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.
There are many voluntary or commercial first aid companies you can contact. Voluntary (such as the Red Cross / St Andrews) are usually slightly more cost effective, but it can be hard to confirm a booking until close to your event.
For other first aid companies, it will be easier to confirm a booking, but it is likely you will pay slightly more. In all cases you should ascertain their commitment to welfare of vulnerable groups, by asking to see their welfare policy, and confirming that volunteers / staff are appropriately trained and members of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.
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|
|Durty Timing, Paul McGrealfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|What’s My Time, Julie Burrowsemail@example.com|
|Winning Time, Freya Rossfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|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.
Below are contacts to help to make your swim section run smoothly.
|Open Water Rescue (affiliated to RLSS)||email@example.com|
|Lomo – swim safety buoys||www.ewetsuits.com|
|Crewsaver – swim safety buoys||www.crewsaver.com|
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|
|Ultra Six||http://www.ultrasix.co.uk/||Hire radio equipment|
To enhance your event, it is possible to hire event commentators to liven up your finish line. If you are aware of any other great commentators, please let us know.
|Graham Coull||You Can Sport|
|Dougie Robertson||Dougie Robertson||07970 720258|
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
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 or search engines. For more information about funding, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Triathlon Scotland||Event start up grants||£300|
|Foundation Scotland||Various local and national grants||£300+|
|Funding finder||sportscotland website||Various|
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.