Foxlake Night Triathlon


The Plan (such as it is)

Run for the first time (and not without a little trepidation and curiosity) in 2015, we managed to get everyone home alive. So, we’ll have another go…

Leave the stresses and strains of the working week behind you, and come and do something spectacularly stupid. It’s in the amazing Foxlake Adventures near Dunbar, but you’ll not see much – see above.

A short course open-water off-road triathlon, all elements of which will be in the dark. We’ll sort you out with a glowstick to put in your swim cap, and we’ll floodlight the lake a bit. Lights for the bike and run sections are your problem. Our advice: bring some, you’ll need them.

Foxlake will also be hosting a wakeboard competition that day, including a ‘Big Air’ night comp of their own. So, loads of stuff to see and do.

Once we’re all done, the real event kicks off: triathlon’s very own end-of-season party!. Yeah!. Beer, Music and On-Site Camping (£5/person)


Approx 200metres in the beautiful (not that you’ll be able to see it) private freshwater Foxlake Adventures Wakeboard park. Open Water, deep water start. Wetsuits probably compulsory – bring them just in case.

The lake is clean and spring-fed. It’s shallow for most of the course, so is great for newbies and less confident swimmers – it’s designed to be a safe environment for watersports.

Approx 4km.

You’ll need a mountain bike, a decent hybrid with knobbly tyres, or maybe even a cyclocross bike. Don’t worry if what you’ve got isn’t ‘fancy’ – you’ll be fine. You will need lights of some kind. The course isn’t too technical and uses great tracks and trails in the surrounding woodlands. Helmets will be compulsory though, and you’ll need two working brakes.

Not far. Maybe 2km or so.

You’ll be back on the winding trails in the forest, and also some of the lumpy grassy stuff surrounding the lake, before you emerge at the Finish Line for Beer and Glory. You’ll need a torch of some kind.

Drink a beer in return for bonus time.

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