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West Lothian Triathlon present the GRC Fauldhouse Sprint

16 Jul 2023

This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

West Lothian Triathlon present the GRC Fauldhouse Sprint

We are excited to welcome you back to our triathlon race!

The event is open to both individuals and a limited number of relay teams.

The Triathlon will begin and end at the Fauldhouse Partnership Centre, Fauldhouse, West Lothian, and cover: a 750m swim, 14.5km bike and 5.5km run.  We will again be using chip timing.

If you have any queries, please contact us at:


New to Triathlon?

WLT are offering members a 12 week plan of coached and uncoached sessions, which are guaranteed to get you race ready.   The coaching will be with our team of club coaches, covers all disciplines, transition and race day advice.  If you are based in or near West Lothian and are interested, please contact us for details of how to join in through our Facebook page at: 

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Individual Entry Prices

Individual entry price is £46.00 (standard entry) / £40.00 (members of one of the British Triathlon bodies)*

* plus Entry Central service charge


Relay Entry Prices

The relay entry price is £54.00*

* plus Entry Central service charge


Race/Route Description

Swim (750m):

The swim is in the 25m pool in the Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (ample locker space available). Swim waves will be allocated based upon predicted swim times provided upon entry. Although we appreciate that it can be difficult to provide an exact time, we ask you to be as accurate (and realistic!) as you can in order to assist with the smooth running of the event. If you realise that you have submitted an incorrect time then please just contact us.

Bike (14.5km):

The bike course takes place on open roads around Fauldhouse. Whilst we are keen to encourage all level of abilities we would like to stress that the area is hilly and the route slightly undulating so some training / level of fitness will be required to complete the event.

Drafting: Drafting is not allowed during this race. You must allow at least a 10 metre zone between you and the bike in-front. You have 20 seconds to pass a rider in front of you – if you fail to pass you MUST drop back to the 10 metres distance. The time penalty for drafting is 2 minutes, which would ruin your race - so don’t do it!!

Relay Tagging & Helmets:  There are special rules for relay teams.  Competitors doing the bike leg must wait for the swimmer in transition without their helmet on.  The helmet must remain with the bike in transition until the tag is transferred.  The rider must then put their helmet on before unracking their bike.  At the end of the bike leg the rider must rack their bike then remove their helmet before passing their tag on to the runner.

Run (5.5km):

The main part of the run consists of 2 laps over quiet (but open) public paths around the forest (on ash paths).

Please note that whilst the route will be well marked with signs at each turn, and various marshals throughout, the responsibility ultimately lies with the athlete to know the course.


Approximate Race Timetable 

8:15am - Registration opens. Registration will be open until 30 minutes before the last wave start time.

8:30am - Transition opens

9:15am - Race briefing for first wave

9:30am - First wave start time 

2:00pm - Prize Giving

Note: these are estimated timings. Detailed timings will be communicated closer to the event.

For more details, travel information, course routes etc. please keep an eye on the WLT facebook page!


Additional Information 

Spectators: Spectators are very welcome, however, please remind them that they are not allowed in the transition area at any time.

Photography: Photography is prohibited in the swimming pool and changing areas.  Photography on the course is permitted, but the directions of marshals and race officials must be followed and photographers must respect the privacy of all competitors and others.

Rules: This race is held under the rules of Triathlon Scotland and the British Triathlon Federation - see 

Covid-19: Additional measures will be implemented due to COVID-19 as necessary and in line with guidance from Triathlon Scotland.

Refund Policy:  

At the organiser's discretion, refunds (minus the Entry Central and any other admin or card processing fees) will be issued to any competitor who withdrawls as follows:

  • Withdraw before 1st June = 100% refund
  • Withdraw between 1st and 30th June = 100% refund provided that the competitor's space can be filled from the event waiting list.  If the competitor's space cannot be filled then NO REFUND.
  • Withdraw after the 30th June 2022 = NO REFUND

If the race is cancelled by the organisers for any reason (including things such as Covid) 75% of the entry fees will be refunded to competitors (minus the Entry Central and any other admin or card processing fees).  We all hope this doesn't happen!

Gender Inclusion Policy:

West Lothian Traithlon Club is committed to inclusivity in sport. This year, as per the new British Triathlon Policy (which was effective from 1 January 2023), we will be offering a Female Category (open to athletes who were the female sex at birth) and an Open Category (open to transgender and all other athletes, including those who were the male sex at birth).  For more information on the definitions, background and these categpories, please see the British Triathlon Transgender Policy.

Want to take part in West Lothian Triathlon's "GRC Fauldhouse Sprint" but don't feel quite up to the whole event yet? Or maybe you just want to share the experience and compete in a team alongside friends and family? Well, as luck would have it you can as we have space for up to 12 Relay Teams!

Teams can be mixed sex and age (as long as members are at least 17 by the 31st December). 

The relay teams will cover the same course as the individuals.  Teams will have up to 3 members to split the disciplines between.

All of the relay teams will be competing against one another in one category ('Relay') and not against any individuals in age groups.

If you have any queries, please email us at:

Nothing much more to add here ... all information as above but please don't hesitate to get in conctact with us at if you have any questions!


08 Jul 2023 23:59£54.00
08 Jul 2023 23:59£40.00£46.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT TI

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 16 Jul 2023

Closing Date: 08 Jul 2023 23:59

Status: Open

GRC Fauldhouse Sprint (Team Relay)??/10
GRC Fauldhouse Sprint (Individual)??/105


Lesley Higgins



Fauldhouse Partnership Centre, Lanrigg Road, Fauldhouse, West Lothian, EH47 9JD