Scottish Triathlon Series Entry Now Open

Entry for all 4 SwimRun UK 2017 Scottish Triathlon Series races is now open

Enter 2 races: Get 3rd Half Price and 4th FREE

https://www.entrycentral.com/hahaevents

Sprint from £35, Standard from £45, Middle from £75, Iron from £200

The more you race the cheaper it is.
4 stunning locations. 4 amazing courses.
Individual and Team leagues.
Grab your pals and hit the lochs, glens and mountains of Scotland.

LOCH loMAN – Sun 21st May
Balloch Loch Lomond (sprint, standard, middle)

ArranMan – Sun 18th June
Lamlash, Isle of Arran (standard, middle)

MunroMan – Sun 9th July
River Spey to Cairngorm (standard, middle, xtri)

St Andrews – Sun 17th Sept
Chariots of Fire beach & Old Course (sprint, standard, middle & IRON)

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MunroMan – UK’s Highest Triathlon Festival Sun 9th July 2017

For 4 years I have organised the UK’s Highest cycle sportive the 3 Pistes which finishes at Cairngorm ski centre.

In 2016 I organised the UK’s Highest 10km swim and a triathlon in the River Spey at Loch Insh Watersports Centre.

Triathlon is my first love, so what happens if I put the 2 of these great events together and add a run that includes Ben Macdui and finishes at the top of the Cairngorm ?

MunroMan – Sunday 9th July 2017

The UK’s Highest Middle & Iron Triathlon Swim.

The UK’s Highest Triathlon Bike Course with Mountain Top Finish.

The UK’s Highest Triathlon Transition.

The UK’s Highest Triathlon Run Course.

The UK’s Highest Triathlon Finish.

Standard, Middle and Iron Distance triathlons

Considering it is in the middle of the Cairngorm Mountains, MunroMan Standard Bike Course is surprisingly flat and fast, albeit with a killer climb at the end.

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MunroMan Standard Triathlon Bike Course

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1281629722

Likewise the Middle Bike Course is comparatively flatter and faster, again with that killer climb at the end.

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MunroMan Middle Triathlon Bike Course

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1281641659

However the Iron Bike Course is the UK’s Highest and hilliest, taking you over 3 of the UK’s 5 highest roads, in fact you scale the 20% walls of The Lecht twice, doing it from both sides.

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MunroMan Iron Triathlon Bike Course

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1096602046/

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Half way up south face of The Lecht

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Coming down the north face of The Lecht

The run will finish at the top of Cairngorm. Those doing the Middle and Iron distances will scale the summits of Scotland’s 2nd and 6th highest peaks Ben Macdui and Cairngorm. Standard distance athletes just have to scale Cairngorm.

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Ben Macdui, Scotland’s 2nd highest peak.

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UK’s Highest Triathlon finish at Cairngorm top station.

Entries will open mid October. I will give you lots and lots more information before then.

In the mean time you will have questions… here’s a few answers.

No you will not need a support runner. If you make the cut off and you have the compulsory mountain kit you will do the high level route first then the lower stuff.

No you will not need  support crew on the bike. We will have aid stations and broom vehicles.

Yes, due to split transition we will provide a shuttle bus service from Cairngorm to Loch Insh.

Yes it will be great for your family to come and spectate… can you run up the mountain faster than they can get up on the train?

It is going to be great. Get on board. Awrabest

Alan