Cancelation of Alness Aquathlon
Due to personal circumstances, it has been decided that we are not in a position to run Alness Aquathlon in July. At this late stage it is too short notice to give the work over to someone and with the poor uptake of Nairn Aquathlon it is felt that a lot of work and club money would go into an event which might not attract many entrants.
I apologise for pulling the event, but have some suggestions for going forward.
1) If club members wanted an aquathlon training session instead they could arrange to do this using public swimming or if there was coach available, book a couple of lanes at Inverness or Nairn (Alness would require booking entire pool at more cost).
2) A date could be found in August to rearrange – either at Nairn or Alness. This would involve someone taking on the organisation of the event, including booking the pool, managing entries and sending necessary paperwork to TriathlonScotland almost immediately. They would also need to be lead organiser on the day. The event would also require around 15-20 volunteers to marshal and lap count on the day. As things stand I am not in a position to do this but I would happily guide you in the right direction and most of the paperwork, route planning, risk assessment etc is already done.
If you want to help out but the responsibility of the above is perhaps too much, then Patrick is doing a great job of getting things sorted and delegating tasks for Nairn Triathlon and I am sure he would appreciate more people to divide the work between.
If anyone has any other suggestions please let us know as in the past this event has been popular and it would be a shame for it to disappear from our calendar completely.