I’ve probably been doing Durty events for 10 years or so. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the courses are marked out really well. They’re professional and supportive.”
Marie Meldrum Age: 47
I’ve completed Craggy Island several times and many other Durty events, including Hell’s Hop swim run, The Durty Tri, Celtman, Aviemore Triathlon, and Loch Ness Swimrun.
I just love Craggy – I first did it about 10 years ago and I found it one of the most fun and most difficult triathlons. Because I thought it was just short – I paced it all wrong and the run seemed to take forever to complete – longer than some 20+ mile runs I’ve done.
What makes it special is the location, the community, and the concept. It’s lovely – logistics are all sorted out for us with the ferry. Swimming across to an island, to then cycle, run, and socialise afterwards is just the best – and the camaraderie out on the course is great.
I also enjoy the atmosphere. Being amongst other like-minded people, all on an island in the most stunning of locations – it’s just the best feeling.
Anyone can complete Craggy if they have the right attitude. Some people are a bit nervous on the mountain bike, but the track we descend on has improved now, so even if you’ve previously decided not to do it, it’s worth re-considering and taking a trip over to Kerrera to find out first hand if it might now be for you.