Event Suppliers

Event suppliers and equipment

Below you will find useful contacts to help you to organise your triathlon event. Suppliers are listed in no particular order.

Timing Companies

Below are companies where you can hire timing services from. You will usually be charged for supply of hardwear/chips, travel and staff time. To enquire about purchasing your own timing equipment, then visit www.rfidtiming.com.

Results Base www.resultsbase.net henry.trotter@resultsbase.net
Finishline Chip Timing Systems www.finishlinetiming.co.uk info@finishlinetiming.co.uk
Digital Race Timing, Terry Hislop coming soon digitalracetiming@gmail.com
Durty Timing, Paul McGreal www.durtyevents.com info@durtyevents.com
What’s My Time, Julie Burrows www.whatsmytime.co.uk whatsmytime@gmail.com
Winning Time, Freya Ross www.winningtime.co.uk freya@winningtime.co.uk
PB Timing www.pbtiming.co.uk pbtiming@btinternet.com
DB Max www.dbmax.co.uk via website
Stuweb www.stuweb.co.uk chris@stuweb.co.uk

 

Entry systems – sign up your competitors

Below are companies where you can advertise your event and manage your event entry sign ups.  British Triathlon is a very competitive site and is linked to Triathlon Membership, making it easier to manage your data.  It also gives you fantastic insights about your participants, in ease to read and export graphs.

British Triathlon events.britishtriathlon.org  events@britishtriathlon.org
Entry Central www.entrycentral.com ianmcl@entrycentral.com
Active Network www.activenetwork.co.uk emea-support@activenetwork.com
Q-Buster www.q-buster.co.uk freya@q-buster.com
Born2Run www.born2run.co.uk via website
Stuweb www.stuweb.co.uk chris@stuweb.co.uk

 

Transition Cycle racking

You can make or purchase your own bike racking for use at your events, but if you can’t store it, the next best thing is to hire. Below are companies or individuals who hire out triathlon racking. Also these contacts are likely to hire out have other items such as gantries, buoys, generators etc for a small charge, so don’t forget to ask.

Durty Events paul@durtyevents.com A frame – rack by seat Borders
Eventfull nick@eventfull.biz Dome shape – rack by wheel Dundee
John Lunn johnelunn@yahoo.co.uk A frame shape – rack by seat post Stirling
Edinburgh Racing brucewkidd@gmail.com Various Edinburgh
BSLT nrenton@bslt.org.uk Various Borders
Live Active Leisure events@liveactive.co.uk Various Aberfeldy

 

Communications

Because of the often rural nature of our sport, it is not always possible to rely on mobile telephones for communications. Many event organisers borrow or purhase two way radios. You can source radio equipment or services from the following

Link Tel http://www.link-tel.co.uk Hire or purchase radio equipment
Raynet http://www.raynet-uk.net Hire radio communication services (volunteers) or just equipment
Scottish Communications http://www.scottishcommunications.com Purchase radio equipment

 

Water quality testing

If you wish to host an event in the open water (loch/sea/river) then you must carry out water quality testing. There is likely to be a science lab local to your area, however here are companies who test water for events.

Glasgow Scientific Services GSS@glasgow.gov.uk 0141 276 0610
Andersen Caledonia lab@andersencaledonia.com 01698 844476
Tayside Scientific Services jane.couper@dundeecity.gov.uk
01382 307170

 

Race sundries

Below are contacts to purchase various items to make your event run smoothly such as signage, race numbers, medals etc

Running Imp www.runningimp.co.uk
Team Strides www.sporting-medals.co.uk
Lomo – swim safety buoys www.ewetsuits.com
Crewsaver – swim safety buoys www.crewsaver.com

 

Funding

It is possible to access funding to help support your event. This will help you to purchase your own event equipment, or event branding such as flags, banners and even larger items such as inflatable gantries. Below are some examples of funding providers. For more information about funding, please contact events@triathlonscotland.org

Triathlon Scotland Event start up grant for new club events. Awarded in January/February each year £300
Local sport trusts / council Various sports grants £300+
sportscotland Awards for All – for various purchases including equipment £500-£10,000
sportscotland Sports Match – matches commercial sponsorship, doubling your funding £500-£10,000

 

Event branding – flags, banners, gantry

We work with Legends Promotional Products to produce all of our event flags, scrim banners and staff clothing. Visit www.legend-s.co.uk for a quotation.

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
  • Legends S
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