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SPAR Scotland Glen Affric Duathlon

02 May 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

SPAR Scotland Glen Affric Duathlon 2nd May 2020


Once again our event is sponsored by SPAR Scotland.  Staged within the Glen Affric Nature Reserve - Scotland's most beautiful glen - the event will have the same format as previous years.  Again this is a run/bike/run event that is suitable for everyone. Not only will the experienced, even elite athlete find it challenging, but the environment also makes it a very rewarding experience for novices. All levels are encouraged to enter.

Run 1 – 7.5 mile hill run on hill track, bog, over stream & river, climbing to 1500ft.

This is uphill, not particularly steep, but steady. After 2 or more miles it gets wet, very boggy and slippery. There are a few minor streams to cross then a river.

This is advertised as a rough run, so don’t expect sympathy from the terrain. Kintail mountain rescue will be at the river crossing to help you cross. After the river you are back on good hill track. You WILL get wet feet, and if in spate, the river current will be quite strong (if exceptional we will be forced to change to out and back at last minute).

Be prepared for bad weather, in which case hat, gloves and rainproof top is recommended for first run.

Cycle – 18 miles fully looped for Mountain Bikes or Cyclo Cross bikes only. Undulating. 1st 5miles on tarmac, then on wide forestry roads. Solid and rough.

NOT suitable for road bikes. It is a fully looped course, but to get this the first 5 miles have to be on tarmac. On the tarmac, please be very wary of oncoming vehicles, as this road is open to public traffic, and is twisty!.

After the tarmac, you will be directed onto the forestry tracks. These are wide but rough, and possibly muddy. It is not a technical cycle but undulating.

Run 2 – 2.5 miles – road and X-country alongside river Affric. Flat, twisty & lumpy.

This is flatish and dry. The 1km section alongside the river is narrow and twisty. DO NOT run in cycle cleats, as occasionally you will be turning on rock slabs by the river.


Detailed information on all aspects of the event are available on our website:

Regular updates will be posted on our Facebook Page:

Privacy Policy

This is a community non-profit making event organised and run by volunteers.  When the event is organised we pay for services e.g. timing, comms, first aid etc. based on the number of people entering the event.  We have to pay for these services even if you have to pull out therefore we do not offer refunds or deferments. The exception is if the event is cancelled then full refunds are given.  We do however permit transfer of entry for a limited period.

Relay Team Entry Fee £60 per team

Relay Teams may consist of 2 or 3 members.

In a 3 person team each member competes in a single stage (not rocket science!!).

In a 2 person team one member takes part in Runs 1 & 2 and the second member competes in the Bike Run.

The Entry Fee for Relay Teams is £60 per team for both 2 and 3 member teams.

Details of all team members to be entered at same time e.g. by lead member online entry or if by post completed signed entry forms for each team member.





Entry Fee:        £35   Standard   -   £33   Discount (TS/TE/TW Members)


Categories & Prizes

Male Open (Age 18-39) - Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Female Open (Age 18-39) - Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Male Vet (Age 40-49) - Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Female Vet (Age 40-49) - Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Male Super Vet (Age 50-59) - Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Female Super Vet (Age 50-59) - Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Male Ultra Vet (Age 60+) - Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Female Ultra Vet (Age 60+) - Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Individual Team Prize to 1st Team of 3-5 members with fastest 3 members cumulative time.


Now here's a bit that sometimes causes confusion!!!

  • Individual entrants can form themselves into teams of 3 - 5 members
  • The fastest three overall times are added to give team total
  • Doesn't cost any extra to register a team or be a team member
  • Team members don't have to all enter at same time
  • Teams can be formed/amended/withdrawn at anytime UP TO CLOSE OF ENTRIES - BUT NOT ON RACE DAY!
  • Any queries about teams should be sent to our admin NOT Entry Central
  • If you know another 2 people taking part why not make up a team?


15 Mar 2020 23:59£60.00
15 Mar 2020 23:59£33.00£35.00

*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: 02 May 2020

Closing Date: 15 Mar 2020 23:59

Places Available/Total: ??/250

Status: Closed



Jim McAuley

Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Inverness-shire, Scottish Highlands