amazing trail running through the woods and tracks around the resevoir. The  5k, 10k and 21k courses head out along the north shore, with swims across the natural bays, runs through woods and around the reed banks. The 5k and 10k courses then weaves their way back along the north shore to the finish as the 21k continues around the resevoir. The 21k course covers some awesome trails on a 5.5k run through the nature reserve with a well deserved swim in front of the car park on the south shore. A short road run takes you back into wooded areas for a couple of swims, a cheeky little surpise in the middle of the wood before heading back around the dam wall to the last swim and the finishWe have an epic course in and around Nene Park and the surrounding area.  We are extremely fortunate to have kind permission from Castor Parish Council and Alwalton Parish Council to use all the epic paths and trails around their beautiful villages. Without their support we just wouldn't have such an amazing course. 


Grafham Water, Buckden Rd, Grafham, Huntingdon PE28 0BH  . Map

Start time:

TBC 8.00am Middling Mustard 21k Team and Solo

TBC 8.30am Intro 5k Solo and Mild Mustard 10k Solo 

Rules & Terms and Conditions 

Solo Entry

You must be 18 years old or over and be able to swim and run the race distances

Team Entry  

To participate you have to race in a team consisting of two people, be 18 years old or over and be able to swim and run the race distances

The Course   

The finalised race routes will be published at least 4 weeks prior to the race. The courses are approx 20% swimming and 80% running. All courses will be marked and signed, observational skills are required but no navigational skills are required. The run sections in all races are predominately flat with naturally occurring obstacles                                                                                         

Participants must follow the marked course failure to do so will result in disqualification

There will be one water / energy drink checkpoints on the Intro 5k and Mild 10k course, two on the Middling 21k course                                                                                                                                           

Marshals will carry some essential basic medical supplies.

There will be medical staff, emergency ambulance and equipment at Race HQ.

Equipment  All solos and teams need to carry all their equipment from start to finish, if a participant fails to bring all their equipment to the finish line they will be disqualified.

Mandatory equipment for Middling 21k TEAM and SOLO. Each participant must have

  • First aid waterproof packaged pressure bandage.
  • Wetsuit if water temperature is below 14 degrees Celsius
  • Whistle.
  • Soft cup or water bladder.


  •  Hip pack or something to carry the mandatory equipment                                                

Mandatory Equipment for Intro 5k and Mild 10k SOLO. Each participant must have

  • Wetsuit if water temperature is below 14 degrees celsius
  • Whistle
  • Soft cup or water bladder

Mandatory equipment that the organisation will supply

  • Race bibs must be worn visible all the time during the race
  • Timing chip
  • Swimcap must be worn during all the swims

Equipment check    

Before the race there will be random kit checks.

Equipment that is NOT allowed    

Floatation devices that are bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm.

Cut offs   

There will be cut offs. We base our cut off on a 15 minute mile run pace and a 2 minute 30 second 100m swim pace, we also allow time for entry and exit into the water, upstream swimming and up hill running. Information about the cut off times will be in the race manual which will be available on social media and the race website at least 4 weeks before race day.


Participants are taking part at their own risk and can not hold As Keen As Mustard Events or any of it's representatives, volunteers, sponsors or any individual, land owner, company or organisation associated with AKAM responsible for any accident or incedent during the race.

The solos and teams are obliged, to their best of their ability, to help another participants that are in difficulty or have been injured. 

A team or solo that decides to abandoned the race must report to the nearest marshal and return to race HQ as soon as possible to hand in bibs and timing chips.

We have a zero tolerance to littering, any rubbish must be deposited with a marshal or at a designated refuse point. Anyone littering will be disqualified.

The marshals or race organisers can refuse to let a team or solo participant continue if they judge them to be too fatigued or in a physical/emotional condition that would endanger themselves or others.         

TEAM racing only 

The two members of each team have to stay together at all times and can not be more than 100 metres apart on land and not more than 10 metres during swimming. 

Pictures and film free rights   

The participants gives the race organisation the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and movie.

Accepting the rules    

By entering the race each team member/solo participant accepts the rules and also accepts that the organisers can make “common sense” changes to the race rules prior to the event. 

Withdrawal, Cancellations or Alterations

AKAM shall not be liable to refund entry or for any other penalty should the event be cancelled due to Force Majeure (war, fire, strike-lockout, industrial action, tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control including adverse weather conditions or the result of such weather including but not restricted to Agae, flooding or drought. We will rearrange an event and anyone who cannot enter will not be entitled to a refund.

No refunds will be given.

At the organisers discretion you may be able to defer your entry to another event, or find a substitute for your entry. Transfers to another person can be made prior to the event.  As no refunds will be made, we advise you take out a personal cancellation insurance either with Entry Central at entry or with an independent insurance body.

In the event of cancellation of the event by As Keen As Mustard Events, for any reason not covered above  we will endeavour to inform all athletes a week prior to the event, although please be aware that this is not always possible.  All entries will be reimbursed in full or the payment will be transferred in full to another event with As Keen As Mustard Events.  We shall not accept liability for any consequential loss and shall have no liability to reimburse any other costs that may have occurred, including transport cost, accommodation etc.


As Keen As Mustard Events Waiver

I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained.

In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am travelling to or from the event, during the event, or while I am on the premises/at the venue of the event.

I also understand that all supporters are my responsibility and take full responsibility for all their actions. Any abuse of race officials, marshals or event staff will result in my instant disqualification.

I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road. I, for myself and my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and forever discharge the event organisers, sponsors, promoters, As Keen As Mustard Events and each of their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, for all my liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in this event.

I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.
















22 Jun 2021£195.00
22 Jun 2021£98.00
22 Jun 2021£50.00
22 Jun 2021£28.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 27 Jun 2021

Closing Date: 22 Jun 2021

Status: Open

Grafham Middling Mustard 21k TEAM Swimrun??/200
Grafham Middling Mustard 21k Solo Swimrun??/200
Grafham Mild Mustard 10k Solo Swimrun??/200
Grafham Intro 5k Solo Swimrun??/200


Nicky Bailey


Grafham Water Buckden Rd, Grafham Huntingdon PE28 0BH