The athlete guide will be published here approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. Please read it prior to arriving at the event
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.
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 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.
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:
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.
Full course maps will be published nearer the time of the event
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,
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.
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.
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
See who has entered so far… this only includes entrants who have allowed us to share their entry.
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Short fast Durty
|Laura Holland||Female||Super Veteran|
|Luis Soares||Male||Super Veteran|
|Louise Duncan Millar||Female||Senior|
|Sean MacBride-Stewart||Male||Super Veteran|
|Antonio Baas||Male||Super Veteran|
|Christopher Fowler||Male||Super Veteran|
|Neil Pirie||Male||Super Veteran|
|Jo Long||Female||Super Veteran|
|Jim Butcher||Male||Super Veteran|
|Judy Trayner||Female||Super Veteran|
|Nikki Munro||Female||Super Veteran|
|John Finlay||Male||Super Veteran|
|Naomi Alison Heap||Female||Senior|
|Kenneth Mitchell||Male||Super Veteran|
|Hayley E Laidlaw||Female||Veteran|
Short fast Durty relay
|Team Name||Team Gender|
|Gandia Three (GTC)||Mixed|
|Splash, Flash and Dash||All Female|
|Team Name||Team Gender|
Long Hard Durty
|paul macpherson||Male||Super Veteran|
|David Stewart||Male||Super Veteran|
|Graham Munro||Male||Super Veteran|
|Liam McHugh||Male||Super Veteran|
|Gillian Sangster||Female||Super Veteran|
|Nick Strange||Male||Super Veteran|
|Vicky Strange||Female||Super Veteran|
|Kenneth Young||Male||Super Veteran|
|Scott Hutchinson||Male||Super Veteran|
|Laurence Phin||Male||Super Veteran|
|Donald Miller||Male||Super Veteran|
|Richard Hyde||Male||Super Veteran|
|David Muir||Male||Super Veteran|
|Edward Crisp||Male||Super Veteran|
Long Hard Durty Relay
|Team Name||Team Gender|
|Pretty fly for a tri guy||Mixed|
|Team Name||Team Gender|