The start line will be on the beach with a short run to the water.
You will then wade/ swim to two large buoys which mark the start of the
measured swim. You must swim between the buoys, turning left
or right as instructed at the race briefing.
The course is triangular; swim around the large buoys and
the two large buoys at the start, return to the shore and run round the
flag pole to start your second lap.
Once you have finished your second lap run up the tarmac path from the
beach to the transition area.
There is a drinks station on the
before the transition.
There will be canoes on the water as
part of the safety crew - none of
them will act as lead canoe so please do not follow them.
Water temperature is
expected to be around 13° C or a little higher (but not much!).
Wet suits are compulsory (hire is available from The Tri Centre).
A small number of the club's female and male wetsuits will be available
on the day in case you leave your suit at home or break a zip. However,
please don't rely on this as a substitute for hiring a suit if you need
If any swimmer does experience problems they should turn onto their
back and raise an arm to signal for assistance.
Safety boats will be able to access all sides of the triangle without
having to cross the path of any swimmers. Medical assistance
will be available on the shore.
Please note that a cut off time of 25 MINUTES will be strictly
administered, any swimmer not making the end of one lap in that time
will be asked to stop. It is important for the safety of all
competitors that this cut off time is respected.
The sea state will be closely monitored. In the event of
a heavy swell or very poor visibility, the swim will be cancelled with
the race then become a duathlon.
Cycle Route (click to enlarge):
Cyclists are not
to mount their bikes until clear of the transition area - this will be
Cyclists must wear a helmet that complies with recognised standards
(ANSI or BSI). The helmet must be secured prior to mounting the bike
and only released and removed after dismounting.
Cyclists must obey the Highway Code at all times and the directions of
The cycle route contains a loop within the course. The loop starts by
turning left off the A198 to the west of Dirleton. On your second lap
stay on the A198 and continue into Gullane. All the roads are two-lane
single carriageways with generally good surfaces. Generally, the course
follows a shallow uphill gradient and is non-technical. The route
through Gullane village is downhill.
There is a zebra crossing and light-controlled crossing in Gullane as
you come to the end of the cycle. Details of any arrangements to turn
off the lights will be in the race day information pack and will be
covered in the race briefing.
In the interests of public and competitors safety and the future of the
race, competitors must be particularly careful and vigilant in the
Competitors must be prepared to stop if required at the crossing.
Marshals will be in position at all key junctions. Obey their
instructions. Police motorcycle patrols may be deployed. Obey the
Route - step by step:
Leave transition area and go down Sandy Loan,
turning right onto the main road (the A198) at the end.
Head towards Aberlady and take the road towards Luffness Mains which
goes straight on where the main road turns sharp right.
Follow this road which becomes the A6137 when it turns left.
Go over r'bout and up the hill.
Turn left onto B1343 to Athelstaneford, observe x-roads.
Stay on B1343 through Athelstaneford.
Turn left onto B1347 to Kingston.
In Kingston turn left onto minor road towards Fenton Barns.
At x-roads turn right off the road onto another minor road towards
At A198 turn left towards Gullane.
Turn left onto B1345 to Drem.
In Drem turn left onto B1377.
At junction of B1377 and B1347 turn left and repeat route to Dirleton
but this time stay on A198 into Gullane.
Return up Marine Road and along Marine Terrace back to transition area.
The run route is
a two-lap course.
Competitors leave the transition area by the marked exit and will be
directed by marshals along the car park road (marked *) and up a grassy
lane towards Hill Road.
Turn left into Hill Road and go down Hill Road to Sandy Loan.
Turn right and then right again into Nisbet Road. At the end
of Nisbet Road turn left into Hummel Road and then right at the end of
Hummel Road. On reaching a gate, which will be marshalled, turn
immediately right up a steady grassy climb. From here, the route
follows an off-road section that will be clearly marked by tape and
marshalled. Rejoin the car park road by-passing the transition area.
The course then follows a flat out and back section before returning to
the transition area. On your first lap keep right to bypass the finish
chute and start your second lap.
The drinks station on the run is just out of transition, and you pass
it twice on each lap.