Aviemore Triathlon

Join us in the beautiful Cairngorms for Aviemore Triathlon: enjoy an open water swim in the cool, calm waters of Loch Morlich and enjoy mountain biking and running on the trails of Glenmore Forest.

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18th September 2022

18th September 2022 @9am

The loch has been chosen for its superb water quality and spectacular surroundings. Coupled with fantastic MTB trails (forest road, easy track as well as sections of singletrack) in the forest, this is one of the very best locations in the UK for off-road racing. 

“The Long Hard Durty”, this Standard distance race will be a stiff challenge on a tough course in a spectacular location. .

Long Hard Durty:

  • 1,000m Open Water Swim, 18km Technical Mountain Bike, 9km Trail Run

“The Short Fast Durty”, this Sprint distance race will be a stiff but achievable challenge on a great course in a spectacular location.

Short Fast Durty:

  • 500m Open Water Swim, 12km Mountain Bike, 5km Trail Run

 

COVID19 – Please note: the race will be subject to appropriate Covid19 related social-distancing to help keep you and us safe. We will monitor Government guidance and apply it as current at the time of the event. But, you should expect some changes from a ‘normal’ race.

A Greener Aviemore Triathlon!

  • Feed station cups are our biggest source of waste. So we’re stopping using them. Completely. There will be no cups at feed stations. You need to bring your own or, if you don’t have one, we’ll provide you with a re-usable soft folding cup with your race entry in 2021. You will need to carry this with you and use it on the course if you wish to use feed stations.
  • T-shirts: some of you love them and some of you don’t. If you’re the latter, we’ll now give you the option to donate the cost of your event tee to our chosen charity, The John Muir Trust. You can make this selection when you sign up via Entry Central by choosing No T-Shirt. Your entry cost will remain the same and we’ll donate the equivalent value to The John Muir Trust.

We appreciate your help in ensuring our events make minimal impact on the environment.

The athlete guide will be published here approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.  Please read it prior to arriving at the event

The loch has been chosen for its superb water quality and spectacular surroundings.

Short Fast Durty – 500m Open Water Swim (wetsuits compulsory).  Once lap, deep water start.

Long Hard Durty – 1000m Open Water Swim (wetsuits compulsory). Two laps, deep water start.

Bike

The Mountain Bike section is on a mix of great fast forest roads (some less well used, and so a bit rougher), and shorter fun-dabby-dozy twisty, narrow rooty forest singletrack.

In general, we will be designing a course that is mostly ‘Blue’ standard or below for the Short Fast Durty course (with a small amount of fun singletrack thrown in)

The Long Hard Durty course will have some more ‘Red’ and ‘Black’ sections – if you’ve practiced on a mountain bike before the race, you’ll have a quicker and happier time! You’ll need a mountain bike, and Helmets are compulsory.

Click on the links for further information on course descriptions:

Run

The Run will be on a mix of forest trails, and includes a section of open hill running (Long Hard Durty only) with breath-taking views.

Take 30 seconds to look around you!. Bits of the course meander through rough and trackless natural forest. Mmmm, lovely.

Transitions

What’s included in the entry fee?

  • Professionally organised race
  • Full water safety team cover
  • Full race medical first aid cover
  • Chip Timing
  • Well stocked aid stations
  • Finisher’s T-Shirt (Or a donation to our nominated race charity)

Venue & Facilities

Badaguish Outdoor Centre,
Aviemore,
Scotland PH22 1AD

Well, have we found a great venue an off-road race!

In the heart of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, and in the shadow of the Cairngorm Mountain itself – you’ll be swimming in the cool clean water of Loch Morlich, Biking on superb trails in the huge Glenmore Forest, and finishing yourself off with a scenic run through stunning woodland and open hillsides.

The Aviemore Triathon is based at the Badaguish Centre, right in the middle of the forest. The race will be raising funds for the Centre – they help people with a disability enjoy an outdoor holiday – a cause that we know you’ll agree is worth supporting 100%. We’re encouraging all entrants to raise money for the Centre either via sponsorship or donation.

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ACCOMMODATION

On-site camping and WigWams will be available at the Badaguish Centre for a small charge. The site has showers, toilets, and acres of picturesque grassy goodness.

There are lots of other accommodation options in the Glenmore valley and in the nearby ski village of Aviemore (where there are also lots of shops, restaurants and visitor activities). Follow the links from the tab above for more info.

Aviemore and the Rothiemurcus/Glenmore are are very well set up for an overnight stay, and longer visits as part of your trip to Aviemore Triathlon.

There are loads of outdoor activities locally, massive forests, great mountains, lots of visitor attractions (including the Reindeer Centre and the Cairngorm Funicular – both almost on the race course!).

There are good accomodation options at race HQ itself (links below), and the town of Aviemore (which has plenty of Hotel, B+B and Hostel options) is a few minutes from the start line.

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FAQS

Can I ditch the wetsuit?

This event is run under Triathlon Scotland Rules please see Competition Rules – Triathlon Scotland for information on wetsuit use and water temperatures

Can I wear boots/gloves?

This event is run under Triathlon Scotland Rules please see Competition Rules – Triathlon Scotland for information on the use of boots/gloves for the swim section

What’s the water temperature?

Water Temperatures vary depending on the weather conditions pre-event but the loch temperature is likely to be around 13-14oC

What type of bike do I need?

We would recommend a mountain bike for this event. The short course is suitable for cross bikes and gravel bike however the long course definitely requires a proper mountain bike

Can a Relay Team be made up of 2 people rather than 3?

Yes relay teams can be made of 2 people with 1 person completing 2 of the 3 sections, when completing the entry be sure to put the appropriate name against each event leg

What is the exact route?

Full route information will be published on our website around 2 weeks prior to the event. Some routes require land owner permission and cannot be recced prior to the event, we therefore do not publish the route in advance of the events

Can I defer?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer deferrals, for information on refund options please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events

Can I have a refund?

For information on refund options please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events

Can I Change distance?

If the event you have entered has more than 1 distance option available then it is possible to transfer to another distance, this must be done at least 2 weeks in advance of the event and may be subject to a small admin fee. Please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events for more information

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Short fast Durty

Long Hard Durty

Entries

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Short fast Durty

NameGenderAge Category
Russell BrownMaleVeteran
Laura HollandFemaleSuper Veteran
Rhoda KennedyFemaleVeteran
Anita SoosFemaleSenior
Stacey CameronFemaleVeteran
Andrew ProcterMaleVeteran
Lynn RollingsFemaleVeteran
William WalshMaleVeteran
Ruth HerringtonFemaleVintage
Geraldine SpringettFemaleVeteran
Luis SoaresMaleSuper Veteran
Emma CooperFemaleSenior
Johnnie WalkerMaleVeteran
martin mckennaMaleVintage
Louise Duncan MillarFemaleSenior
Sean MacBride-StewartMaleSuper Veteran
Antonio BaasMaleSuper Veteran
Christopher FowlerMaleSuper Veteran
Ewan MaxwellMaleJunior
Neil PirieMaleSuper Veteran
Victoria BrownFemaleVintage
Jo LongFemaleSuper Veteran
Jim ButcherMaleSuper Veteran
Tom CoatsMaleVintage
Hannah TerranceFemaleSenior
Stewart McRaeMaleSenior
Judy TraynerFemaleSuper Veteran
David MorrisonMaleVeteran
Gail MorrisonFemaleVeteran
Nikki MunroFemaleSuper Veteran
John FinlayMaleSuper Veteran
Lucy IrvineFemaleSenior
Naomi Alison HeapFemaleSenior
Kenneth MitchellMaleSuper Veteran
Hannah PadleyFemaleSenior
Fiona GreenhalghFemaleVeteran
Fiona KerrFemaleVeteran
Janis McarthurFemaleSenior
Stephen MartinMaleSenior
Ronnie MacPhersonMaleVeteran
Liz BrookesFemaleVeteran
Tanja GreenFemaleSenior
Janet BalneavesFemaleVeteran
Ceri CoullFemaleVeteran
Laura Morrison-PiresFemaleVeteran
ruth mcarthurFemaleVeteran
Paul WyattMaleSenior
Peter StrachanMaleVeteran
Calum GemmellMaleSenior
Nicole MurrayFemaleSenior
Scott MylesMaleSenior
David WalkerMaleSenior
Mhairi HallFemaleVeteran
Isabel HowatFemaleVeteran
Sigrunn BlacoeFemaleVeteran
Hayley E LaidlawFemaleVeteran
Mairi CrawfordFemaleVeteran
Ingrid ArtusFemaleVeteran
Sarah PhillipsFemaleVeteran
Gareth IhmigMaleSenior
Blair WattMaleSenior
David SewellMaleSenior
Greig LoweryMaleSenior
David MCBAINMaleVeteran
Andrew TaylorMaleVeteran
NameGenderAge Category

Short fast Durty relay

Team NameTeam Gender
CammosUnderduressMixed
Gandia Three (GTC)Mixed
Splash, Flash and DashAll Female
Team NameTeam Gender

Long Hard Durty

NameGenderAge Category
Ally ProvenMaleVeteran
Declan SextonMaleSenior
Colin MulveyMaleSenior
Rebecca WeeksFemaleSenior
paul macphersonMaleSuper Veteran
Chris StuartMaleVeteran
Shane WasikMaleVeteran
Ewan CrawfordMaleSenior
Savannah PartonFemaleSenior
Alistair DochertyMaleSenior
Hadyn CooperMaleVeteran
Amy JenningsFemaleVeteran
David StewartMaleSuper Veteran
Graham MunroMaleSuper Veteran
Fraser MaxwellMaleVeteran
Darren RichardsMaleVeteran
Liam McHughMaleSuper Veteran
Eck AndersonMaleVeteran
Gordon McKirdyMaleVeteran
Gillian SangsterFemaleSuper Veteran
Luke SchultzMaleSenior
David BlackMaleSenior
Jamie RobinsonMaleSenior
Nick StrangeMaleSuper Veteran
Vicky StrangeFemaleSuper Veteran
Kenneth YoungMaleSuper Veteran
Simone McKennaFemaleVeteran
Calum MacLeanMaleSenior
Danaidh MccallumMaleSenior
Sebastian DaviesMaleSenior
Stephen NicholsonMaleSenior
Stuart HolmesMaleSenior
Gill CarrollFemaleVeteran
Scott HutchinsonMaleSuper Veteran
Ruy PiresMaleSenior
Ali MorrisonMaleSenior
Richard MurrayMaleVeteran
William MurrayMaleVeteran
Iain LaidlawMaleVeteran
Laurence PhinMaleSuper Veteran
Ed WoodMaleVeteran
Megan MowbrayFemaleVeteran
Donald MillerMaleSuper Veteran
Richard HydeMaleSuper Veteran
David MuirMaleSuper Veteran
Edward CrispMaleSuper Veteran
Karen PolwartFemaleVeteran
Henry CruickshankMaleVeteran
Alex McintyreMaleVeteran
NameGenderAge Category

Long Hard Durty Relay

Team NameTeam Gender
Pretty fly for a tri guyMixed
Raging PanthersMixed
Team NameTeam Gender

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