Gullane beach in East Lothian is a spectacular setting for this popular triathlon. Beginning with a 1500m swim in the (probably cold) sea, this is followed by a 42km bike run on closed roads around the area, then finishing with a 10km run off-road along the dune tops. Early bird prices valid until 31 May.
This tough, two day multi-sport event through the Hebridean islands of Benbecula, North and South Uist, takes in 190km. Perfect for honed athletes and enthusiastic beginners alike, you will run, cycle, and kayak through spectacular scenery. Photograph: Carrick ‘Pyro’ Armer.
This event will not be easy – it pushes entrants to their limits over a 3.8km loch swim, a 202km road bike ride and a 42km run. You’ll encounter strong winds, cold water and difficult conditions on the mountain so read the race information carefully before entering. As stated in the title, this race is extreme!
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Based on the triathlons during the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, there’s a 750m swim in a freshwater loch, 20k bike ride on closed tarmac roads, and a 10k run mainly on tarmac or well trodden trails. Open to newcomers to the sport or experts.
Can you take on one of the UK’s toughest Triathlons? The Ben Nevis Braveheart involves a 1.2 mile sea loch swim, a 56 mile road cycle and a 13 mile hill run to the summit of Ben Nevis and back. Participants can choose toÂ do a Â½ distance Triathlon, Duathlon (cycle and run), Â½ distance Duathlon and Run only. Places for the Run Only option are limited so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.Â All entrants will also receive a free six issue subscription toÂ either Triathlon Plus, Outdoor Fitness or Running fitness.
Unlike its sister event the preceding day, the Durty Triathlon, this one features a road ride â€“ 40k in the Yarrow and /moffat Water Valleys, with a fair amount of climbing and exhilarating descents. There’s also a 1,500m swim in St Mary’s Loch and a 10k run along the Southern Upland Way to the eastern end of St. Mary’s Loch and back.
Registration from 9am, start time 11.30am.
A well established triathlon, now in its eighth year and with a devoted following. Featuring a 750m open water swim, a 13km mountain bike ride and a 7.5km trail/hill run, the event is notoriously tough but highly achievable. Solo entrants and relay teams equally welcome. Check start times.
You start this formidable triathlon by diving into the open sea at Oban and swimming 550m to the tiny, hilly island of Kerrera, where you peel off your wetsuit and pull on bike gear for a 15k off-roader. After that there’s an 8k run with views of Mull and the Firth of Lorn. There are two chances to compete in the triathlon, on the Saturday afternoon and the Sunday morning. For the first time this year there’s also a kids’ triathlon with a 150m swim, a 4k ride and a 2k run. The weekend is a fund-raiser for Oban Mountain Rescue Team. Prices are Â£38 for adults belonging to Triathlon Scotland (or England or Wales), Â£44 otherwise. Kids’ prices Â£20/Â£26.
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).
Part of the Borders Sport and Leisure Triathlon series, this event consists of a 750m swim, 20.29k cycle, and 4.6k run. The â€œcome & tryâ€ event has shorter distances of 400m for the swim, 9.67k for the cycle course, a 2.20k run â€“ great for those looking to get into triathlon. The sprint event costs Â£32 with licence (Â£40 without), while the â€œcome & tryâ€ event costs Â£24 with licence (Â£28 without). Registration for the sprint event begins at 8am while registration for the â€œcome & tryâ€ event begins at 9am. Both races start at 10am.
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A spectacular newÂ event that you can enjoy taking part in amidst the Ayrshire scenery. There will be a choice of distances â€“ 750m sea swim, 10k MTB and 5k trail run or 1500m/20k/10k respectively. Team entries accepted. Sell-out expected.