The first of a three-part winter series held at Bowhill Estate, near Selkirk. This one’s a short event, with the winner expected to complete the run and bike sections in about 20 minutes each. You can save money by entering all three.
Run simultaneously with the Monikie Duathlon, this event features a 1500m swim, a 40k cycle, and a 10k run. The race starts at 11am and costs Â£29 for Triathlon Scotland members (Â£35 for non-members).
This is a new duathlon, in a spectacular Cairngorms setting, and it sounds pretty special. The 39-mile road cycle and nine-mile run follow a figure-of-eight course starting and finishing in Newtonmore, with the transition at Cluny Castle. Entrants will supposedly speed through the scenery just likeÂ Highlanders fleeing the redcoats in the aftermath ofÂ the Jacobite rebellion â€“ though they had to manage without state-of-the-art bikes and lycra. Non-competing partners, kids and supporters can while away the time with free admission to the museum, which is excellent and has an array of reconstructed buildings, such as a black house and a schoolroom. Proceeds will go to the charity Lucky 2B Here, which provides life-saving defibrillators in rural areas. Enter via www.entrycentral.com
Described as “one of the most enjoyable events in the country” by a former winner, this 24mile Duathlon is suitable for almost any age and ability.Â Â With it’s stunning scenery and friendly atmosphere, its clearÂ to see why this event is attracting new and returning participants. Entrance fee is only Â£6 and you can register from 31 May.
A run/walk of 13.5 miles then a 38.5-mileÂ bike ride through magnificent scenery, following a route used by Bonnie Prince Charlie, between Fort Augustus and Badaguish, near Aviemore, to raise sponsor money for the Speyside Trust, which is based there and which provides holidays for people with disabilities. A ceilidh at the outdoor centre rounds off proceedings nicely.
This duathlon over 30 miles of rough moorland tracks and single-track country roads has built up a big following. Teams of three are encouraged, but pairs and solo entrants are also very welcome. The route takes in the moors of the Cawdor Estate to the Links at Nairn, and much between.
Not one for the faint-hearted. This event claims to be the UK’s hardest triathlon, and that may well be true. It starts with a 1.9k swim in the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry, and this is followed by a 177k cycle to Glencoe and a 43k (marathon distance) run to the summit of Ben Nevis then back to Glen Nevis. There’s also an option to skip the swim.
A 36-mile bike ride, 11-mile run and 15.5-mile canoe paddle. If water level on River Dee is unsuitable, canoe section may be replaced by another bike section. Start is in the Highland Games Arena, Braemar, finish is in Aberdeen city centre.
Entry is Â£37 for individuals, or Â£30 for Triathlon Scotland race licence holders, Â£54 in total for teams of two or three (Â£48 if team members areÂ Triathlon Scotland race licence holders).
Final event in a series of three held at this scenic country estate near Selkirk. This one’s the longest, with the winner expected to take about 1 hour, 20 minutes to complete the running and cycling course.
Medium-length running/cycling event at Bowhill estate near Selkirk, with expected winning time of about an hour.