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As Keen As Mustard Nene Park Peterborough Swimrun Event

18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022

Organiser's Description

Nene Park Peterborough Swimrun

Junior Mustard Swimrun

Intro 5k Solo Swimrun

Mild Mustard 10k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard 21k Solo Swimmrun

Middling Mustard 21k Team Swimrun

Hot Mustard 39k Solo Swimrun 

Hot Mustard 39k Team Swimrun 

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2022

Event website:

The 10k, 21k and 39k Solo and the 21k and 39k team Swimrun races are part of the HEAD UK Grass Roots Swimrun Series

The 5k Solo races are part of the Fenland Runner Series.

Details and current results are on the Event Website

The Races

Our Junior Mustard Swimrun The race for 12 to 13 years is approx 1k consisting of approx 200m of swimming and 800m of running, usually divided into 2 swim sections and 3 run sections. The race for the 14 to 15 years is approx 2k consisting of 400m of swimming and 1600m of running usually divided into 4 swim sections and 5 run sections. The race for the 16 to 17 year old will be our Intro 5k course (see below). All 12 to 17 year olds must be accomanied by an adult (over 18 years) over the entire course.

Our Intro 5k Solo Swimrun race is no less than 5k and consists of approx 1k of swimming and 4k of mixed terrain running, usually divided into 4 swim sections and 5 run sections.

Our Mild Mustard 10k Solo Swimrun race is no less than 10k and consists of approx. 1.8k of open water swimming and 8.2 km of mixed terrain running, usually divided into 5 swim sections and 6 run sections.

Our Middling Mustard 21k Solo & Team Swimrun race is no less than 21k and consists of approx. 3.8k of open water swimming and 17.2k of mixed terrain running, usually divided into 11 swim sections and 12 run sections.

Our Hot Mustard 39k Solo & Team Swimrun race is no less than 39k and consists of approx 9k of open water swimming and 30k of mixed terrain running, usually divided into 14 swim sections and 15 run sections 

The Course

We have an epic course in and around Nene Park and the surrounding area.  We are extremely fortunate to have kind permission from Castor, Alwalton, Wansford and Yarwell parish Council and local landowners to use all the epic paths and trails around their beautiful land and villages. Without their support we just wouldn't have such an amazing course. 

The swimming for the Juniors and the 5k solo race is in the beautiful Gunwade Lake, the 10k solo race is in Gunwade Lake and the River Nene with easy entry and exit points. The run sections are predominantly flat, off road with tracks, field and compact trail. A great newcomers course. 

The first half of the 21k is more demanding with up and downsteam river sections and heads out through woods and tracks with naturally occurring obstacles. The running is more undulating and has a couple of quiet road sections before it joins the 10k course for the 2nd half of the race.

The 39k heads out along the Nene basin towards Wansford with some demanding upstream swimming and flat trail running. This is a stunning course taking in the best Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire offers in scenery and river swimming. With just a couple of short road sections this course is predominently track and trail running. It joins the 10k course to finish on the lake


Water Sports Centre Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Peterborough PE2 5UU . Map

Times and Races:

Saturday 18th June 2022

3pm Registration opens for Juniors and 5k

TBC 4pm Junior Mustard 12 to 13 years, 14 to 15 years ( accompanied by and adult (over 18) swimrunner)

TBC 4.45pm Intro 5k  16 to 17 Junior (accomanied by an adult (over 18) swimrunner)

TBC 5pm Intro 5k Solo 18 and over unaccomapnied.

4pm to 6pm Registration opens for 10k, 21k and 39k solo and team swimrunners

6.30pm Race Safety Brief for the 39k solo and team swimrunners 

Pasta Party 7pm to 9pm 

Sunday 19th June 2022

5.30am to 7.30am Registration opens for 10k and 21k solo and team swimrunners

TBC 6.00am Hot Mustard 39k Team and Solo Race Start

TBC 7.00am Middling Mustard 21k Team and Solo Race Start

TBC 8.00am  Mild Mustard 10k Solo Race Start

Race Handbook

A Race Handbook will be available to view on our social media, on the website and a link will be included in the final email sent out to all competitors when entries close on the 13th June 2022. This Handbook will have all the information you need and all the final race details. The Race Handbook will superseed all other race information. The final edition being linked in your final email.

Rules, Terms and Conditions 


Junior swimrunners between the ages of 12 to 17 must be accompanied over the entire course by an adult, over 18 years of age. The adult is in charge of the junior and will ultimately responsible for the safety and well being of the junior. See AKAM waiver

Senior 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 and 4 on the 39k course                                                                                                             

Marshals will carry some essential basic medical supplies and additional water.

There will be medical staff, emergency ambulance and equipment at Race HQ and at our remote HQ for the 39k.

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 Hot 39k, Middling 21k TEAM and SOLO. Each participant must have

  • First aid kit in a waterproof package which includes a 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

  • Pressure bandage in a waterproof packaging
  • Wetsuit if water temperature is below 14 degrees celsius
  • Whistle
  • Soft cup or water bladder

Mandatory equipment for Junior Mustard

  • Wetsuit if water temperature is below 14 degrees celsius
  • Whistle
  • Soft cup
  • Adult over 18 

Mandatory equipment that the organisation will supply

  • Swimcap. You may have entered the same distance race with us before and if you have the appropriate colour swimcap from one of our previous events then please reuse it. 
  • Race number arm bands must be worn visible all the time during the race
  • Timing chip

Swimcap must be worn during all the swims

We understand that in the shorter races, a bandage, whistle and a cup may seem pointless but these races are not without risk. It is good practice to carry the equipment as you will need to in longer races. You may not need assistance but someone else on the course may, your whistle is essential to attract attention. At the end of the race we have a water dispenser, not plastic bottles, you will need your cup to get a drink.

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/junior 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, pandemic, algae or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control including adverse weather conditions or the result of such weather including but not restricted to flooding or drought. We will rearrange an event and anyone who cannot enter will be offered a deferral.

No refunds will be given.

At the organisers discretion you will 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.

I should not offer to assist a junior swimrunner in the junior events unless I am capable, able and understand that I am sole charge of the junior, their actions and their safety.

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.

In consideration of the acceptance of this entry as a junior accompanied by and adult. I, the adult, 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 for myself and for the junior I am accomanying and entering this event with. 

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. 










30 Nov 2021£375.00
13 Jun 2022£395.00
30 Nov 2021£210.00
13 Jun 2022£235.00
13 Jun 2022£195.00
13 Jun 2022£99.00
The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description
13 Jun 2022£29.00
13 Jun 2022£25.00
13 Jun 2022£22.00
13 Jun 2022£18.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Closing Date: 13 Jun 2022

Status: Open

Nene Park Hot Mustard 39k TEAM Swimrun19 Jun 2022??/100
Nene Park Hot Mustard 39k Solo Swimrun19 Jun 2022??/100
Nene Park Middling Mustard 21k TEAM Swimrun19 Jun 2022??/100
Nene Park Middling Mustard 21k Solo Swimrun19 Jun 2022??/100
Nene Park Mild Mustard Solo 10k Swimrun19 Jun 2022??/100
Nene Park Intro 5k Solo Swimrun ADULT18 Jun 2022??/100
Nene Park JUNIOR 5k 16 to 17 years Accompanied Swimrun18 Jun 2022??/25
Nene Park JUNIOR 14 to 15 years Accompanied Swimrun18 Jun 2022??/25
Nene Park JUNIOR 12 - 13 yrs Accompanied Swimrun18 Jun 2022??/25


Nicky Bailey


Water Sport Centre, Ferry Meadows, Nene Park, Peterborough PE2 5UU