event support from the tri centre...
The New Year's Day Triathlon
January 1st 2013
Thanks to the Tri Centre, Unique Events and
Edinburgh Triathletes we can welcome you to the
New Year's Day Triathlon.
This is a race for everyone; a fun race for those who have never done a triathlon before (about a third of participants are triathlon virgins each year) or a competitive test of winter fitness for the experienced. The race gives you the opportunity to start the year as you mean to continue - and with a great atmosphere from the support of both competitors and spectators you will have a great time. Every entrant receives a race goody so they can remember their achievement.
If the 400m swim (8 lengths of the Commie Pool), the 11 mile cycle (three times around Arthur's Seat in a clockwise direction) or 3.5 mile run (once around Arthur's Seat again clockwise) seems too much then why not enter a team?
There is no need for the kids to feel left out - there is a separate Duathlon race for 8 to 15 year olds. This involves a short run, 2k bike, short run - all on closed roads. The Children's race is at 11.30, the adults starts at 12.30.
Edinburgh Trail Running Series
Dates throughout the year.
A new concept for Edinburgh - a dedicated Trail Running
We have races at 3 great venues - The Pentland Hills, Dalkeith Country Estate and Foxlake Adventures in Dunbar.
Distances will vary but will all be under 22K.
There will be proper prize money and proper prizes.
Please click on the Tri-Trail link at the top of the page for more details or visit our Facebook page.
Bowhill Winter Duathlon Series
January 27th and February 24th 2013
Anyone familiar with the series seems to love
it, and keeps coming back for more - this will
be the 11th year we think - gluttons for
punishment!. The format is usually Mountain Bike
followed by Trail Run, sometimes the other way
round. What the races always are though is muddy
and a bit hilly. Trust us, Bowhill will
CERTAINLY not disappoint in either of these
They're very newcomer friendly and relaxed, but also offer a stiff challenge if you're wanting to try and go quick, or keep
your racing/fun motivation going over the winter months. The series is set up for all sorts - newbies to internationalists, triathletes, runners, bikers, and people who just like to do 'stuff'. Come and have a go.
Visit durtyevents.com for more details.
What are the 48 races?
Scottish Cycling MTB guru Paul Newnham came up with the idea for
"˜ a Grassroots Mountain Bike (or Cyclocross) Challenge open to all, a race that people can ride to (rather than drive) and a way to get fit but in a fun way.'
ERC are promoting another series of 3 EDINBURGH 48 races sponsored by The Tri Centre in May 2013 (dates TBC).
The 1.7 Km course is based on grass and prepared tracks in Craigmillar Castle Park. The course is not highly technical and can be done on a cyclocross bike as well as MTB.
Entry on the night only.
Under 16s £5
Non BC licence holders will also need a day licence (£1.50 youths, £5 seniors).
The CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon
July 6th 2013
IN THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD’S FINEST EXTREME
CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon will take place on July 6th in Western Ross, Scotland, centred around the stunning Torridon mountains we will take you on an adventure unlike any other.
The approximate ascent for the whole race is 4000m (13000 feet).
Winner of both the Scottish and British Triathlon Event of the Year Award in 2012.
Start preparing NOW for CELTMAN! 2013…
The Durty Triathlon
July 27th 2013
The Durty Triathlon will again be taking place at
St. Mary's Loch on the 27th July 2013.
The event is intended to offer a choice of distances suit a range of desires and abilities. On one-hand, the ‘Sprint’ distance race will be a great introduction to Open Water swimming, and off-road racing, but will provide a stiff challenge for the speed-freaks as well.
The ‘Standard’ distance will be a tough, but very rewarding challenge for those wanting to test themselves, and also for experienced racers.
St Mary's Standard Triathlon
July 28th 2013
Brand new for 2013 - we've (Durty Events)
succumbed to peer pressure and popular demand. Durty
Events is crossing over to the 'clean side' and
presents for your delight and delectation a
[relatively] normal race!. However, this is far from
being a standard Standard...
Ladies and Gentlemen, please be upstanding for the St. Mary's Standard Distance Triathlon!.
Race date is Sunday 28th July 2013.
Venue is, erm, unsurprisingly, St. Mary's Loch in the glorious Scottish Borders.
The Aviemore Triathlon
August 11th 2013
Welcome to the Aviemore Triathlon - an
exciting, challenging, fun, and a little bit
bonkers off-road Swim + Mountain Bike + Trail
The event is raising funds for the Badaguish Centre to help people with a disability enjoy and outdoor holiday. We strongly encourage participants to raise funds through sponsorship or donation for this amazing place, doing amazing work. More information on the Badaguish Centre can be found here.
Craggy Island Triathlon
August 31st and September 1st 2013
Unique in the UK and probably the World, the Craggy Island Triathlon will have you swimming across the sound from the mainland to an island to start your race. How cool is that?.
The island in this case is the rugged spectacular and completely unspoilt Isle of Kerrera, just off the West coast of Scotland near the busy town and harbour of Oban.
The race is entirely off-road (there are no roads on the island, so there’s not much choice about that), and will take you from sea level to the highest point of the island.
Hebridean Challenge AKA "The Heb"
September 5th - 7th 2013
Welcome to the all new Hebridean Challenge
Adventure Race, known and much-loved as 'The
Heb' - an exciting, engaging, truly adventurous
and absorbing race through the most spectacular,
wild and remote landscape the UK has to offer -
the Hebridean Island chain off the west coast of
This unique race is for teams of 3 or Solos. You may find yourself on a mountain bike, kayaking, open water swimming, running and navigating from a secret start location to the finish on the Island of Barra.
Each night, the race will stop overnight in one of the island communities - we'll provide a meal, a place to pitch your tent, and perhaps one or two surprises!.
Post-race will be a legendary and hangover-inducing party in Castlebay.
The new Heb will be easy to take part in, but still a tough challenge - less logistical fuss, less cost, less hassle, but definately all the adventure, excitement and fun. Perfect for hardened adventure racers, newcomers to the sport, and everyone in between.
Gullane Beach Triathlon
The 17th Gullane Beach Triathlon.
As one of the most established races on the triathlonscotland circuit, Gullane Beach Triathlon offers great racing in a fantastic setting.
The race is located in a picturesque part of East Lothian about 20 miles east along the coast from Edinburgh.
Gullane Bents is a beautiful sandy beach and the water at the beach has reached the highest EEC standards of cleanliness.
October 31st 2013
So here's the deal...
Craigmillar Castle Park, October 31st (Halloween!).
Race starts 6.30pm. You will need lights and probably some warm clothing.
45 (plus a lap) minutes of crazy racing through this great venue.
We might even provide some warming cider!
[This race is for over 18s only]...
Details coming soon of our 2013 official SCX Race.