Balbirnie Park Duathlon
30 Jun 17
Voted Triathlon Scotland's "Most Enjoyable Event of 2013"
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Balbirnie Park this is the fourth event from the friendly and inclusive members at Glenrothes Triathlon Club. With the transition located on the lawn beside Balbirnie House Hotel this is an event with a truly stunning backdrop. Thanks are due to the kind people at the hotel for all their help in making this event what it is. Please follow signs for Balbirnie House Hotel and Balbirnie park when looking for the location.
The event itself consists of a 5k run (2 x the 2.5k course), 20k bike (1 loop) and 2.5k run. With both runs set wholly within the park and running alongside Balbirnie Golf Course there couldn't be a more scenic and safe setting. The bike course is on road and takes in quiet country roads in the Star and Kennoway area before returning to the park. The climb up Langside quarry from Kennoway will provide a good test for those with a liking for climbing. Elsewhere the route is rolling but not too demanding. The run and cycle route will be marshalled.
Timetable for the evening is
Registration 1715 - 1800
Race Briefing 1815
Prize Giving After last competitor finishes
There are no changing facilities within the park so please come prepared. The hotel have allowed their toilet facilities to once again be used and a post race goodybag containing water/fruit etc will be provided along with a water station. After the event competitors and spectators are welcome to visit the lounge bar area of the hotel to celebrate the event.
*** This year's event will be catered by the excellent staff at the Balbirnie House Hotel. Competitors and spectators will be able to enjoy burgers and a hog roast prepared by the award winning hotel staff, all at a very reasonable price, so make sure to bring your friends and family along with you. ***
The event is sanctioned by Triathlon Scotland and will be run under their rules. If you are new to multi sport cycling this means no drafting is permitted on the bike. This will be fully explained at the race briefing.
Any questions please contact me on or better still get in touch through twitter or join our Facebook page; like the Glenrothes Triathlon Club Page where there is loads of information about the Duathlon and other Triathlon related gossip.
Some comments from previous years:
“This event was local to me so I thought I would enter as a taster. Entry was a simple process from start to finish and information was easily obtained…...”
“The race itself was very friendly and it had a real good atmosphere.”
“The route was really scenic and the cycle was exceptional well marshalled and I felt safe all the way round.”
“This race was easily one of the best events I've done this year and it has inspired me to enter another duathlon and to buy a wetsuit to move into triathlons also.”
Dates and Status
Total Places: 150
Places Available: ??
*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT
To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral with a card payment, the Service Fee is 5% (min 60p) for each sign-up
Balbirnie House Hotel Balbirnie Park Markinch Glenrothes KY7 6NE