Glen Affric Duathlon News

Wee Reminders

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

Weather
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.
Travel
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.
Charity
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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Competitor info 2019

Competitor information for this year’s event including registration, parking etc can be found here. We aim to make the event as enjoyable and safe as possible. All of us have to play our part so please read!

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Spar Scotland are Major Sponsor for 2019

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We welcome SPAR Scotland as our Major Sponsor for the Glen Affric Duathlon 2019. The SPAR brand is known across the globe and the organisation was IAAF’s Principal Partner at the 35th European Athletics Indoor Championships held in Glasgow at the start of this month.

With the additional financial support we are now confident we can stage this year’s duathlon to the same high standard as in recent years – all we need now is good weather similar to 2018!

SPAR has had a presence in the Strathglass local community – our local village store Cannich Stores has traded under the SPAR banner for several decades and has been very supportive of the duathlon through the years. We hope that those taking part in this year’s event will show their appreciation by supporting our local store during their visit.

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New Marquees For 2019

As you know we generally beg, steal and borrow various pieces of equipment that we need for duathlon HQ. So we are really pleased that for this year’s event we will have two new marquees for our admin area courtesy of a grant from the Strathglass Community Fund. This local charity funnels funds from renewable energy sources into local projects such as the duathlon.
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Competitor Information

Final race information can be found here.  Please read it as it is designed to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day out!

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