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.
First Aid – looking after your competitors
Below are companies who provide First Aid services for events. Please refer to the British Triathlon medical provision at events guide and discuss your event in full with your first aid contractor to ensure the correct level of first aider attendance.
|Coast Ambulance and Medical – Wayne Pearson||Wayne Pearsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prometheus AlphaMed||Ami Owenemail@example.com|
|St Andrews Ambulance Service||Regional Co-ordinator||www.firstaid.org.uk|
|Red Cross||Regional Co-ordinator||www.redcross.org.uk|
Open Water Safety – looking after your competitors
Below are companies who provide open water rescue services for events. Please refer to the British Triathlon open water event organiser guide for help with understanding open water safety cover, or contact us.
|Open Water Rescue (affiliated to the RLSS)||Antony Coiafirstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
|Finishline Chip Timing Systemsemail@example.com|
|Digital Race Timing, Terry Hislop||coming firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Durty Timing, Paul McGrealemail@example.com|
|What’s My Time, Julie Burrowsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Winning Time, Freya Rossemail@example.com|
|DB Max||www.dbmax.co.uk||via website|
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.
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 Eventsfirstname.lastname@example.org||A frame – rack by seat||Borders|
|Eventfullemail@example.com||Dome shape – rack by wheel||Dundee|
|John Lunnfirstname.lastname@example.org||A frame shape – rack by seat post||Stirling|
|Live Active Leisureemail@example.com||Various||Aberfeldy|
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 Caledoniafirstname.lastname@example.org||01698 844476|
|Tayside Scientific Servicesemail@example.com||
Below are contacts to purchase various items to make your event run smoothly such as signage, race numbers, medals etc
|Lomo – swim safety buoys||www.ewetsuits.com|
|Crewsaver – swim safety buoys||www.crewsaver.com|
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.