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New Year's Day Triathlon

01 Jan 2020

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 are truly proud of our event, this is the 25th edition of what has become a fixture in the calendar. 

The race was introduced as part of the Edinburgh Hogmanay Festival and we are pleased to say we have kept going as long as the partying has.  

As always 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 love the fact thatover the last few year we have had a pretty even split male and female competitors ; 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


We are really pleased to announce our charity partner this coming year will be Support in Mind Scotland 

Join the 100 Streets Challenge as part of your training or maybe just for fun.


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



30 Aug 2019£67.00£72.00
23 Dec 2019£73.00£78.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

30 Aug 2019£48.00£53.00
23 Dec 2019£52.00£57.00

*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 2020

Closing Date: 23 Dec 2019

Places Available/Total: ??/430

Status: Closed



John Whittaker

0131 454 0900


Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BB