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Race Details

 

 

 Swim

Swim
300 metres             (15 lengths of a 20 metre pool)

 Bike  

Cycle
16Km (10 miles)
circuit round the Grantown Braes through some spectacular highland scenery.

 Run  Run
4.8Km (3 miles) 
  through the Anagach Community woods.

 

Race Route
The event is based at the Craig MacLean Leisure Centre in Grantown on Spey. All up to date routes will be posted at the race briefing in the Leisure center on the day of the race.

  • The Leisure centre pool is used for the swim stage of the triathlon.
  • The cycle route is a circuit around the Grantown Braes on quiet country roads (some single track) with spectacular views of the Cairngorms. The route will be sign posted and marshalled. Inverness Radio Cars will be constantly patrolling the course on the lookout for competitors getting into difficulties.
  • The run route is mainly off road on recently resurfaced footpaths through the Anagach Community Woods. The route will be sign posted and marshalled with a water stop you will pass twice.
  • The race finish will be in the school playing fields behind the Sports Centre.

Entry Fees

Individuals £30

Teams of Three £60

Please enter on-line after 1st April

Timings
The triathlon will commence in wave starts at the pool from 10.15am.  It is anticipated that all waves will be completed by 1pm.  Please ensure that you arrive in time to register and prepare your kit. THERE WILL BE NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY. Registration will close at 09.30 am. Split times may be recorded and displayed depending on timing system used.

Approximate swim wave start times will be posted in the Craig Maclean centre foyer along with which heat is presently under way.

This year it will be possible to watch the swimming from inside the sports centre via the window.

Race briefing
The main race briefing will commence at 09.40 am in the sports hall. Instructions will also be given to competitors before the start of each swim heat.

Equipment
Bring sensible clothing for weather conditions on the day. Our event has seen perfect weather every year, but wind/waterproofs are still recommended as bad weather may roll in.

Please assure that you bring a cycle helmet for the cycle leg. No helmet-no race! However if you do forget, or if you have any problem with your bike, let us know and we will do our best to get you up and running.
Lockers are available in the leisure centre (20p) and in the pool changing rooms (£1)

Bike Check
Bicycles may be checked for safety before the race.

Results

Real time results will be available immediately after you finish at the race timing centre beside the finish.

Prize Giving
Prize giving will commence as soon as possible after the last competitor finishes, hopefully no later than 3:30pm on the playing fields beside the finish or in the Craig Maclean sports hall. Snacks will be available in the sports centre. 

Race Marshals
Competitors are requested to ask any accompanying friends and family to help with marshalling the race.  Please inform the organiser as soon as possible if you can assist.  We need marshals to be able to hold the race!

Refreshments
There will be water on the run route and refreshments at the finish area.

Accommodation
Comfortable bunkhouse accommodation is available at Ardenbeg Bunkhouse 01479 872824.  Bed and Breakfast accommodation is at Willowbank Guest House (01479 872089).  Guesthouse accommodation is available at Firhall Guest House (01479 873097) or Kinross House (01479 872042), Strathallan (01479 872165)
Useful website: www.grantownonspey.com

REBECCA MacKELLAR
Triathlon organiser – email info@try-tri.co.uk  (preferred)
or call 07958 501962