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St. Mary's Loch Standard Triathlon and Aquabike

26 Jun 2021

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

Organiser's Description

DATE - Saturday 26th June 2021

**UPDATE: 14/3/21 - the initial places in the event (x250) have now sold out. However, we hope that we can add more slots in the near future, dependant on Scottish Government/Sport Scotland/Triathlon Scotland guidance. If you want to race, please enter (the waiting list) and we hope we can be in touch with good news soon!. 


For a change, we're staying on-road for a race, though this has become one of the 'classic' Scottish races. It may be a 'Standard' (aka "Olympic") distance, however this is a far from standard 'Standard'!. 

The event is set at the spectacular St. Mary's Loch in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Amazing views guaranteed throughout the race.

Swim: 1500m Open Water in the freshwater St. Mary's Loch. Two laps. Wetsuits compulsary.

Bike: 40km Road Bike in the Yarrow and Moffat Water valleys. On leaving the Tibbie Shiels/Sailing Club access road, you'll turn left and head along the A708 towards Moffat for 20km. It's a gradual climb past Loch of the Lowes and up to the watershed pass that seperates the Scottish Borders from Dumfries & Galloway. Then comes a fast swoopy descent past the Grey Mares Tail waterfall. The road undulates along the valley floor all the way to the turn point at 20km, then it's back the way you've come, including the grind back up to the pass!.

Under 18's must have parental consent to cycle on open roads.  Please ensure that consent is gained and the relevant information provided when you enter the race or you may be withdrawn from the race.

Run: 10km along the Southern Upland Way to the eastern end of St. Mary's Loch, and return again. It's a (mostly) good quality track/gravel path with a couple of short sections at the side of a grassy field (can be a little bit muddy in wet years). It's pretty much flat though - some small undulations (no more than a few metres in each case - honest!). 

Solo Entry - £48 (Triathlon Scotand/England/Wales Members) / £54 (non-member) + 4% Entry Central Service Charge

Relay Entry - £64 (Triathlon Scotand/England/Wales Members) / £70 (non-member) + 4% Entry Central Service Charge



If you don't want to do the run section of the course, this is the perfect low impact alternative.  The Aquabike will follow the same swim course and bike route (see above) as the triathlon and will continue into transition (T2). You will then exit T2 via the run route, where you will be directed a short distance by the marshals to the finish line. 

Solo Entry - £38 (Triathlon Scotand/England/Wales Members) / £44 (non-member) + 4% Entry Central Card Processing Fee

Relay Entry - £50 (Triathlon Scotand/England/Wales Members) / £56 (non-member) + 4% Entry Central Card Processing Fee



We're trying to raise our sustainability game in 2020 and beyond. Yes, it's small stuff, but it's a start, and every bit helps. There are two main changes to the way we're running events we want you to be aware of, and need your collaboration on please;

a) Cups: feed station cups are our biggest source of waste. So we're stopping using them. Completely. Single use cups are entirely avoidable. There will be no cups at feed stations. Instead (for 2020/21 only), and if you need one,  we will supply you with a re-usable foldable 'soft cup' for use as part of your race entry. You will need to carry this with you and use it on the course if you wish to use feed stations.

b) T Shirts: we know many of you love and use them, so we will keep on having them as a race memento. However, we know that some of them get disposed of without ever getting used - that's a waste of resources we can avoid. So, when you enter you will have the option to choose "No T-Shirt". The cost of your entry will remain the same, and we will donate the equivalent of the cost of your T-Shirt to charity (for 2020/21 this is The John Muir Trust. 



REGISTRATION From approx 0700hrs (TBC) - keep your eyes peeled for changes which will be posted on the event website ( for the up to date timings and schedule. Collect your race number, swim cap, any final details etc. Bikes/Run gear must be racked before the Race Briefing.

BRIEFING Attendance is compulsary. Approx 0850 hrs in the race HQ field. 

RULES Normal Triathlon Scotland rules will apply – see for further details. We're also REALLY heavy on littering anywhere on the course or car park. Please comply as we depend on the goodwill of our landowner hosts. If you're spotted, this is an instant DQ offence - you've been warned!.

START Approximately 0900hrs.


Please see for details of the full Terms & Conditions associated with event entry, including refund, cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies.

Entries are not transferable. Photographic ID may be requested at race registration.

Entrants wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Entry fees will be refunded or transferred as follows; up to (1 month prior to race date) 75% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees), up to (2 weeks prior to race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees). After (2 weeks prior to race date) - no refund.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered, and the organiser will accept no further liability whatsoever arising from such a cancellation. This includes situations such as adverse weather conditions or major incidents. In this circumstance, the organisers will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule the event, in which scenario, original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred to the rescheduled event.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances within the organisers control then entrants will be offered a 50% refund. Entrants must apply in writing (via email) to claim their refund. No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

Changes to entry details, and transfer of the entry to other events in the Durty Events portfolio may be possible with the permission of the organiser. There will be a small admin fee for this service, payable in advance. Please see the full Terms & Conditions for details.

Use of Data: By entering this event I agree that the data supplied by me can be used for the purposes of safely organising and managing the event, essential communications with me pre- and post-race, and for electronic event timing. This data will be held securely, and for a maximum of 1 year. Email data may be used indefinitely for the purposes of sending occasional e-newsletters by Durty Events only. The full Durty Events data use policy can be found HERE.


19 Jun 2021 23:59£64.00£70.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

17 Jan 2021£48.00£54.00
19 Jun 2021 23:59£54.00£60.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

17 Jan 2021£50.00£56.00
19 Jun 2021 23:59£54.00£60.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

17 Jan 2021£38.00£44.00
19 Jun 2021 23:59£48.00£54.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

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

Dates and Status

Date: 26 Jun 2021

Closing Date: 19 Jun 2021 23:59

Places Available/Total: ??/250

Status: Closed



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