Weekend Preview 20-21 May

17th May 2017 | Written by LesleyJ

On Sunday we’re delighted to have the first event in the Disability Triathlon Series, at Armadale Academy.  The event is hosted in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport, Lothian Disability Sport, West Lothian Council and affiliated local clubs; GRC and West Lothian Triathlon Club.  For participants aged 8 years upwards, two distances are available to choose from: ‘the sprint’ or ‘the standard’ where the sprint will cover: 100m swim, 800m bike, 350m run and the standard, 200m swim, 1600m bike, 700m run.  Read about this great new series of events here.

Loch LoMan takes place on the Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch.  Three open water distances will be held with the sprint covering; 750m, 17km, 5km, the standard; 1500m, 42km, 10km and the middle; 1900m, 86km, 20km.  Over 400 athletes across all the distances are expected to take part.  More.

Down to the borders and the Hawick sprint and novice takes place as part of the Live Borders series, and is also included in our Legends Ranking Series.  Swimming in the pool at Teviotdale Leisure Centre the sprint course covers 750m, 20km, 4.5km with the Come and Tri covering, 400m, 9.7km,  2km.  More.

Up to the North East and the Peterhead Sprint is on Sunday.  Part of the Aberdeenshire Council Triathlon Series and the Legends Ranking Series, participants will begin at Peterhead Swimming Pool  with a 750m swim before transitioning on to the 23km cycle section on local roads, finishing with a 5km run.  Also taking place is a novice event where participants will complete the 400m, 23km, 3km route.  More.

The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) standard distance triathlon championships take place in Southport on Sunday.  Around 15 Scottish student athletes will take part in the 1500m lake swim, 40km bike, 10km run event, including Winning Students Scholar, and University of Stirling Student; George Goodwin.  Goodwin, who took 3rd in the BUCS sprint event recently, will be looking for that podium once again.  More.

Grant Sheldon heads to Dunkerque, France where he will race for his French Team.  The sprint event will cover  a one-lap 750m swim, five-lap 21km cycle route, finishing with a two-lap 5km   run.  More.

Another event on the Age Group calendar takes place at Eton Dorney on Sunday.  Run by Humanrace this draft legal sprint event will see entrants cover 750m, 21km, 5km and is an opportunity for athletes to qualify for the 2017 ITU World Age Group Championships in Rotterdam in September.  More.

The next North Area Skills School takes place at Knockburn Loch where the focus will be on open water swimming, as well as some transition and bike skills.

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