Foxlake Triathlon

July 5, 2019 7:00 pm

The Plan


LIVE on TV, Ladies and Gentlemen, the slightly crazy Foxlake Triathlon 2019…

Leave the stresses and strains of the working week behind you, and come and do something fast furious at the amazing Foxlake Adventures near Dunbar.

This is off-road Triathlon like you’ve never, ever, seen it before!.

The race will start in waves – most likely Male and Female depending on entries, see below for the indicative timetable.

The course will be short – we’re aiming for winning times of around 40-45 minutes. Yep, that’s for the whole lot….. Swim, Bike and Run. Take it as fast or as easy as you like – on the rivet, or in the comfort zone. Either way, this should be fun.

The race will be televised – LIVE on BBC Scotland. You might even get the chance to say ‘hello Mum!’.

The course will be:

– approx 200m Open Water Swim (don’t worry, the lake is shallow, so will be warm enough)

– approx 6km Mountain Bike (nothing wildy technical, but will be tricky enough to catch you out if you hit it hard!). Two Laps, passing through Transition Area at the end of each lap.

– approx 3km Trail Run. Two Laps, passing through Transition Area at the end of each lap.


5:00pm – Car Park and Registration Opens @ Foxlake

6:45pm – Car Park closes (we can’t have vehicle movement after this) and Registration Closes

7:00pm – TV Broadcast begins

7:10pm – WAVE 1: Race Start

7:50pm – WAVE 1: First Finisher

8:00pm – WAVE 2: Race Start

8:40pm – WAVE 2: First Finisher

9:00pm – TV Broadcast ends

Approx 200metres in the beautiful 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 6km.

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.  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 3km 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.  Put your sprint on here as the TV Crew are bound to be around.

SOLO: £20

Event Detail

July 5, 2019 7:00 pm


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