Beginner Friendly Triathlons in Scotland

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JUN2
Montrose Triathlon

Welcome for the annual Montrose Triathlon delivered by Tri Angus Limited.

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Montrose Triathlon

Montrose Sports Centre, Montrose DD10 8TR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome for the annual Montrose Triathlon delivered by Tri Angus Limited.

$32 - $40
Montrose Triathlon
JUL14
Washington Sprint & Novice Triathlon

Set in the magnificent North East, this event is based at Washington Leisure Centre and includes a pool swim, a lapped run course around Pricess Anne Park and a fast and fairly flat lapped bike course around Washington. Two distance options.

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Washington Sprint & Novice Triathlon

Fatfield Rd, Washington NE38 7DE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Set in the magnificent North East, this event is based at Washington Leisure Centre and includes a pool swim, a lapped run course around Pricess Anne Park and a fast and fairly flat lapped bike course around Washington. Two distance options.

£26
Washington Sprint & Novice Triathlon
AUG17
Loch Tay Sprint Triathlon

**NEW FOR 2018**

We are delighted to be hosting the Loch Tay Sprint Triathlon in 2018 over a 750m Swim, 20km Bike, and 5km Run with the beautiful backdrop of Highland Perthshire. The event is a perfect opportunity to race in the open water of Loch Tay, and is suitable for both newcomers (welcome aboard!) and experienced triathletes.

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Loch Tay Sprint Triathlon

Croft Na Caber Ltd, Kenmore, Aberfeldy PH15 2HW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

**NEW FOR 2018**

We are delighted to be hosting the Loch Tay Sprint Triathlon in 2018 over a 750m Swim, 20km Bike, and 5km Run with the beautiful backdrop of Highland Perthshire. The event is a perfect opportunity to race in the open water of Loch Tay, and is suitable for both newcomers (welcome aboard!) and experienced triathletes.

£41 - £56
Loch Tay Sprint Triathlon
AUG25
Aviemore Triathlon

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 -

Short Fast Durty: 750m Open Water Swim, 12km Mountain Bike, 5km Trail Run.

The event is also helping to raise money for the Badaguish Centre (Race HQ, Transition 2 and the Finish are located here) to help people with a disability enjoy an outdoor holiday. We strongly encourage participants to raise funds through sponsorship or donation for this amazing place, doing amazing work.

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Aviemore Triathlon

1 Queens Houses, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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 -

Short Fast Durty: 750m Open Water Swim, 12km Mountain Bike, 5km Trail Run.

The event is also helping to raise money for the Badaguish Centre (Race HQ, Transition 2 and the Finish are located here) to help people with a disability enjoy an outdoor holiday. We strongly encourage participants to raise funds through sponsorship or donation for this amazing place, doing amazing work.

£46 - £74
Aviemore Triathlon
SEP1
Borders and Bridges Sprint

The usual Borders and Bridges Trophy will be awarded to the fastest club over the Borders and Bridges course, based on the cumulative time of the first 3 individual finishers from that club. The lower reaches of the Tweed provide an impressive back drop for this new event. Berwicks unique and historic environment, spanning both sides of the border, is a great place to explore by bike and the nature of the border crossings along the bike and run routes create a memorable platform for the event.

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Borders and Bridges Sprint

Northumberland Rd, Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The usual Borders and Bridges Trophy will be awarded to the fastest club over the Borders and Bridges course, based on the cumulative time of the first 3 individual finishers from that club. The lower reaches of the Tweed provide an impressive back drop for this new event. Berwicks unique and historic environment, spanning both sides of the border, is a great place to explore by bike and the nature of the border crossings along the bike and run routes create a memorable platform for the event.

$40
Borders and Bridges Sprint
SEP21
The Traighathlon Series

On Sunday 24th September, Road to the Isles Events will deliver a unique, challenging and affordable series of multiple distance triathlons based along the stunning Road to the Isles. This wild and wonderful natural playground will not disappoint with both novice and experienced triathletes catered for!

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The Traighathlon Series

MacKintosh Centre, Annies Brae, Mallaig PH41 4RG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

On Sunday 24th September, Road to the Isles Events will deliver a unique, challenging and affordable series of multiple distance triathlons based along the stunning Road to the Isles. This wild and wonderful natural playground will not disappoint with both novice and experienced triathletes catered for!

£25
The Traighathlon Series
SEP22
Peebles Sprint Triathlon

A sprint race staged in the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders.

Distances: Swim 750m swim, cycle 19.14km cycle and run 4.66km

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Peebles Sprint Triathlon

Portbrae House, Port Brae, Peebles EH45 8AW, UKView event
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From the organiser

A sprint race staged in the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders.

Distances: Swim 750m swim, cycle 19.14km cycle and run 4.66km

£36.05 - £45.50
Peebles Sprint Triathlon
SEP29
MacQueen Bros. Mid Argyll Triathlon
Lochgilphead, Scotland, United Kingdom

The MacQueen Bros Mid Argyll Triathlon aspires to be a sporting event which promotes local community participation balanced with the right degree of sporting competition to attract some of the best triathletes from across Scotland. Affiliated to Triathlon Scotland, the national body for triathlon in Scotland, the event is now a regular fixture on the national events calendar.Run by a small but dedicated committee, this sprint distance event is centred at the Mid Argyll Community Pool in Lochgilphead and the organisers welcome all entrants, whether individual or team entry.

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MacQueen Bros. Mid Argyll Triathlon

A816, Lochgilphead PA31, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The MacQueen Bros Mid Argyll Triathlon aspires to be a sporting event which promotes local community participation balanced with the right degree of sporting competition to attract some of the best triathletes from across Scotland. Affiliated to Triathlon Scotland, the national body for triathlon in Scotland, the event is now a regular fixture on the national events calendar.Run by a small but dedicated committee, this sprint distance event is centred at the Mid Argyll Community Pool in Lochgilphead and the organisers welcome all entrants, whether individual or team entry.

MacQueen Bros. Mid Argyll Triathlon

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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Triathlons

If you’re just starting out, the best thing to do would be to book a Super Sprint or Sprint distance triathlon as these are the shortest two. There are lots of different ranges of abilities in triathlon so there’ll always be people actually ‘sprinting’ the Sprint distance but generally Sprints and Super Sprints are the best to get a feel for the sport. You can see the specific distances here.

Different Triathlon event types

Triathlons are an all day affair, so get a group together and go to the pub for lunch afterwards. Our experience is that most events happen in cool areas such as Dorney Lake in Windsor, so it’s a great excuse to escape the city for the day. They draw good crowds, and you’ll always have people cheering you on. Super Sprints tend to be very quick, so depending on your fitness level, you might want to choose a Sprint distance so you have enough time to enjoy each stage of the race. On average, Sprint triathlons will be over and done within 1.45–2 hours so it’ll go by in a flash.

Find the right triathlon for you

It’s important to have the right kit, you need a wetsuit that allows you to move and a good bike. We’ve collected a few of our favourite tris for beginners below, they’re great fun and certainly won’t disappoint. Best of luck from all of us here at LDT.

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