Balbirnie Park Duathlon

26 Jun 19

Organiser's Description

Voted Triathlon Scotland's "EVENT OF THE YEAR 2017"
 
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Balbirnie Park this is the seventh 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 will take place on Wednesday 26th June and will consist 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
Start                                                 1830
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 everyone is welcome to visit the lounge bar area of the hotel to celebrate the event.
 
All competitors will receive a medal and fruit/water post race (there may be other goodies on the night including buffs and a bottle of Erdinger)
 
The 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.
 
Leslie Bike Shop will be in attendance on the night to offer any last minute mechanical help with your bike and will also be selling some goodies. 
 
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 gtceventsmanager@gmail.com or join our Facebook page at Glenrothes Triathlon Club, where there is loads of information about the Duathlon and other Triathlon related gossip.
 
Some comments from previous years:
 
"Another first class event hosted by Glenrothes Tri Club. Thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time to ensure the duathlon was slick, safe and enjoyable for all the competitors. There are few races on the calendar as good as this one."
 
"Fantastic event, so well organised & marshalled fantastically well. My first duathlon and the event staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Great location and loved the spot prize feature at the end. Well done Glenrothes Triathlon Club ??"
 
"What a night! So tough in that heat but brilliant encouragement from the marshals and amazing atmosphere, very friendly and welcoming. This was my second year and I can't wait to come back next year!"
 
"Amazing event, thanks to all that made this happen. The endless encouragement from the wonderful marshals was most welcome. Once again thanks to all."
  

Prices

UntilDiscounted*Standard
21 Jun 2019£23.00£25.00

*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: 26/06/2019

Status: Open

Total Places: 150

Places Available: ??

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Organiser

Nicola Philp

07817535207

   

Balbirnie House Hotel Balbirnie Park Markinch Glenrothes KY7 6NE