Foxlake Triathlons

**As seen on TV!** – the 2019 race was live broadcast on the BBC Scotland Adventure Show.

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8th & 9th July 2022

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July 2022

Super Sprint Off-Road Triathlon. Fast and furious or slow and steady, it’s a race that will suit a wide range of abilities.

  • Day 1: Friday 8th July 2022              
  • Day 2: Saturday 9th July 2022

The course will be the same on each day, but each day is a separate race. So, enter either (or both if that’s your thing!).

We’re aiming for completion times of around 30-60 minutes. Yep, that’s for the whole lot….. Swim, Bike and Run. Take it as fast or as easy as you like – on the rivet, or in the comfort zone. Either way, this should be fun.

  • Approx 200m Open Water Swim (don’t worry, the lake is shallow)
  • Approx 4km Mountain Bike (nothing wildy technical, but will be tricksy enough to catch you out if you hit it hard!)
  • Approx 2km Trail Run

Entries are open to those aged 15 or over by 31st December 2022.

Camping

On-site basic tent camping and parking for small vans (Transit/T5 size and smaller, sorry, no caravans or big motorhomes) is possible on the Friday night at £5 per person – cash on the day please.

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. 

200m SWIM

Approx 200metres in the beautiful private freshwater Foxlake Adventures Wakeboard park. Open Water, deep water start. Wetsuits probably compulsory – bring them just in case.

The lake is clean and spring-fed. It’s shallow for most of the course, so is great for newbies and less confident swimmers – it’s designed to be a safe environment for watersports.

Approx 4km Bike

You’ll need a mountain bike, a gravel bike, a decent hybrid with knobbly tyres, or maybe even a cyclocross bike. Don’t worry if what you’ve got isn’t ‘fancy’ – you’ll be fine.  The course isn’t too technical and uses great tracks and trails in the surrounding woodlands. Helmets will be compulsory though, and you’ll need two working brakes.

Not far. Maybe 2km Run

You’ll be back on the winding trails in the forest, and also some of the lumpy grassy stuff surrounding the lake, before you emerge at the Finish Line.

Event Timings | Precise details TBC

Day 1 – Friday 8th July 
  • 5:30pm – Car Park Opens
  • 6:00pm – 7:15pm – Race Registration @ Foxlake
  • 7:30pm – Race Start (possibly split into several small waves, possibly individual ‘time trial’ start)
  • 8pm – First Finisher
  • 9:00pm  – Last Finisher
Day 2 – Saturday 9th July
  • 7:00am – Car Park Opens
  • 7:30am – 8:45am – Race Registration @ Foxlake
  • 9:00am – Race Start (possibly split into several small waves, possibly individual ‘time trial’ start)
  • 9:30am – First Finisher
  • 10:30am – Last Finisher

Course & Maps

Course Maps to Follow. It’s nice and easy though and will be fully way-marked for the event.

Briefing

The Foxlake Athlete Briefing will be posted here approximately 2 weeks prior to the event date.

Please read it, it will answer most if not all of your questions.

Venue & Facilities

Foxlake Adventures is a purpose built Wakeboard park set in beautiful woodland near Dunbar, East Lothian. Access is really great – the place is only seconds away from the A1, so is easily reached from the NE of England, and the Central Belt and Borders of Scotland.

The address is;
Foxlake Adventures
Hedderwick Hill Stables
Dunbar
East Lothian
EH42 1XF

www.foxlake.co.uk

On site there is:

  • Freshwater Wakeboarding Lake with tows and features (there will be demo rides during race day!)
  • Foxfall Ropes Obstacle Course (over water!).
  • Acres of beautiful forests and fields
  • Disk Golf Course
  • Foxlake Shop
  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Car Parking

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.

Do I need to bring my own wetsuit?

You will need to bring a wetsuit either your own or you can arrange to hire on from Foxlake for a few pounds before hand, drop them an email info@foxlake.co.uk  or call them on 01620 860 657

What’s the water temperature?

Water Temperatures vary depending on the weather conditions pre-event but the loch temperature is likely to be around 14-16oC

What type of bike do I need?

We would recommend a mountain bike for this event however it is not a technical course so cross bikes and gravel bikes are fine.

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.

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Entries

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Friday entries

NameGenderAge Category
MICHAEL MCKAYMaleVintage
Miles DavisMaleSenior
Holly DavisFemaleSenior
Celina DavisFemaleSuper Veteran
James M TurnbullMaleSenior
Hugh ParsonsMaleSenior
Murray GlassMaleSuper Veteran
Carol LockFemaleSenior
Catriona O'ConnellFemaleSenior
neil craigMaleVeteran
NameGenderAge Category

Saturday entries

NameGenderAge Category
MICHAEL MCKAYMaleVintage
Glen FarleyMaleSenior
craig burnsMaleVeteran
Gareth IhmigMaleSenior
Gary StewartMaleSenior
Gemmma McCormackFemaleSenior
Pamela CraigFemaleVeteran
Mark ElderMaleSuper Veteran
Joy MichieFemaleSuper Veteran
Colin AndersonMaleVeteran
Laura MacdonaldFemaleSenior
Ailie StevensonFemaleSenior
NameGenderAge Category