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 sea temperature is likely to be around 12-14oC.
Tell me about the ferry
You’ll be getting to the island via some chartered private ferries for the short (15mins) trip across Oban bay. These will leave from near North Pier in Oban. It is most likely that you will travel on one boat, and your bike on another, arriving around the same time. You will be allocated a ferry time and will be advised of this when we release the athlete guide c. 2 weeks before the event. Please do not turn up late (or too early) for your ferry. We’re trying to keep queues down to a sensible size, and need you to help us. Precise details TBC, but all ferries will probably leave between 8am and 9:30am. There will be space for friends and family to come to the island as well. but they will need to pay for a ticket (c. £5 return). They may not be able to catch the same boat as you, but we will get everyone across. Expect a bit of a queue post-race to return to Oban as everyone tries to leave atthe same time. View it as a perfect excuse to grab a beer from the Waypoint Bar and relax 🙂
What type of bike do I need?
We would recommend a mountain bike for this event, however depending on biker ability you may be able to use a gravel or cross bike. Please read our course guides carefully before choosing a non-mountain bike option .
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 Some routes require land owner permission and cannot be recced prior to the event, we therefore do not publish the route in advance of the events.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 bring a campervan?
Car parking is tight so unfortunately we are unable to accept campervans/motorhomes (vans under 6m/Transit van size are ok) in our car parks – we just can’t fit big vehicles in. Please do not try to bring large vehicles to this event, it causes chaos.
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.
I’ve forgotten if I signed up, can you check? If you selected the option to display your entry on the website you will be able to look up the list at the bottom of this page. If you did not select to display your name then please keep hold of your race confirmation email.