Shindig Duathlon - Lairg

16 Sep 2018

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

Organiser's Description


Shindig Duathlon

The Shindig Duathlon is a sprint distance duathlon located on the banks of Loch and River Shin in the Highlands of Scotland.   The Duathlon is raced as a run/bike/run format over the following distances: 5.2km/21km/2.5km.  We hope the event will become a regular on the calendar and we hope it will provide a challenge for both experienced athletes and new comers looking to complete their first event.  Everyone is welcome!  

Minimum age is 15 (age at 31 December 2018).  Written parental consent is required for competitors aged 16 or under (i.e. anyone who is not 17 by 31 December 2018).

Race maps and the race pack will be available for download from our website here.   


Early bird

Early bird prices are available until 31 July 2018 for individual competitors at a bargin price of £10!


Race Schedule                       

Registration opens 09:00 and closes 10:15

Transition opens 09:15 and closes 10:30

Race briefing 10:45

Race start 11:00

Results and awards around 13:30


Run Route: 

Run one will involve a loop through Ferry Wood followed by a loop of Ord Hill.  Run 2 will be one lap of Ferry Wood. 

NB: This will be slightly different to the 2017 event but the same as 2016.  Maps of the 2018 route will be available on our website soon.


Bike Route: 

The bike course will loop around the River Shin firstly heading to Invershin on the A836.  A right turn at Invershin onto A837 and another right turn onto the B864 to take you back to the transition area.


Team Event

You can enter as a team.  Teams consist of two people only - one runner and one cyclist.  The race will take place at the same time as the main race, so the runner will complete run 1 before tagging the cyclist at transition.  After the bike leg the cyclist will tag the runner again, who will complete the run course.  The entry fee for the team event is £20 per team.   



The race will use electronic timing transponders.  Failure to return a transponder will incur a fine of £20.



Shindig trophy for first individual (this can only be taken home if won by a Sutherland resident).

Other prizes TBC - will depend on the number of entrants.  



This race is held under the rules of TriathlonScotland and the British Triathlon federation - see


Refund Policy At the organiser's discretion.  Refunds are unlikely to be issued after the event closing date.


14 Sep 2018£20.00
31 Jul 2018£7.00£10.00
14 Sep 2018£12.00£15.00

*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: 16 Sep 2018

Closing Date: 14 Sep 2018

Places Available/Total: ??/200

Status: Closed



Ian Sargent


Ferrycroft Visitor Centre Lairg Sutherland IV27 4TP