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New Year's Day Triathlon

01 Jan 2019

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

Organiser's Description


Edinburgh Triathletes  welcome you the New Year's Day Triathlon. We  aim to make this a great start the year of sport in Scotland.  

This is a race for everyone; a fun race for those who have never done a triathlon before (last year half of the field were triathlon virgins) or a competitive test of winter fitness for the experienced. The race gives you the opportunity to start the year as you mean to continue - and with a great atmosphere from the support of both competitors and spectators you will have a great time. Every entrant receives a race momento so they can remember their achievement.


For many, this was an annual event, so welcome back, and I hope you not only go faster this year, but that you also enjoy it at least as much as you did previously! We loved the fact thatover the last few year we have had a 50-50 split male and female, we are very proud that our event offers a safe and inclusive event for everyone.


If the 400m swim (8 lengths of the Commie Pool), the 11 mile cycle (three times around Arthurs Seat in a clockwise direction) or 3.5 mile run (once around Arthurs Seat again clockwise) seems too much then why not enter a team?


There is no need for the kids to feel left out - there is a separate Duathlon race for 8 to 15 year olds. This involves a short run, 2k bike, short run - all on closed roads. The Childrens race is at 11.00, the adults starts at 12.00.  Kid's will enter on the day and the cost will be £5:00


If you like the sound of the race but are daunted by the thought of doing a triathlon then please have a look at Edinburgh Triathletes Website and you will get lots of useful hints and access to coaching support. 

Edinburgh Triathletes


Good training, 
John Whittaker
Race Director



01 Oct 2018£57.00£62.00
30 Nov 2018£63.00£68.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

01 Oct 2018£45.00£50.00
30 Nov 2018£50.00£55.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 01 Jan 2019

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2018

Places Available/Total: ??/450

Status: Closed



John Whittaker

0131 454 0900

Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BB