Student Triathlon

Scottish Student Triathlon Series 2017/18

Based on feedback from the student triathlon community a Scottish Student Triathlon Series has been established for the 2017/18 Academic Year. This series will take the form of one Aquathlon, Duathlon and Triathlon not hosted by a student club (therefore allowing everyone to compete) and points can be accrued at each event giving an overall series winner.

The Scottish Student Triathlon Series for the 2017/18 Academic Year is:

  • Aquathlon: Stirling Aquathlon – 8th October 2018
  • Duathlon: Stirling Duathlon –  25th March 2018
  • Triathlon: East Fife Triathlon – 8th April 2018

Standings After Round 1: Standings

The events selected for the Scottish Student Triathlon Series have in the past played host to the National Student Triathlon Championships, take a look at this video from the 2017 Championships to get a feel for what you might compete in:

Student Run Events

To reflect the needs of students and the academic year, student clubs host a number of events geared up specifically for students.  These events are for students by students and cater for both the beginner and experienced triathlete.

Autumn Races

University of St Andrews Triathlon Club host a duathlon in October.

Dundee University and Abertay University host a joint  aquathlon in October.

Aberdeen University Triathlon Club host an aquathlon in November.

Spring Races

Aberdeen University Triathlon Club host an aquathlon in March.

Edinburgh University Triathlon Club host a Sprint Triathlon in Tranent late March.

University of St Andrews Triathlon Club host a Sprint Triathlon in mid-April.

Glasgow University Triathlon Club host an aquathlon in May

For details on each event and entry information, visit the host club’s webpage or our event calendar.

In addition to these student events, you can also enter any race you see on our calendar that takes your fancy.  Simply enter under the name of your student triathlon club, get some training in and go race!

BUCS Triathlon

And for those looking to experience competing alongside other students from around the UK, British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) offer duathlon, sprint and standard distance championships.  For more detail on these events, liaise with your institution triathlon club or sports union.  Dates for these events for the 2016/17 academic year are:

Finally, if you have your sights set on representing your country in triathlon, check out our Age Group Racing pages where you can learn about age groupings, how to gain selection and where the event qualifiers are due to take place.

How can I get involved in Student Triathlon?

The following student clubs affiliate to Triathlon Scotland in September each year:

However there is triathlon activity taking place at other universities, including Heriot Watt University and Napier University so if your institution is not listed here, ask at your sports union and keep an eye on sports notice boards.

What if my institution has no triathlon club?

If there is no club at your institution and you want to set one up, get in touch!  We can provide support and guidance to help you get the club up and running! Contact Elise Methven elisemethven@triathlonscotland.org

You can still take part in student triathlon if there is no club where you study.  Simply enter races using your institution’s name and carry on as normal.  For Scottish Student Championships, as long as your place of study is affiliated to SSS then you are eligible to win a Scottish Student Championship title.

With regards training options for those of you with no local student club, use our Club Finder tool to locate the nearest club to you and join them to take advantage of the coaching sessions they offer.

What do I need to get started?

You may be surprised to know that you don’t need a lot of expensive kit to get started in triathlon.  Basic requirements for a pool based triathlon are:

  • Swimsuit & goggles
  • A roadworthy bike and helmet (no need for a fancy carbon bike and aero helmet, as long as they’re roadworthy they’re good for triathlon!)
  • Shorts, t-shirt & trainers

For more information on your first triathlon, visit our dedicated first-timer page .

What about Membership?

Each student club will have their own membership fees and structure so ask the club or sports union at your place of study for details.

Triathlon Scotland offer junior membership rates for those aged between 17-24 years, which is just £15 for the year.  Visit our membership pages for details and how to join.

Our Partners

Triathlon Scotland is proud to work alongside the following partners and sponsors.

  • Equality in Sport
  • British Triathlon
  • sportscotland
  • University of Stirling
  • Winning Students Scotland
  • Cashback for Communities
  • Big Lottery Fund
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