Weekend Preview 22-23 April

19th Apr 2017 | Written by LesleyJ

The weekend starts early with the Scottish National Schools Aquathlon Championships, on Friday in Stirling.

After a successful two years working with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture at Dollan Aqua Centre, the event this year heads to Stirling.  Working in Partnership with Beaconhurst School we are set to welcome 300 secondary school pupils, from 55 different schools, to Stirling University.  Racing in their age groups (S1/S2, S3/S4, S5/S6) participants can race individually and/or as a school team in the mixed team relay. Always a great event with lots of enthusiasm and energy, look out for updates through the day on twitter.   More information.

Also on this weekend the next instalment of the Area Skills School will take place in the East and Borders and the North where youngsters will be focusing on transition and bike skills.  Area Skills School is a brilliant initiative for keen young triathletes.  Open to those aged 11-16 years old, it is for all abilities from the more novice up to the experienced.  We encourage all our young members to sign up and keep developing ‘their best’.

The Ediburgh #3 Youth and Novice Aquathlon is set for Sunday in the grounds of Forrester High School, Edinburgh.  A pool swim and run, TriStars will race their age groups from TriStar Start to Youth and the novice race for 17 years upwards comprises a 400m swim and 3km run, with just under 130 competitors expected.  More.

The popular Three Castles Duathlon takes place in Ayr with stunning views to take in on your way!  The course is a 5km, 27km, 5km route with an undulating bike leg and an out and back run leg(s).  Well over 60 competitors are expected to take part.  More.

The Jake Porter Duathlon raises money for CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland) and is a friendly inclusive event where people are encouraged to try the run-bike-run individually or in teams.  The races takes place at Tingwall Hall, Tingwall where a healthy 14 teams are expected to take part.  More.

The St Andrews Spring Triathlon follows the sprint distance of 750m, 23km, 5km with the pool swim in East Sands Leisure Centre.  The scenic cycle loop takes you around lovely coastline and countryside, before finishing with a two-loop run route around St Andrews itself.  Over 120 people are signed up for this annual event.  More.

The Stockton Duathlon Festival takes place at Stockton Riverside on Sunday.   The event will host two Age Group duathlon qualifiers, a draft legal sprint race that will cover a 5km run, 20km bike, 2.5km run route, and the standard event which is non drafting and acts as both a world and European qualifier, covering 10km, 40km, 5km.  More.

Have a great weekend!


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