Saturday 22nd July 2017
We would like to draw your attention to scheduled road works on the A7 south of Hawick which will include a road closure on race day. Please ensure that you leave plenty of time to travel and arrive in time for registration which opens at 9.00am and closes at 10.45am.
For further information on the road closure and alternative routes please see the Traffic Scotland website: https://trafficscotland.org/plannedroadworks/details.aspx?id=pSE2017140&Sort=&Direction=Ascending&PS=50&PI=2
Durty Events is crossing over to the 'clean side' and presents for your delight and delectation a [relatively] normal race!. However, this is far from being a standard Standard...
Ladies and Gentlemen, please be upstanding for the St. Mary's Standard Distance Triathlon!.
Race date is Saturday 22nd July 2017.
Venue is, erm, unsurprisingly, St. Mary's Loch in the glorious Scottish Borders.
The Event and Course
St. Mary's Loch Standard Distance Tri is set at the spectacular St. Mary's Loch in the heart of the Scottish Borders - a relatively quiet, unknown and off-the-beaten-track area of massive forests, high rounded moorland hills and beautiful clean rivers.
Critical race-day times (all are TBC - please keep checking here - we'll send you final details by email shortly before the race);
0900 - Car Park Opens
0900 - Registration Opens @ Race HQ (St. Mary's Loch Sailing Club, TD7 5LH)
1045 - Registration Closes
1045 - Race Briefing
1100 - RACE START (WOMEN, MALE SUPERVET, MALE VINTAGE, RELAY)
1140 - RACE START (MEN SENIOR, MEN VETERAN)
The race takes place over;
- 1500m Swim. 2-Lap Open Water (the exceptionally clean freshwater St. Mary's Loch). Deep Water Start.
- 40km Road Bike. After exiting the race HQ area, you'll turn left onto the A708 towards Moffat. This 2-lane quiet road takes you along the Yarrow Valley past the Loch of the Lowes, you then gently climb to the pass that forms the boundary between the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. A fast, swoopy descent alongside the juvenile Moffat Water takes you past the mouth of the Grey Mares Tail waterfall. You will carry on on the undulating road in the Moffat Water valley floor until you reach the turn point near Waterside. Retrace your steps/bike tracks back to St. Mary's Loch. The road quality is generally very good, and has been recently resurfaced in several sections.
Link to Bike Course description.
- 10km Run. Entirely off-road, but don't panic!. You'll be taking the well established and mostly well surfaced (there are several short sections of well-drained grass field - each around 300m in length, plus a couple of short potentially muddy bits) Southern Upland Way to the eastern end of the Loch, where there will be a dead turn, and you'll come back the way you went out. It's almost completely flat (really!) - a couple of small undulations - maybe 5m climb on each. There are several stiles, gates and 'kissing gates' that will need to be negociated. Road racing flats are not recommended - whilst you won't need a full-on trail shoe, you should run in something with some grip.
Link to Run Course description.
Course Map - CLICK HERE