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Isle Of Bute Sprint / Novice Triathlon

15 May 2022

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

Organiser's Description

Announcing this year's Isle of Bute Triathlon series, happening on Sunday 15th May, with Sprint and Novice distances offered. This is a small and deservedly popular and well established Triathlon event. The ethos of the event is very much taking part, with a wide range of abilities signing up each year. Team entries are welcome (please enter via the 'Teams' events)!

This is a chip timed event with medals awarded in each category and prizes to the overall male and female winner. Event momentos to all participants; fabulous buffet afterwards. Results will be posted online as soon as possible within 24 hours of the event.

 Come on and sample the Isle of Bute!


        Sprint: 12:00

        Novice: 13:45


Sprint  (750m swim/20km cycle road/5km run)
Novice (400m swim/13km cycle road/2.5km run)


Entry Limit: Sprint: 100 entrants, Novice: 40


How to get there:
Ferry from Wemyss Bay ( or from Colintraive ( The event H.Q. is Rothesay Leisure Centre, a 10 minute walk from ferry terminal.


If participants would rather stay the night before the organisers happily recommend Bute Backpackers supporters of our event and cycling in general! There any of course many other fine establishments in Rothesay and elsewhere on the island. 

Parking:There is limited parking in the H.Q. car-park and nearby area.


Starting at approximately 10:45am for SPRINT event and 11:00 for NOVICE event, you will be issued with:

    • electronic chip
    • swimming cap
    • Race Number
    • Safety Pin
    • Details of facilities, bike racking, Transition Area, course map, etc.

TS/BTF members must present their membership ID in person.


The Race:
Approximately fifteen minutes prior to the Race Start the Race Director will call a Briefing of the final race details. No Helmet-No Race. No drafting on the cycle route - remain 5 bike lengths or more apart. Only authorized persons allowed into the Transition Area during the race - Marshals & Athletes. You MUST obey the Highway Code on your bike at all times.


After The Race:
Limited showers and changing available. A Prize-Giving will take place as soon as all participants have completed their event: prizes awarded for category winners; all the participants will receive individual race mementos. Buffet will be provided.


SPRINT: 750m pool swim. 5 waves of 20 will be employed, slowest lane off first. Caps provided.
NOVICE: 400m pool swim. 2 waves of 20 will be employed, slowest lane off first. Caps provided.


The Cycle:
SPRINT: Bikes to be racked in transition area, outside HQ. The route is 20 km of quiet country roads; the course is hilly. It is an out and back route with a marshalled dead turn in the road. Fabulous views of Isle of Arran.
NOVICE: This is same route, just not as far!


SPRINT: On departure from the Transition Area, follow a 3-lap course, terrain is mixed: road, gravel, track.
NOVICE: On departure from the Transition Area, follow a 2-lap course, terrain is mixed, road, gravel, track.


This event will be held under the rules of Triathlon Scotland. Your bicycle must be in a mechanically safe condition. No helmet no race. No swimming costume, no race.


07 May 2022 23:59£37.00£43.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

07 May 2022 23:59£32.00£38.00

*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

07 May 2022 23:59£31.00£33.00

*Discounted for members of Triathlon Scotland

07 May 2022 23:59£26.00£28.00

*Discounted for members of Triathlon Scotland

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is2% (min 25p) for each sign-up. The organiser also pays 2% (min 25p)

Dates and Status

Date: 15 May 2022

Closing Date: 07 May 2022 23:59

Status: Closed

The Isle Of Bute Sprint Triathlon-Team Entries??/5
The Isle Of Bute Sprint Triathlon??/90
The Isle Of Bute Novice Triathlon-Team Entries??/1
The Isle Of Bute Novice Triathlon??/35


Murray Doyle

07592 633650


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