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 (http://runkeeper.com/new/route?updateRoute=1506531), 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 info@triathloninverness.co.uk.

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.

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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.

Timetable:

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

Saturday:
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

Sunday:
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.


Alness Aquathlon 2014 ResultsMay 17, 2014

We had a fantastic day!  Great weather, great swimmers and speedy runners with an enthusiastic bunch of helpers, and the home baking was literally the icing on the cake!

Age 11-12

250m swim + 2km run

Name              M/F  Swim   Run     Total
Maree Wood        F    4:08   11:30   15:38
Robbie Stewart    M    4:55   10:51   15:46
Eilidh Mackenzie  F    4:54   10:59   15:53
Iona Milne        F    5:05   10:52   15:57
Rona Robinson     F    4:43   11:28   16:11
Freya Fowler      F    4:16   13:41   17:57

Age 13-14

400m swim + 3km run

Name              M/F  Swim   Run     Total
Erica Fowler      F    5:39   14:30   20:09
James Aitken      M    7:18   16:14   23:32
Erin Robinson     F    7:22   16:46   24:08
Penri Jones       M    7:05   17:41   24:46
Emily Milne       F    8:50   17:41   26:31
Alex Shepherd     M    9:29   23:41   33:10

Age 15-16

400m swim + 3km run

Name              M/F  Swim   Run     Total
Jonathan Aitken   M    5:15   12:29   17:44
Jed Russell       M    6:40   13:09   19:49
Andrew Johnstone  M    8:26   13:20   21:46
Patrick McEwen    M    7:48   16:09   23:57
Lewis Richardson  M    9:13   16:15   25:28

Age 17+

400m swim + 3km run

Name              M/F  Swim   Run     Total
Matthew Jones     M    6:46   11:59   18:45
Ewan Gordon       M    6:43   12:08   18:51
Julie Wilson      F    6:24   14:07   20:31
Simon Stewart     M    7:12   13:59   21:11
Anna MacArthur    F    7:26   14:16   21:42
Nigel Shaddick    M    8:16   13:32   21:48
Rhona Grant       F    9:38   12:51   22:29
James Attridge    M    8:11   15:34   23:45
Fiona Gray        F    7:17   16:38   23:55
Cath Milne        F    8:50   16:00   24:50
Lucy Moseley      F    6:49   19:17   26:06
Susan Richardson  F   10:27   16:21   26:48
Sue Henderson     F    9:28   19:30   28:58
Kim Stewart       F    6:45   27:16   34:01


Countdown to the Alness AquathlonMay 11, 2014

Less than a week to go, so here’s your reminder and checklist:

1. Check the Alness Aquathlon event page to find out the distance for your age group.

2. Time yourself swimming the distance.

3. Complete the online entry form.

4. Bring along a helper: we can’t run these events without volunteers.  It’s not hard work: we need lap counters for the swim and marshals for the run.

5. Tell your friends!

PS. We like to share some home baking afterwards at the prize giving.  It’s a fine tradition and it would be great if you joined us.


Easter DuathlonMarch 20, 2014

This year’s Easter Duathlon will take place on Sunday 13th April at Balloch Woods – Scottish School of Forestry car park IV2 5EA. From the Keppoch Inn at Culloden Moor head towards Balloch, the car park entrance is on the left just before the railway bridge. The timed course will be in a run-bike-run format with both loops on forest tracks. A mountain bike is reccomended though the cycle sections are not technical. The distances are approximately an optional 2km or 4km run and 5km or 10km bike. The full challenge will be to complete as an individual but relay teams of 2 or 3 are also welcome.
Registration is from 9.30am, the start will be at 10am.
All competitors must ensure their bike is in a safe condition and a helmet must be worn while riding.
The event is free and open to all ages club and non club members – under 16s must have an adult at the event with them. By entering the event you accept that you are fit to take part.

Please feel free to share with your friends and colleagues – emphasis as always is on having a good time


AGM ReminderFebruary 7, 2014

Just a reminder that the AGM this year is on Tuesday 11th February, 7.30pm at Velocity Cafe, Stephen’s Brae, Inverness.

Agenda

Chair’s Report of 2013

Treasurer’s Report

Election of Committee Members (see below)

Motion to increase membership fees to £20 individual

Motion to add family membership for 3 or more members from the same family at £50 (and backdate to Jan 2014)

Motion to “gift” regular coaches membership each year

Looking forward to 2014 – Chair and Junior Convenor

Any Other Competent Business

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Committee Roles

Below is a list of roles which we will be looking to fill. I have broken down the workload into lots of little chunks which hopefully you will agree are manageable. I have given a brief outline of the duties and listed the individuals who did the job last year – if we have more than one volunteer for a role it can be put to vote at the AGM or we can split the roles even further.  If you fancy any of the jobs you can drop me an email before the AGM or be there on the night.

Chairperson - ensure the smooth running of the club by providing leadership and ensuring all roles are supported. Ensure the club grows and improves by maintaining the club development plan – Jane Pottie

Treasurer - ensure an accurate account of club finances is kept, liaise with others regarding the payment of invoices etc. – Anna MacArthur

Secretary- attend monthly meetings, recording an accurate minute and distributing to committee.  Assist Chair & treasurer with correspondence if required. – currently vacant, nominations Kate Fletcher / James Fletcher

Affiliations - ensuring TS and IASC affiliation forms and payments are sent annually – James Fletcher

Venues - liaise with venue and ensure regular payments are made accordingly, seek out future venues for expansion of sessions – Patrick Haston

Kit - administer kit orders on a regular basis, collection of monies and distribution of orders – Jill Kerr & Dillion Hayes

Website - ensure website is updated and regular news articles are posted – currently vacant – whole club responsibility to  be discussed

Promotions - seek out partnerships/sponsors and ensure the high profile of the club in Inverness area including advertising and media relations – currently vacant

Social - organise cake eating opportunities etc… – Claire Acheson

Junior Convenor - develop junior opportunities within the club – Kevin Colclough

Welfare - ensure the club is up to date with PVG policies and that it follows correct practice – Miles Fuller

Mini-series event organisers

The “flagship” mini-events series is how the club got up and running and it continues to introduce new participants to the sport.  It is also a fantastic opportunity to try out organising a low-key, relaxed “nae faff” event! These volunteers would oversee the organisation of a single mini-event, including volunteer recruitment for the event:

Easter Duathlon (off-road) – Nigel & Trina Shaddick

Alness Aquathlon - Patrick Haston – plan for 2014 is to run as TS sanctioned race

Midsummer Duathlon - Jane Pottie & Brian Knowles

Farr Duathlon (road) – Ewan Gordon, John Clarke & Jenny Clarke

We are also looking to add to the series so if you have any ideas which you would like to help out with bringing to reality then let us know!

Event organisers

Inverness Aquathlon - Jane Pottie – looking for an apprentice for 2014!

Nairn Triathlon - Kevin Colclough

Entries - Donella Steel


Technical Club Kit Order Window is now open until Feb 28th 2014January 29, 2014

There are five products available in the Triathlon Inverness design: tri tops, tri shorts, tri suits, cycling tops and running tops.  There are different versions of each product depending on preference.  If you’re unsure what to choose consider ordering a top to race in so that we are easily recognised at events.  There is more information on triathlon products and size guides on the website http://champ-sys.co.uk/triathlon/triathlon-collection.  Please choose your product carefully as they are custom made for you and cannot be returned.  You order directly from Champion Systems.
 
1.       Go to www. http://champ-sys.co.uk
2.       Click on Custom Clothing Log In and select your country UK
3.      Go to CS Direct Member Log In.  Previous users log in using own username and password.
4.      New users sign in as: kit@triathloninverness.co.uk.  Password: multi_sport3 then create a sub log-in with your own username and password.
5.      Click on Triathlon Inverness Store Order Now.  Note that prices shown exclude VAT.
 
When the order window closes 28th February 2014 Champion Systems will manufacture the products, deliver them to committee and arrangements will be made to distribute them.  We need a minimum order of 10 items from the club and expect to receive them by the end of March.  We are unlikely to have another order this season unless there is very high demand.

Club Awards 2013January 3, 2014

Congratulations to the following award winners…

Chairman’s Award – Kevin Colclough

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Taking on the organisation of Nairn Triathlon, coaching twice weekly sessions and training for long-distance racing… Kevin has a magic wand which he using to find more than 24 hours in his day!

Most Improved Athlete – Neil Grant

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Back in the day Neil swore he would only be a duathlete but after a year of hard graft improving his swim technique and destroying his parkrun PBs Neil competed at Nairn finishing in a very respectable 15th!

Club Championship Races

Contested for at 4 events chosen at the beginning of the season, this year we covered most of the north of Scotland, Sprint in Wick, Standard at Knockburn, Middle-distance at the Highland Warrior in Fort William and Cross-triathlon at Aviemore.

Sprint Male – James Fletcher

Spint Female – Jane Pottie

Standard Male – Ewan Gordon

Standard Female – Sarah Leakey

Middle Male – Ewan Gordon

Middle Female – Sarah Leakey

Cross Male – Simon Stewart

Cross Female – Lisa Kamphausen