Club KitDecember 5, 2013
Nairn Triathlon – Competitor InformationSeptember 24, 2013
Competitor information for Nairn Triathlon can now be found here. Wave allocation information will be posted later in the week.
Kona NightSeptember 17, 2013
Hawaiian shirts… grass skirts… colourful leis… pineapples… mai tai coacktails… and 8 hours of watching triathlon!
Saturday 12th October! Get the date in your diary and start planning your outfit, party snacks and cocktails now
Coach’s Mid-Week Swim workout!July 10, 2013
Another mid-week swim workout courtesy of Coach Campbell this week! Enjoy!
Warm up = 200m EASY
4 x 100m; each one faster and finally, last one at race pace
3 x 200m; each one faster and finally, last one at race pace
2 x 400m; each one faster and finally, last one at race pace
100m cool down
That gives you a 2100m distance if you count the warm up and cool down.
Inverness Aquathlon ResultsJuly 6, 2013
Inverness Aquathlon was greeted with glorious sunshine today with 44 competitors taking on the challenge of the continuous swim-run race. It was a day for the girls to be proud of with Sam MacInnes and Sophia Green taking the overall victories in the TriStar 2 and TriStar 3 respectively, with Robbie Stewart winning the boys TS2 and Euan Boyle the boys TS3. In the Youth category, Sam Hodson took the victory with club member Jonathan Aitken 2nd, while local girl Adrian Moody was first female.
A strong swim set David Smith up for the victory in Adult section, with club member Ciara Peters taking the female top-spot. In the Tri-Start category Kian Thornhill from Forres took 1st place and in the Tri-Star 1 category it was a family affair with Ailsa and Struan Bennett both scooping first place.
Full results are available here
Club KitJuly 2, 2013
Dillon is taking orders for Hoodies and Dri-Fit T-shirts. Black Hoodies are £29 and Dri-Fit T-shirts are £19. Embroided and printed with the slick club logo, ideal for use when toning Buns and Guns in the gym, or just for standing around looking cool in! Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st July!
I hope your preparations for Saturday are going smoothly. Here is some last minute information, if you have any questions which are not answered below please do not hesitate to email back.
Here is a reminder of the distances you are swimming and running:
Please make sure you know which category you are in as these may be referred to throughout the day. If you are unsure check back to your confirmation email from EntryCentral.
Registration will be open from 8.30am to 9.30am and will take place in the spectator area above the Competition Pool. When you arrive at Inverness Leisure (IV3 5SS) enter the building turn right to the main reception and then take the ramp on the left up to the spectator area.
At registration you will be given the following:
- Race number (and pins to attach if necessary) – this must be worn on your front. It is essential that race numbers are visible at the finish line otherwise a time may not be recorded.
- Coloured swim cap – this must be worn to assist the lap counters and returned on exit from the pool
- Coloured wristband – this is related to your turning point on the run route
- Lane number
This year the swim will be a mass start with up to 3 swimmers per lane. After the first length the lanes will revert to clockwise/anti-clockwise with the first swimmer to the wall taking the lead. Thereafter there will be NO OVERTAKING down the length of the lane, only at the ends. If you catch up with a slower swimmer you must indicate your intention to overtake by hitting their foot with a strong tap. At the end of the length the slower swimmer must move to the outside to allow the faster swimmer through. In this situation it is also better to avoid using a tumble turn.
HEAT TIMETABLE CHANGES
Due to some “last minute Larrys” we will be running 3 heats. Approximate times are:
TriStar Start, 1 & 2 starting at approximately 10.05am
TriStar 3 & Youth at approx. 10.20am
Adult starting at approx. 10.40am
Please be in the poolside seating at least 10 mins prior to these times.
Lanes have been allocated based on swim speed and therefore TS3 and Youth may be in mixed category lanes.
Lap counters will try to indicate when you have two lengths left. If you are using touch turns, they with tap you on the head. If you are using tumble turns, a float will be inserted against the wall.
Exit from the swim will be through the fire exit immediately into the transition area on grass. Participants will have access to transition from 8.30am but ensure you register first.
It is highly recommended that all competitors walk the course prior to the race. Maps and information will be available at registration and here http://runkeeper.com/user/spottiebananna/route/2318811 and the course will be marked by 8.00am.
The run route will be manned by marshals who are there for your safety. It is essential that you follow their instructions. The course is an out and back for everyone except TriStar Start. Turning points for the different distances will be marshalled and signposted – the coloured wrist band will indicate where you turn.
The run course is on varied surfaces including pavements, grass and running track.
Spectators should use the seating above the Competition Pool and trackside at Queen’s Park (which you should access through the building). Participants will pass through Queen’s Park on their way out and for the finish line.
If you wish to use photographic / video equipment you will be required to register it with both Inverness Leisure and Triathlon Inverness. In order to do this you require photographic identification such as a driving licence or passport.
If you do not wish photos to be taken of you or your child please inform us immediately so that we can restrict photography and inform Inverness Leisure.
Prize-giving will take place as soon as possible after the last competitor home. We anticipate this to be no later than 11.30am. Depending on the weather this should take place at Queen’s Park, close to the finish line.
Help on the Day
If you are attending with a competitor and would be willing to volunteer as a marshal, lap counter etc. we would be delighted for the help. Drop an email back to us letting us know what you would prefer to do and we will allocate you a job. Thanks!
Evening Social at Velocity
After the hectic morning activities, come a relax and enjoy the cool surroundings at Velocity Cafe from 6.30pm onwards (closing at 9pm). They will have the usual array of soups, sandwiches and salads and of course cake for sale and for a small corkage fee you can bring your own bottle.
I will possibly be sleeping on the couch in the corner… but hopefully the rest of you will enjoy chatting away to each other!
There is now a cafe at Inverness Leisure with balcony seating overlooking the finish line of the race as well as the excellent leisure waters which the whole family could enjoy during the day.
Look forward to seeing you all, hope you all race well!
Social Evening at Velocity – Saturday 6th JulyJuly 1, 2013
After the fun and games of the Inverness Aquathlon in the morning hopefully many of you can join us at Velocity Cafe from 6.30pm onwards (closing at 9pm). They will have the usual array of soups, sandwiches and salads and of course cake for sale and for a small corkage fee you can bring your own bottle.
I will possibly be sleeping on the couch in the corner… but hopefully the rest of you will enjoy chatting away to each other without a coach telling you off
Badaguish WeekendJune 17, 2013
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July @ Badaguish Outdoor Centre, near Glenmore.
What better way to spend a weekend than swimming, riding and running with the club in the beautiful Cairngorm National Park! This year the focus will be training towards Aviemore Cross Triathlon but roadies are welcome too
We will have plenty route options for running and MTB and some mini-race scenarios. We will also have yoga and conditioning sessions!
Accommodation will be in the excellent Badaguish Lodges in dorm rooms and we will be cooking ourselves.
All this for £20 and a contribution to food such as a tray of lasagne or a pudding.
Book your place by getting £20 to Anna as soon as possible!
Midsummer DuathlonJune 13, 2013
Thursday 20th June – 6.30pm registration for 7pm start
Make the most of the long summer nights by taking part in a Midsummer’s Night Duathlon! The course will consist of a 1/2 mile run loop and 1 mile bike loop on trails. You have one hour to do as many laps as you can. The event can be done individually or in a pair and is suitable for children as well as big children!
Venue for 2013 is Burnside Wood, near Killen on the Black Isle. Grid reference NH:692592. From Munlochy follow National Cycle Route 1 through Killen, the venue is on the left about 1 mile after the village.
Donations of home-baking for afters gratefully received!