Glen Affric DuathlonJanuary 26, 2015

If anyone fancies a challenging off-road duathlon on Saturday 25th April 2015, start time 11am, then you could try the Glen Affric Duathlon, organised by the community of Strathglass.

The whole event is held within the magnificent Glen Affric NNR, and comprises the following:-

Run 1:- 7.5 mile mainly off-road hill run, involving a bit of tarmac, stony hill track and bog, plus a river crossing that is manned using ropes by Kintail Mountain Rescue.

MTB cycle – 18 mile non-technical loop, 4 miles on tarmac and 14 miles on forestry commission 4×4 tracks

Run 2:- Final 2.5 mile, mainly on tarmac, but with a mile of twisty off-road stuff.

All disciplines start and finish at the disused quarry area at the end of the road in Glen Affric, which is the “Highland Cross” changeover point, where there will be a café and marquees.

Event sanctioned by TriathlonScotland,

Also if you fancy marshalling, whether it be on the hill, out on the bike course or manning transition, your help would be most welcome (free tea, coffee, hand-shake and T-shirt). if so, please email Matt Jones at or Jim MCauley at

For more event details, please visit

Winter Duathlon – January EditionJanuary 17, 2015

The first Duathlon for 2015 will be at Ord Hill from the Forestry Commission car park, on Saturday 24th January – starting at 10.00am.

The event will consist of a 1 mile run loop on forest paths (red route) and a 2.5 mile bike loop on forest roads (blue route). The course will be open for an hour and the aim is to complete as many loops as you can. You can do 1 of each or keep going – up to you!

The run route is fairly muddy and has some steeper sections, and a couple of obstacles as of Wednesday evening but lots of fun! The bike route is non-technical suitable for hybrids, cyclocross or MTBs.

As the event is being run under the Outdoor Access Code the maximum number of participants is 40 so please arrive promptly at 9.30am to register.

IMPORTANT BITS: You are responsible for your bike being in good working order with safe, fully functioning brakes. You MUST wear a helmet at all times while mounted. You will be using public paths and MUST ride and run in a responsible manner following the Outdoor Access Code. Please carry emergency contact details on your person e.g. name and phone number and any medical details.

Children under 12 years MUST be accompanied throughout the course to ensure their safety and to keep them on course.

There will be very limited route signage on the course – the permanent blue/red route posts will be there – it is your responsibility not to get lost! Check out the route map below.

See you all there!!


Winter DuathlonsJanuary 11, 2015

After long deliberation I have decided to organise informal duathlons on the following dates: Sat 24th Jan, Sat 21st Feb and Sat 28th Mar! They will all be off-road and there will be options for juniors 8 yrs and over to adults of all abilities. The first one will consist of short loops with an hour to complete as many as possible! Venues TBC but thought I would get the dates out so that you can get prepared ;)


Unfortunately Inverness Leisure are doing maintenance work to the competition pool which requires a closure on Monday evening.

However here are sets you can do as “homework”. They are long sets so if you want to do it as two sessions; one tech and one fitness feel free! Enjoy! :)

Lanes 2/3 (3000m)

Warm up
4 x 100m (10′ rest) as:
1. Full stroke, 2. Pull buoy (distance per stroke), 3. Back crawl, 4. Kick on back

Tech drills
4 x (2 x 50m) as:
25m shoulder tap > 25m waterpolo stroke, 10s rest,
25m scull > 25m waterpolo stroke, 10s rest,
Can be done with blue Aquasphere fins if you are in a training lane – if not they can be done without toys.

Fitness set
10 x 50m at CSS pace with 10s rest interval
10 x 25m sub-CSS pace with 10s rest interval
5 x 100m at CSS pace with 20s rest
10 x 25m at sub-CSS pace with 10s rest interval
10 x 50m CSS pace with 10s rest interval
Key is to keep splits even!

Cool down
8 x 50m
Try to gradually get slower by 2-3 secs per 50m starting from CSS pace for first 50m

Lanes 4/5 (2000m)

4 x 100m (10′ rest) as:
1. Full stroke, 2. Pull buoy (distance per stroke), 3. Back crawl, 4. Full stroke

Tech drills
Perform each drill over 25m then swim full stroke for 25m, x 4
Drill 1: Shoulder tap – as broken arrow but tapping shoulder before pulling back slightly and then spearing hand entry
Drill 2: Waterpolo stroke – swim front crawl but with your face out of the water facing forward

Fitness set (use CSS if you know it otherwise use your 200m/2 plus 10secs)
5 x 50m at CSS pace with 10s rest interval
5 x 25m sub-CSS pace with 10s rest interval
3 x 100m at CSS pace with 20s rest
5 x 25m at sub-CSS pace with 10s rest interval
5 x 50m CSS pace with 10s rest interval
Key is to keep splits even!

Cool down – 150m own choice strokes

Christmas DinnerDecember 14, 2014


The Club Christmas meal will be at Pizza express on Sunday 21st December at 7.30pm.

Please could you confirm attendance by posting below or adding your name to the google spreadsheet.

As usual we will need to pre-order our food in advance so please take a look at the menu and add your choices to the spreadsheet.

I will be away on my hols so won’t be joining you so last minute queries (after 13th December) please direct them to Jane! And please make her life easier by choosing your food choices in a timely manner!

Christmas menu

Regular menu

Yoga SessionsNovember 30, 2014

Yoga sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7.45-8.30pm. Led by Wendy Hope the sessions will target areas of weakness in triathletes to help improve form, posture and general relaxation.

They will be in Eddie McGillivray Memorial Hall, Riverside Street Inverness IV1 1NX, be careful using sat nav it often takes you to the other side of the river! The junction is opposite the closed down cake shop just before Black Bridge.

Please bring a mat and towel.

Cost: £4 for members

Nairn Triathlon 2014 Competitor Information UpdatedSeptember 25, 2014

The competitor information for the 2014 Nairn Triathlon has been updated.  Please read this carefully, there are a few changes from last year.

The Very Last Minute Duathlon!August 11, 2014

The Very Last Minute Farr Duathlon – incorporating the annual Great Tri-Nessie Bake Off – Friday 15th August!

Farr Duathlon will take place at Farr Hall, near Inverarnie. This is a light-hearted, come and try event with a wee twist! Participants will be given a handicap time and set off at staggers, handicapping will be based on numerous factors, run ability, how expensive a bike you are riding, how nice you are to the handicapper… etc… We don’t take ourselves too seriously and neither should you ;)

The course will consist of a 4km run (mixed terain including road and forestry track) and 16km road bike loop (, finishing with a 2km run. As the route is on roads the duathlon is restricted to participants who have obtained their 14th birthday. You can have had a lot more birthdays than this too!

Registration will open at 6pm with the first participants starting at 6.30pm. The event is free to take part but as always donations towards costs are always appreciated! If you are bringing anyone along with you who would be willing to help marshal please let us know at

Afterwards stay to socialise with other members, bring your friends and family too. Entries for the bake-off should be available for everyone to judge, along with tea, coffee and juice. If you want anything stronger you will have to bring that yourself! If you wish to enter the bake-off bring your best creation along with you!

“Small print” – 14 years and over, cycling helmets must be worn throughout the bike section. By entering you certify to your good health and ability to compete in a physically demanding event, as well as the good health of your bicycle.

Mid-summer DuathlonJune 14, 2014

Wednesday 25th  June

6pm registration for 6.30pm start

Make the most of the long summer nights by taking part in a Midsummer’s Night Duathlon!

25947_607869552585170_1338565766_nThis year we will be using our fantastic cycling venue at Highland Cycle Ability Centre so the cycle route is suitable for all bikes.  The course will consist of a short run loop (no more than 1k) and a 2km bike loop (twice round the circuit). You have one hour to do as many run-bike-run-bike…etc… as you can. The event can be done individually or in a pair and is suitable for children as well as big children!

Entry is £4 for adults (18yrs+) and £2 for children.

All bikes must be in a safe, working order – especially brakes! – and helmets much be worn at all times whilst mounted.


Badaguish Summer Training WeekendJune 6, 2014

This year’s Summer Training Weekend will be combined with the Aviemore Triathlon and take place on 29th – 31st August.

For those of you racing it offers the perfect race preparation with time to recee the courses, relax and recover and have fellow club mates around afterwards to celebrate. (Or pick you off the ground…)

For those of you are aren’t ready to take the plunge into an open water race or are happier in the world of the road bike the weekend offers the perfect training getaway! With hills galore for the spotty jersey or Strava enthusiasts, quiet runs in beautiful scenery, mini-races and open water swims from the UK’s best rural beach and yoga and recovery sessions all timetabled in, every type of triathlete should be catered for.

The weekend is £50 including full board and transfers! Yes you did hear that correctly… For roughly the price of central-belt race fee you get fed, watered, a bed for two nights and coached training sessions! There will also be bag and bike transfers for anyone wishing to cycle down on Friday evening or pick up from Aviemore train station.

Sign-up for the weekend here!

Entry to Aviemore Triathlon is not included but can be found on EntryCentral.


Thursday 6.30pm at Inshes: Bag & bike drop for anyone riding down or taking the train to Aviemore

Friday evening:
5.00pm: Lodge open for arrivals
5.30pm: Cycle to lodge (42 miles) – leaving from Inshes
6.13pm: Pick up from Aviemore train station (5.30pm train from Inverness)
7.00pm: Swim at Loch Morlich
8.30pm: Dinner

7.00am – Run
8.00am – Breakfast
9.30am – Cycle
MTB – Badaguish single-track (Aviemore Triathlon bike route)
Road – Nethybridge or Cairngorm
12.30pm – Lunch
2.00pm – Mini-triathlons – Loch Morlich
or swim and help with races for those wanting to rest up!
Water should be warm enough for a quick dip even if you don’t have a wetsuit!
4.00pm – Afternoon snacks
5.00pm – Yoga
7.00pm – Dinner

7.00am – Breakfast
*9.00am – Aviemore Triathlon or Run
2.00pm – BBQ

For those racing or supporting there will also be the option to be day visitors on Sunday which for £15 will give you the use of showers and the food and drink from the BBQ! Sign up here and select the check box for Sunday only.

Places are limited so get your money to Anna quickly to book your place! There will also be no reduced rates for this weekend apart from the Sunday day ticket.