Glen Affric Duathlon News

Event Cancellation

Unfortunately we have not been able to find a suitable date on which to stage the event later this year for a variety of reasons.

So, sadly we have decided there will be no Glen Affric Duathlon 2020 after all.

All entrants have the option of full refund (including t-shirt orders) or can choose to defer to next year by which time hopefully this health emergency will be over. At present the provisional date for the 2021 event is Saturday 8th May.

Please contact and state which choice you are making – if you require a refund give full postal address as refunds will probably be by cheque due to our antiquated banking arrangements. The process might be slow but you will get your money refunded if you request this so we would ask you to bear with us.

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Glen Affric Duathlon 2020 – Event Postponed

Due to the escalating Corona Virus situation it is with great disappointment and reluctance that we have decided to postpone the Glen Affric Duathlon scheduled for 2nd May. We are currently talking to our sponsors, suppliers and landowners to find a suitable date in late September/early October by which time it is hoped the situation will be much improved and the safety of our competitors, marshals, spectators, etc will be assured. The duathlon is not termed a ‘mass event’ but we have taken into account a number of factors including of course the government advice on restricting travel and limiting social interaction.

All competitors have the right to a full refund of their entry fees or alternatively opt to defer to the rearranged date which we will confirm as soon as we can. I am sure you will all share our disappointment but hopefully you can still take part on the new date. The Glen Affric Duathlon is a community run event with limited resources and we already have a financial commitment to suppliers so it is vitally important that we at least cover our costs. Hence I would hope you can do your best to accept the rescheduled date and make this year’s event another success.

We would ask you to delay contacting us until we announce the new date for the event. This post will be sent to the email address supplied by competitors when they signed up but please keep any eye on our Facebook Page for further updates. In the meantime we have closed entries but they will reopen once we have the new date.

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Changes to Event Categories for 2020

From the 2020 Spar Scotland Glen Affric Duathlon we will be adding two additional event categories. This is to ensure a fairer distribution of awards amongst our senior competitors. These are Ultra Veteran categories for both male and female entrants aged 60 and over. The Super Veteran categories are now for folk aged 50 to 59. We will amend all relevant entries to take account of the changes.

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The 2020 Glen Affric Duathlon will take place on Saturday 2nd May at 11am. Due to the change in the May Day public holiday the event is a week earlier next year. Entries open in mid-September. Look forward to seeing everyone again.

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Wee Reminders

Not long to the off! Some last minute info..

At the moment the forecast for Saturday is looking reasonably good but besides packing the sun block also think about warmer clothing should the weather be on the cold side – it can change quite suddenly and it has been on the cool side as of late.
The road into Glen Affric is single track with passing places. Please take your time and keep an eye out for the odd pothole or stray sheep. Traffic should be light in the opposite direction. Please obey the marshalls as you approach the transition area. This will be the biggest event yet and space is at a premium.
The Course
Just some reminders. The first run incorporates a stream crossing. We’ve never had any problems before and Kintail Mountain Rescue are on hand to get everyone across safely.
The bike route is partly on public road – remember the potholes! – but mainly forest track. This was ‘swept’ last week and will be checked again on the eve of the event. This will still leave areas where small stones, gravel and the odd small branch or two are encountered so take care especially on bends where you should avoid braking too sharply. Marshalls and signage will advise accordingly.
Triathlon Scotland Members
Please remember to bring your TS ID if you have claimed discounted entry fee. This must clearly state ‘THIS IS A RACE LICENCE’ – if you don’t have a plastic card then TS inform me that you can download a pdf file or display it on your mobile phone.
We will have a couple of collection points for the charities MIND and Mikeys Line in memory of Lawrence Jones who marshalled at all the previous events. Any contribution will be deeply appreciated.

Think that’s about it. Anything else will be put on FB. Best wishes to everyone and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.

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