PowerBar On-board for 2013
We're really pleased to announce that PowerBar are supporting Durty Events throughout the 2013 season. They'll be helping us out with sports nutrition products - bars, gels and drinks at several of the races. Thanks guys!.
Durty Stuff on the Telly!
How exciting! - the BBC2 Adventure Show have announced their schedule of events for 2013, and we're on it. Twice!. The team will be covering both the Celtman! (www.cxtri.com) and The Heb (www.theheb.org) events. Entries are open, but coming in nicely for The Heb, so if you fancy racing (and being on the telly/having an incredible few days in the Hebrides), get your entry in!.
New Celtman! Film Released
The new film of the 2012 Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon has been released, and it's a corker. A really well made, beautiful and inspirational film. It is professionally produced by a Greek crew that supported one of the athletes - it's more certainly not 'run-of-the-mill' Go Pro footage. Enjoy!.
Durty Tri joins Scott X-Tri Series 2013
We're happy to announce that Durty Triathlon (Sat 27th July) has joined the UK-wide Scott X-Tri Series for 2013. It joins Aviemore Triathlon and Craggy Island Triathlon in the series of the best off-road races in the UK.
British MTB Marathon Champs coming to Selkirk!
Our Selkirk MTB event on 8th June has been awarded the British Marathon Championships 2013 by British Cycling. All details, including entry procedures and links are HERE.
HEB CAMP Applications are now Open!
Applications for Heb Camp are up an running. Click HERE for all the details, and the link to the application form.
It's a gentle introduction to the joys, skills and mysteries of Adventure Racing. So if you've ever fancied the notion, but have been nervous of jumping in, this is your big chance!. Spaces are very, very limited, so be quick!.
17-19th May in Oban and the Isle of Kerrera.
Selkirk MTB Marathon - Under New Management (!) and Open for Entries
The long standing Selkirk MTB Marathon event is under new management for 2013..... Us!. Trail-building local legend (ha!) Peter Laing is once again the designer tfor the course that has been voted 'best in the UK' several times. There will be a choice of 3 courses to suit a variety of abilities - 25km, 50km and 75km. Beers, camping, food and music at Selkirk Rugby Club afterwards, and a relaxed 'Ride with the Locals' thing on the day after.
The MTB Marathon is on Saturday 8th June, and all the details are at www.selkirkmtbmarathon.com
Aviemore Triathlon - Open for Entries
Aviemore Triathlon in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorm mountains is open for entries. There's a choice of two courses: Long Hard Durty (1.5km Swim, 28km MTB, 10km Trail Run) or Short Fast Durty (750m Swim, 14km MTB, 6.5km Trail Run).
Please see the website - www.aviemoretriathlon.com for all the information and entry details
The Heb - Open for Entries
The all new 'Heb' Adventure Race is open for entries.
A fantastic journey and adventure across the Outer Hebrides for teams of 3 and Solos. It's a 3-day race (stopping each night) comprising Mountain Biking, Running, Paddling, Swimming, Navigation, Strategy and Teamwork.
All the details are www.theheb.org
CELTMAN! wins British Triathlon 'Event of the Year'
CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon has won another prize!. In addition to being named Triathlon Scotland 'Event of the Year', we're also very proud to be the recipient of the British Triathlon 'Event of the Year' Award for 2012 - effectively the 'Oscars' for triathlon. The award (a rather nice glass trophy since you asked!) was presented at the annual dinner at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on 17th Nov.
CELTMAN! is an iron-like race with a twist - 3.8km Sea Loch Swim, 202km Road Bike round Wester Ross, and finally a 42km Run that is mostly off-road and takes in two Munro mountain tops.
The ballot for the 2013 race is now closed. Our email address is here.
The race website is here.
Craggy Island Tri to host Scottish Cross Triathlon Champs 2013
Craggy Island Triathlon has been selected to host the Scottish Cross (aka Off-Road) Triathlon Championships 2013. The race will also form one of the two Scottish legs (the other is our new Aviemore Triathlon race on 11th Aug) of the UK-wide Scott X-Tri Series, which for 2013 is also the British Championships Series.
The Champs and X-Tri race will take place alongside the usual low-key, newbie-friendly, end of season muddy fun that is the Craggy Island Tri.
Race dates for 2013 are;
Sat 31st August - Craggy Island Day 1
Sat 31st August - Scottish Cross Tri Champs and X-Tri Series
Sun 1st Sept - Craggy Island Day 2
Craggy Island is unique in the UK (World?) - you'll swim from the mainland to a Scottish Island, and then bike and run on the island itself. The Bike course is a corker of a loop on swoopy twintrack and singletrack - it forms a lap of the island, so sea views are guaranteed. The run is a stiff 8km, some on trackless hillside, and includes going through a cave beneath the ruins of Gylen Castle!.
Race website: www.craggyislandtriathlon.com
New St. Mary's Loch Standard Distance Tri and Durty Triathlon open for 2013 entry.
The well established and much loved Durty Triathlon is back for a 6th year on 27th July 2013.
This time it's accompanied by the St. Mary's Standard, a spectaular new open water race!.
Durty Tri is once again a great mix of challenging course, tough hills, grin-inducing descents and a bit of mud. Well, quite a lot of mud actually - why do you think it's called 'Durty'!.
The same pair of courses will be on offer (Long Hard Durty - 1500m Swim, 30km MTB, 10km Trail Run, and Short Fast Durty - 750m Swim, 15km MTB, 5km Trail Run), as well as a rare opportunity for kids and youths to race open water in the Durty Aquathon.
The following day we take a step towards the clean side with our first 'normal' race. However, St. Mary's Standard is far from being a standard Standard. Great rolling roads through the Yarrow and Moffat Water valleys - you'll pass the amazing Grey Mares Tail waterfall, and a flat (honest!) 10km run beside the loch on the Southern Upland Way path.
Duathlon + Triathlon
6/7/13 - Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon
27/7/13 - Durty Triathlon + Aquathon
28/7/13 - St. Mary's Loch Triathlon
11/8/13 - Aviemore Triathlon
31/8/13 - Craggy Island Triathlon
1/9/13 - Craggy Island Triathlon
28/9/13 - Super X Tri
29/9/13 - Super X Tri
Dec 2013 - Bowhill Duathlon (Short)
Jan 2014 - Bowhill Duathlon (Medium)
Feb 2014 - Bowhill Duathlon (Long)
8/6/13 - Selkirk MTB Marathon
8/6/13 - British MTB Marathon Championships
9/6/13 - Ride with the Locals
17-19/5/13 - Heb Camp
3-5/9/13 - The Heb
12/10/13 - Brave Runner
SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
"Great event, thanks. Superbly organised and great
fun.See you next year!"
"Thanks again for such a fantastic even last week.
It was totally worth the trip from California. Already making plans for next year."
"Thanks again to all involved for pulling off a truly memorable racing experience. I have been
waxing lyrical about the event to friends/family!!
"Thank you so much for this event- it will stick in my memory until I am old and senile for all the right reasons. Thank you!"
"An awesome, awesome, awesome event which I will recommend to many. My first triathlon and I was terrified but 5 meters into the swim I realised it was actually damn good fun. Thank you!"
"Thanks very very much again for organising such a
fantastic event. Myself and my friends were all buzzing after it. It had a fab combinations of everything; stunning location, fab course and a
sense of adventure."
"What an amazing day! Fabulous course and great
"What a day, words can't describe how amazing this race is."