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Glen Affric Duathlon

06 May 17

Glen Affric Duathlon 2017

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: http://www.glen-affric-duathlon.co.uk

Regular updates will be posted on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/glenaffricduathlon

Please bear in mind when the event is organised we pay for are 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 of the event, therefore refunds will only be given if the event is cancelled.  We do permit transfer of entry for a limited period.

Relay Team Entry Fee £50 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 £50 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.

Competitors claiming TS membership must produce their licence at Registraion  - or pay additional £3.





Entry Fee:        £35   Standard   -   £32   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

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

Male Super Vet (Age 50+) - Prizes for 1st & 2nd

Female Super Vet (Age 50+) - Prizes for 1st & 2nd

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 - not just at sign-up - but preferrably 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?
Jim McAuley
Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Glen Affric Duathlon (2/3 Person Relay Team)06/05/2017??/200Open29/04/2017
Glen Affric Duathlon (Individual Entry)06/05/2017??/200Open22/04/2017

These events share a common pool of 200 places


*Discounted for members of any of TS TE WT

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge

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