Aviemore Triathlon

August 25, 2019 9:00 am

Welcome to the Aviemore Triathlon – an exciting, challenging, fun, and a little bit bonkers off-road Swim + Mountain Bike + Trail Run race. 

There are two courses to suit all abilities from newcomers to racing snakes. Both are based on the beautiful Loch Morlich and Glenmore Forest in the heart of the spectacular Cairngorm National Park.

Long Hard Durty: 1500m Open Water Swim, 18km Technical Mountain Bike, 9km Trail Run  | START TIME APPROX. 0900
Incorporates Triathlon Scotland National Cross Triathlon Championships 2019.

Short Fast Durty: 750m Open Water Swim, 12km Mountain Bike, 5km Trail Run | START TIME APPROX. 0930

Join us in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, and in the shadow of the Cairngorm Mountain itself – you’ll be swimming in the cool clean water of Loch Morlich, Biking on superb trails in the huge Glenmore Forest, and finishing yourself off with a scenic run through stunning woodland and open hillsides.

The Aviemore Triathon is based at the Badaguish Centre, right in the middle of the forest. The race will be raising funds for the Centre – they help people with a disability enjoy an outdoor holiday – a cause that we know you’ll agree is worth supporting 100%. We’re encouraging all entrants to raise money for the Centre either via sponsorship or donation. Read more here.

New for 2019

On Saturday 24th August Speyside Trust will be offering mountain bike technical workshops, swimming workshops and children’s races.


The Swim section will be in the beautiful, clean, freshwater Loch Morlich.

It’s one of the few inland beaches that appears on SEPA’s approved Bathing Beaches list. Wetsuits are likely to be compulsory – you don’t need a swim-specific one though, a general cheapo multipurpose watersports one will be fine if that’s what you’ve got.

Similarly, we’re OK with sleeveless and shorty suits.

Water temp is usually around a balmy 14 degrees.

The Mountain Bike section is on a mix of great fast forest roads (some less well used, and so a bit rougher), and shorter fun-dabby-dozy twisty, narrow rooty forest singletrack.

In general, we will be designing a course that is mostly ‘Blue’ standard or below for the Short Fast Durty course (with a small amount of fun singletrack thrown in)

The Long Hard Durty course will have some more ‘Red’ and ‘Black’ sections – if you’ve practiced on a mountain bike before the race, you’ll have a quicker and happier time! You’ll need a mountain bike, and Helmets are compulsory.

The Run will be on a mix of forest trails, and includes a section of open hill running (Long Hard Durty only) with breath-taking views.

Take 30 seconds to look around you!. Bits of the course meander through rough and trackless natural forest. Mmmm, lovely 🙂

The Aviemore Triathlon will be hosted by the Badaguish Centre in Glenmore Forest., this will form race HQ, registration area, car parking, Transition 2 and the finish line.

The address of Race HQ is;
Badaguish Centre
PH22 1QU

Please read the athletes briefing, it is full of information such as race timings and course details etc which should answer any questions you may have.

Athlete Briefing – 2019

Long Hard Durty
Solo Entry: £50* (TS TE WT Member) / £56* (non Member)
Relay Entry: – £70* (TS TE WT Member in the team) / £76* (no Members)

Short Fast Durty
Solo Entry: £42* (TS TE WT Member) / £48* (non Member)
Relay Entry: – £62* (TS TE WT Member in the team) / £68* (no Members)

* plus Entry Central Fees.

Event Detail

August 25, 2019 9:00 am


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