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ArranMan & 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)

https://scottishtriathlonseries.wordpress.com/

Entry will Open Sat 8th Oct at 7pm

ENTRY OPENING: We are having a coding issue with the discounts not wanting to round up / down to whole pence. It most likely will not be sorted before 7pm. SORRY.
 
So rather than have you sat on tenterhooks we will go live TOMORROW at 7pm.
 
Again… sorry.
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ArranMan Multi sport returns Sun 18th June 2017

 

ArranMan Multisport returns for a 4th year on Sun 18 June 2017.

Sadly there will be no Iron Distance Triathlon event his year, but we are filling Lamlash Bay with all sorts of multisport fun.

Standard and Middle Distance Triathlons.
10km run & Marathon
1mile & 5km swims
Jnr Aquathlon

ArranMan will be part of our new SwimRun UK Scottish Triathlon Series; featuring LOCH loMAN, ArranMan, MunroMan / River Spey and an iconic new race venue. Exciting times. Full details soon.

Entries will open mid-late October.

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ArranMan 2016 provisional results

Here are the provisional results for ArranMan events 2016. We have one or 2 small anomalies, so if you don’t see your name, or you see a blatantly incorrect time please get in touch asap.

Some interesting stats for you:

200 athletes competed in 5 races over the weekend. Kicking off at 6am on Saturday morning with the ArranMan Iron Distance where athletes completed a 2.5mile swim, cycled twice round the island, then ran a marathon. They were joined in the water by a very curious seal who swam amongst the athletes for half an hour, then on Saturday afternoon by runners “just” doing a marathon. The final ArranMan finishing at 10.15pm.

On Sunday morning the largest number of athletes awoke to perfect racing conditions for the Middle Distance, Standard Distance and Relay Team events. Not to be outdone by the wildlife from the previous day, the slower athletes had tough, muddy obstacles to contend with as the cows at Cloughlands decided to sit right across the race course.

Falkirk’s Jamie Anderson has knocked a massive 25minutes off the record for the Iron Distance event, whilst in the female race Alicia Lauckner  of London also broke the course record knocking an hour off Anna Gilmour’s record from last year. 2nd place Elaine McGeachy from Campbeltown was 2 minutes faster than Anna last year.

David McLure from Troon was 11seconds off beating Greenock Harriers Kevin O’Donaghue’s  record marathon time from last year. However in the female race Angela Reid from Ardrossan knocked 26minutes off the record.

The biggest field of the weekend was again for the Middle Distance race. Having finished 2nd last year Mark Arndt improved by one place winning and taking a new course record by 32 seconds, an improvement on his own time last year by 5mins 2 secs.

Craig Wood of Lamlash got Arran’s best result of the weekend coming 2nd in the Middle Distance event, finishing with a guard of honour when a dozen local kids ran the last kilometre cheering alongside him.

Wayne Dale of Whiting Bay completed the middle in 6hr 48m and Eliot Stedman of Lamlash completed in 6hr 1m and Barry Smith of Lamlash in 6hr 26m.

First out of the water by over 100metres and finishing in a fantastic 4th place overall, the female Middle Distance race was won by last year’s LOCH loMAN and Celtman Triathlons winner Siobhan Prise. Siobhan knocked 56minutes off last year’s record set by Dorset’s Ginny Mills.

Aberdeenshire’s Siobhan was joined on the podium by her younger sister Kerry Prise who won the Standard Distance Female race in a time of 2hr 36m.

Fireman Graeme Croll won the Standard Distance Male race in a fantastic time of 2hr 24m. This race was by far the most competitive, with the lead changing hands several times with Grangemouth’s Derek Simpson first off the bike and young athlete Ruaraidh Wells finishing in 3rd place after being first rider up The Ross.

The Standard Distance triathlon including a ride over The Ross had the largest field of athletes from Arran. Results from islanders include:

Greg Hamill of Shiskine – 2hr 56m

Gerard Tatersfield of Lamlash – 3hr 16m

Christopher Hogge of Brodick – 3hr 37m

and Lorimer MacKenzie who was last out the water, but had the incentive of riding past his family home at the bottom of The Ross, finishing in 4hr 58m

Several athletes withdrew from the swim due to jellyfish sting whilst Arran’s roads proved too much for some competitors, with several withdrawing from the race at the South End due to multiple punctures and a couple of buckled wheels. Gemma Beedie of Clachan of Campsie however was not one of them, completing the Standard distance with a sit up and beg, Amsterdam bike replete with large wicker shopping basket.

A massive thank you to Sgt Dodds from the final athlete to finish, Edinburgh’s Elaine Sandeman, who was last out the water for the middle distance swim and suddenly realised she had forgotten her cycle helmet, Sgt Dodds thankfully had a spare in the back of his police car.

 

ArranMan Iron Distance

Position

Race No

Forename

Surname

Gender

Swim

T1+Cycle

T2+Run

Result

1

1

Alicia

Lauckner

F

1:15:29

7:30:36

05:53:44

13:24:20

2

17

Elaine

McGeachy

F

1:15:33

8:17:51

06:05:12

14:23:03

Position

Race No

Forename

Surname

Gender

Swim

T1+Cycle

T2+Run

Result

1

6

Jamie

Anderson

M

1:04:40

6:42:17

04:35:45

11:18:02

2

12

Ross

Mitchell

M

1:15:20

6:25:12

05:38:03

12:03:15

3

13

Scott

Milne

M

1:26:39

7:04:53

05:32:36

12:37:29

4

11

Rory

Harkins

M

1:09:41

7:20:22

05:46:19

13:06:41

5

9

Paul

Bodger

M

1:05:57

7:12:39

06:14:34

13:27:13

6

16

William

Taylor

M

1:14:27

7:11:12

06:32:30

13:43:42

7

3

Eddie

Neilson

M

1:24:17

7:52:56

06:05:18

13:58:14

8

10

Peter

Thompson

M

1:24:45

8:32:00

05:50:50

14:22:50

9

14

Thomas

Ridsdill

M

1:08:45

7:34:08

07:16:59

14:51:07

10

5

Fraser

Maxwell

M

1:30:26

8:25:39

07:13:44

15:39:23

11

7

johannes

smit

M

1:27:21

8:31:10

08:00:03

16:31:13

12

8

Joseph

Reed

M

1:26:22

9:28:32

07:08:08

16:36:40

ArranMan Marathon

Place

Race No

Forename Surname

Gender

Time

1

104

angela reid

Female

3:26:12

2

113

Elle Forrest

Female

3:33:56

3

129

Sarah Mcfadzean

Female

3:53:15

4

123

patricia littlechild

Female

4:49:18

5

126

Rachael Murray

Female

5:01:23

6

101

alison reid

Female

5:33:29

7

131

Suzy Moorby

Female

5:33:29

8

120

Karen Sinclair

Female

5:56:12

Place

Race No

Forename Surname

Gender

Time

1

111

David Mclure

Male

2:52:31

2

110

David Simpson

Male

3:17:04

3

125

Paul Lafferty

Male

3:21:34

4

121

Kenny Taylor

Male

3:37:01

5

109

David Bruce

Male

3:38:46

6

108

david nairn

Male

3:51:32

7

117

James Mcgill

Male

4:05:46

8

106

Craig Stark

Male

4:11:07

9

116

IVAN FIELD

Male

4:22:33

10

112

DONALD SANDEMAN

Male

4:35:02

11

128

Robert Nicol

Male

4:39:24

12

127

Raymond McCurdy

Male

5:52:21

13

107

Dale Sinclair

Male

5:56:12

ArranMan Middle Distance

Position
Forename
Surname
Race no
Swim
T1+Cycle
T2+Run
Result
Gender

4

Siobahn Prise

287

0:30:18

3:01:55

1:36:54

5:09:07

F

19

Jennifer Perry

246

0:37:26

3:23:23

1:49:00

5:49:49

F

27

Jennifer Martin

247

0:39:58

3:42:02

1:41:20

6:03:20

F

33

Lucie Hrnickova

256

0:33:36

3:38:29

1:57:11

6:09:16

F

42

Lauren Grant

254

0:41:20

3:30:47

2:06:19

6:18:26

F

44

Polly Kenyon

266

0:43:00

3:33:20

2:05:29

6:21:49

F

66

Shona Stewart

275

0:42:04

4:38:36

2:35:13

7:55:53

F

69

Ciara ONeill

212

0:56:31

4:49:05

2:45:42

8:31:18

F

70

Elaine SANDEMAN

226

1:04:51

5:16:58

2:55:45

9:17:34

F

Position

Forename

Surname

Race no

Swim

T1+Cycle

T2+Run

Result

Gender

1

Mark Arndt

288

0:36:02

2:46:04

1:29:20

4:51:26

M

2

Craig Wood

215

0:31:46

2:48:20

1:43:46

5:03:52

M

3

Darren Kean

218

0:37:49

2:46:59

1:41:07

5:05:55

M

4

chris barrowman

211

0:39:06

3:04:24

1:30:19

5:13:49

M

5

294

0:35:56

3:05:24

1:35:05

5:16:25

M

6

Fraser Easton

229

0:31:51

3:09:02

1:40:30

5:21:23

M

7

Barry Wilson

208

0:33:40

2:47:08

2:01:20

5:22:08

M

8

Richard McGaw

270

0:35:48

3:10:35

1:35:50

5:22:13

M

9

Charles Watson

210

0:33:30

3:05:42

1:44:15

5:23:27

M

10

Raphaël Vicario

267

0:40:21

3:04:46

1:48:04

5:33:11

M

11

Gavin Prise

233

0:34:03

3:13:41

1:50:36

5:38:20

M

12

ross barnes

273

0:39:51

3:22:20

1:36:51

5:39:02

M

13

craig mcgougan

216

0:40:15

3:18:13

1:41:55

5:40:23

M

14

William Barbero

284

0:46:12

3:03:54

1:50:31

5:40:37

M

15

Alastair Anderson

202

0:31:56

3:04:03

2:08:16

5:44:15

M

16

Barry Queen

206

0:45:25

3:24:06

1:36:56

5:46:27

M

17

Geddes Murray

234

0:40:05

3:13:36

1:59:45

5:53:26

M

18

Fraser Caldwell

230

0:48:13

3:06:17

2:01:54

5:56:24

M

19

Simon Watson

276

0:40:46

3:20:04

1:57:32

5:58:22

M

20

 Simon  Willis

285

0:39:20

3:24:50

1:56:13

6:00:23

M

21

Eliot Sedman

227

0:50:24

3:43:34

1:27:10

6:01:08

M

22

Iain McGougan

240

0:39:30

3:39:44

1:43:26

6:02:40

M

23

Bruce Hunter

209

0:45:15

3:20:03

1:57:49

6:03:07

M

24

Mark Stevens

257

0:38:33

3:22:17

2:05:47

6:06:37

M

25

Nicolas Patte

264

0:36:54

3:31:57

1:58:21

6:07:12

M

26

stephen mundie

277

0:35:43

3:25:46

2:05:47

6:07:16

M

27

Gerard Mcnulty

236

0:32:53

3:38:50

1:56:33

6:08:16

M

28

Dave Matthews

219

0:40:18

3:24:39

2:03:43

6:08:40

M

29

IAN CLARK

242

0:38:49

3:42:22

1:48:36

6:09:47

M

30

craig mcgougan

216

0:35:54

3:22:34

2:12:29

6:10:57

M

31

 Christopher Hogge

286

0:43:48

3:34:18

1:52:59

6:11:05

M

32

Andy Milne

205

0:41:58

3:40:11

1:50:29

6:12:38

M

33

Graham McGlashan

238

0:42:33

3:21:59

2:08:47

6:13:19

M

34

Clive holland

214

0:45:47

3:26:01

2:02:27

6:14:15

M

35

David Christie

221

0:46:34

3:38:28

1:50:50

6:15:52

M

36

Fraser Clark

231

0:38:19

3:44:14

1:54:30

6:17:03

M

37

Richard Servranckx

269

0:40:35

3:34:36

2:04:54

6:20:05

M

38

Stuart Thompson

279

0:39:46

3:58:48

1:51:57

6:30:31

M

39

John McIlroy

250

0:45:30

3:40:57

2:04:34

6:31:01

M

40

Martin Miller

258

0:36:24

3:14:17

2:42:24

6:33:05

M

41

Robert Hunter

272

0:47:31

3:31:09

2:14:35

6:33:15

M

42

David Lauckner

223

0:37:41

3:52:59

2:06:34

6:37:14

M

43

Gareth Robertson

232

0:50:36

3:34:58

2:17:19

6:42:53

M

44

James McKenzie

243

0:38:37

3:57:44

2:09:36

6:45:57

M

45

Phil Harold

265

0:48:40

3:37:37

2:20:57

6:47:14

M

46

Wayne Dale

283

0:47:18

3:53:17

2:08:11

6:48:46

M

47

suzanne lafferty

280

0:33:51

4:10:53

2:05:15

6:49:59

M

48

Duncan Liddel

225

0:40:27

3:36:33

2:33:32

6:50:32

M

49

David Murdoch

222

0:40:49

3:56:58

2:13:00

6:50:47

M

50

Ryan Glackin

274

0:51:48

3:51:54

2:17:44

7:01:26

M

51

James McLaren

245

0:42:55

3:57:40

2:30:45

7:11:20

M

52

Gordon Dixon

237

0:47:21

3:59:39

2:29:15

7:16:15

M

53

Barry Smith

207

0:59:31

4:04:29

2:22:15

7:26:15

M

54

Kevin O’Kane

253

0:46:56

4:02:40

2:37:36

7:27:12

M

55

Terry McManus

281

0:48:24

4:26:21

2:16:00

7:30:45

M

56

John Willock

249

0:51:28

4:20:40

2:19:38

7:31:46

M

57

matthew wright

260

0:44:04

4:29:04

2:43:00

7:56:08

M

58

Kenneth White

251

1:01:22

4:27:14

3:01:13

8:29:49

M

59

300

0:00:00

5:49:10

5:49:10

R

60

291

0:00:00

6:22:22

6:22:22

R

61

297

0:00:00

7:13:46

7:13:46

R

62

63

64

65

ArranMan Standard Distance

Place

Forename

Surname

Race no

Swim

T1+Cycle

T2+Run

Finish

Gender

1

Kerry

Prise

64

0:23:40

1:55:18

0:41:03

2:36:21

F

2

Arlene

Lewis

82

0:25:45

2:05:44

0:47:57

2:53:41

F

3

Jane

Robertson

56

0:26:32

2:04:17

0:54:13

2:58:30

F

4

Kerrie

Walker

63

0:25:09

2:09:00

1:00:07

3:09:07

F

5

Lara

Maclean

68

0:34:24

2:22:29

1:04:54

3:27:23

F

6

Rachael

Ward

75

0:30:04

2:15:56

1:12:26

3:28:22

F

7

Jenny

Gregg

59

0:30:10

2:28:00

1:01:22

3:29:22

F

8

Tina

Tian

81

0:44:29

2:31:28

1:05:12

3:36:40

F

9

Myrah

Robb

73

0:34:07

2:30:31

1:07:47

3:38:18

F

10

Alix

Geyer

25

0:37:26

2:36:06

1:04:45

3:40:51

F

11

Alison

Spiers

22

0:36:27

2:46:20

1:13:47

4:00:07

F

12

Jemma

Beedie

58

0:49:27

3:01:17

1:00:28

4:01:45

F

Place

Forename

Surname

Race no

Swim

T1+Cycle

T2+Run

Finish

Gender

1

graeme

croll

198

0:26:04

1:42:36

0:42:05

2:24:41

M

2

Derek

Simpson

38

0:25:36

1:41:05

0:47:21

2:28:26

M

3

Ruaraidh

Wells

77

0:23:57

1:42:59

0:46:59

2:29:58

M

4

Ben

Tattersfield

28

0:31:59

1:50:18

0:45:53

2:36:11

M

5

Derren

Thomson

39

0:30:36

1:58:56

0:39:18

2:38:14

M

6

Adam

Bleakley

18

0:31:40

1:58:52

0:42:05

2:40:57

M

7

Alister

Bird

24

0:31:01

1:56:39

0:49:17

2:45:56

M

8

Chris

Harron

30

0:29:44

1:57:15

0:50:56

2:48:11

M

9

Gordon

McIntyre

47

0:32:08

2:06:16

0:43:32

2:49:48

M

10

Adam

Wilson

19

0:28:28

2:01:35

0:51:09

2:52:44

M

11

Ben

O’Gorman

29

0:32:37

2:01:52

0:51:40

2:53:32

M

12

henry

drummond

51

0:34:40

2:03:10

0:50:44

2:53:54

M

13

Iain

Davies

52

0:32:06

2:02:16

0:52:44

2:55:00

M

14

Greg

Hamill

50

0:30:29

1:52:51

1:03:24

2:56:15

M

15

Ian

Thomson

53

0:31:04

2:02:51

0:53:58

2:56:49

M

16

marty

hamill

71

0:34:44

2:00:54

0:56:02

2:56:56

M

17

Philipp

Scherer

74

0:31:42

2:12:28

0:47:40

3:00:08

M

18

stuart

lonie

80

0:38:12

2:08:42

0:51:37

3:00:19

M

19

John

Candy

60

0:32:36

2:06:58

0:54:23

3:01:21

M

20

Duncan

Simpson

41

0:23:48

2:11:22

0:51:21

3:02:43

M

21

James

Silverthorne

55

0:33:49

2:09:54

0:53:34

3:03:28

M

22

David

Reid

35

0:31:20

2:09:01

0:55:56

3:04:57

M

23

Graham

Thomson

49

0:38:06

2:16:44

0:53:13

3:09:57

M

24

Mark

Anderson

70

0:37:56

2:14:44

0:57:12

3:11:56

M

25

Craig

Dunwoodie

32

0:31:37

2:09:39

1:02:24

3:12:03

M

26

Stephen

Ross

78

0:32:11

2:11:20

1:01:01

3:12:21

M

27

Lachlan

Thomson

66

0:28:54

2:13:19

1:00:30

3:13:49

M

28

Darren

Macgregor

33

0:34:31

2:11:17

1:03:00

3:14:17

M

29

Gerard

Tattersfield

45

0:36:44

2:11:15

1:05:03

3:16:18

M

30

Jason

Blean

57

0:34:45

2:20:39

0:58:28

3:19:07

M

31

Alistair

Hornell

23

0:39:08

2:19:39

0:59:50

3:19:29

M

32

David

Hornell

37

0:37:26

2:19:28

1:00:32

3:20:00

M

33

David

Wilson

36

0:36:15

2:24:30

1:00:38

3:25:08

M

34

Jonny

Thomson

61

0:43:03

2:26:09

0:59:27

3:25:36

M

35

Alexander

Thomson

20

0:34:41

2:28:59

0:58:43

3:27:42

M

36

christopher

Hogge

31

0:35:27

2:28:51

1:09:06

3:37:57

M

37

Ian

Harper

54

0:45:01

2:50:56

1:08:27

3:59:23

M

38

George

Hind

44

0:39:15

2:49:08

1:14:26

4:03:34

M

39

Lorimer

Mackenzie

69

001:08:47

3:28:27

1:30:17

4:58:44

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Relay Team results to follow

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ArranMan 2016 – Done

Have you raced on Arran yet? If not, why not? It’s stunning… TOUGH, BUT STUNNING!

This weekend was fun. Thank you to all the athletes, the volunteer marshals, the water safety team, the medic crew, the TriScotland officials and moto team, Sgt Dodds and the rest of Police Scotland, Fire Scotland, NHS, Nth Ayrshire Council, the athlete’s friends and family but most importantly the people of Lamlash and Arran for having us on their beautiful island.

Times will be posted later today, as will lots more images.

 

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ArranMan athlete notes for Standard Triathlon

Athlete Notes for Arran Man Middle Distance Triathlon

Sunday 26th June 2016

Lamlash Bay, Arran

Registration, Race Briefing & Bike Storage

Saturday 25th June 2.30pm – 5pm. Lamlash Green / Church Hall depending on weather – This coincides with finish of Marathon and first finishers of Full Distance race

Race Briefing – 5.30pm Lamlash Green / Church Hall

From 6pm you will be able to store your bike & kit overnight in Lamlash Parish Church hall. This is immediately across the road from transition.

***All bikes and kit must be removed from church hall first thing Sunday morning before Sunday School***

PLEASE BRING PHOTO ID / RACE LICENSE WITH YOU.

Bike Racking

Bike racking will take place on the morning of the race from 5.00am

Transition

Transition will be on Lamlash Green immediately in front of the Lamlash Bay Hotel.

Transition will be open from 5.00am

Transition will close at 5.40am — NO ENTRY TO TRANSITION ONCE MIDDLE DISTANCE RACE HAS STARTED

Only store race equipment at transition. Any other kit bags etc can be left in our Bag Van.

Race Briefing

Main Briefing Saturday 5.30pm. A pre swim briefing will take place on the beach at 5.40am

 Race Start – 7.00am

Race start will be in chest deep water immediately off shore from transition

Neoprene swim hats, gloves and boots / socks will be permitted

Swim Course – 1.5km

Wetsuits are compulsory. Race numbered swim cap (provided) is compulsory.

Depending on sea conditions you will either complete 1 large triangle of 1.5km or 2 smaller triangles of 0.75km each. This decision will be made on the day along with direction of swim. Both are dependent on the wind / wave direction.

A team of 2 RIBs and 10 kayaks are looking after the water safety with.

If you get into any difficulty please float in your back with one arm in the air and a kayak will come to you.

Full details of the swim course will be given to you at swim briefing.

— SWIM CUT OFF — 1hr —

If you are not out of the water 1 hour  after the start you will escorted from the water by our safety crew and withdrawn from the race.

Transition 1

Transition is on grass on Lamlash Green.

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swim and transition

Upon exiting the swim you will clamber up onto the beach & walk / run into transition.

At the Transition exit Marshals will control your crossing of the road to the northbound carriageway. Marshals do not have the power to, nor will attempt to, stop traffic. You must adhere to any Marshals crossing instructions. Failure to do so may result in a DQ.

Cycle – 36.88km

EU approved cycle helmet is compulsory.

In case of emergency, mobile phone is strongly advised.

The bike course will be Marshaled by moto mrefs and volunteer marshals, many of whom will have island wide radio communications. But due to the length of the course, in case of emergency or mechanical failure please take your mobile phone with you. If you see a fellow competitor in physical or medical trouble please assist and inform the next marshal.

Drafting – don’t do it. We have a motorcycle marshal who will be on the look out for those breaking the BTF rules.

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Standard Bike Course

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/946158061/

ArranMan Standard bike

Turning LEFT out of T1 you must not mount your bike until the Mount Line which will be situated 5m down the road from T1 exit. Marshals will be on hand to show you exactly where it is.

The cycle is an 36.88km ANTI CLOCKWISE loop of The Ross and A841

The road starts with a narrow steep climb, followed by tricky descent and lumpy, poorly surfaced tarmac with blind corners and blind summits in the south of the island.

Although we are starting early, as the main road on the island it can get very busy in places.

The A841 road is frequently used by service buses and lorries. The 323 bus from Blackwaterfoot to Brodick Ferry will be on the course at the same time as the rear 50% of athletes. Please allow it to pass.

PLEASE TAKE GREAT CAUTION THROUGHOUT but especially in all residential areas and narrow descents.

Be aware of other cyclists, pedestrians and animals on the road throughout the course.

The route will be signed with direction arrows and caution signs.

The use of earphones, ipods etc is strictly forbidden and will result in an immediate DQ.

0km

Enter Lamlash – Be aware of pedestrians and parked cars entering the road

1.1km ***EXTREME CAUTION***

RIGHT TURN ACROSS ROAD ON BEND

Single track road with passing places for 14km

1.8km 

Start of steep climb with gradients in excess of 14%

4.8km ***EXTREME CAUTION***

Ross Summit: 7km downhill 12% steepest.

5.7km ***EXTREME CAUTION*** – Marshal Point

Sharp, blind, hairpin bend

6.3km ***EXTREME CAUTION*** – Marshal Point

Sharp, blind,  hairpin bend

11.9km

Sharp 90′ left hand turn with gravel.

 14.4km – Marshal Point

Left turn  – Middle distance riders merging from right

15.8km ***EXTREME CAUTION – 20% descent *** – Marshal Point

Lagg Bridge – Fast descent which finishes with tight left / right chicane on 20% downhill gradient.

22km

Sharp right hand turn over narrow bridge at bottom of hill. Beware oncoming traffic in road.

27.4km

Whiting Bay – Be aware of pedestrians and parked cars entering the road

86km

Steep fast descent into Lamlash. Be aware of vehicles entering road from residential lanes.

35.7km – Marshal Point

Sharp right hand turn with narrow bridge at bottom of descent BEWARE OR RUNNERS

35.8km

Beware oncoming runners on pavement to your left.

36.4km – Marshall Point

Runners crossing road.

36.8km – END OF CYCLE

Transition.

Dismount prior to line and cross road to Transition. This crossing will be marshalled. Follow their instructions. failure to do so may result in a DQ.

CYCLE CUT OFF @ T2 – 3hrs 30min

Transition 2

Listen carefully for instructions from Marshals

Taking care to look out for pedestrians, other athletes, marshals and oncoming vehicles dismount bike before Dismount Line which will be 5m prior to Transition entrance.

Once your bike is racked proceed to T2 exit. Turning right to begin run course.

Run

In transition there will be an aid station with water, gels and premixed powered drinks.

Exit transition and turn right running in a southerly direction.

The run course is on paths and rural roads that are frequently narrow in place with high hedgerows, thus poor visibility of oncoming traffic.

The use of earphones, ipods etc. is strictly forbidden and will result in an immediate DQ.

Advance notice signs will be in place for other road users. Wherever possible please run on the pavement side of the road facing oncoming traffic. There are a few exceptions to this.

The Middle distance will do two loops of the run course.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/617133526

arran marathon loop

0km

Head South along the beach towards to tennis courts.

0.3km

Bollards

0.33km

Turn right onto narrow path

0.85km

Turn right onto side road

1.1km

Cross main road onto pavement, turn left.

1.6km

Turn right on The Ross. Pavement ends. Rural Road Beware oncoming traffic

2km

Turn Right onto rural road

2.25km

Farm Yard – Beware of vehicles and animals

3.2km

Narrow Bridge – no barriers.

4.1km

At Junction cross road onto grass and turn left

4.2km

Feed Station

4.3km – 5km

Narrow pavement on main road. Beware of oncoming athletes.

5km – 9.2km

Narrow access rd with no pavement. Runners in both directions.

6.38km & 8.51km

Feed Station

9.2km – 10.65km 

Narrow pavement on main road. Beware of oncoming athletes.

10.65km

Finish Keep Right

Finish straight

Be aware of other athletes.

Athletes must have completed the run by 14:00 of they will not get a finishing time.

Upon completion of the event refreshments will be available. 

Please collect your kit bag from bag drop and tidy up your transition asap.

Prizes

Prize giving is scheduled for 13:00

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Arran Man Middle Distance Athlete Notes

Athlete Notes for Arran Man Middle Distance Triathlon

Sunday 25th June 2016

Lamlash Bay, Arran

Registration, Race Briefing & Bike Storage

Saturday 25th June 2.30pm – 5pm. Lamlash Green / Church Hall depending on weather – This coincides with finish of Marathon and first finishers of Full Distance race

Race Briefing – 4.30pm Lamlash Green / Church Hall

From 6pm you will be able to store your bike & kit overnight in Lamlash Parish Church hall. This is immediately across the road from transition.

***All bikes and kit must be removed from church hall first thing Sunday morning before Sunday School***

PLEASE BRING PHOTO ID / RACE LICENSE WITH YOU.

Bike Racking

Bike racking will take place on the morning of the race from 5.00am

At this time you will have the opportunity to leave bidons and small food bags for collection at one of the bike aid stations.

Transition

Transition will be on Lamlash Green immediately in front of the Lamlash Bay Hotel.

Transition will be open from 5.00am

Transition will close at 5.40am

Only store race equipment at transition. Any other kit bags etc can be left in our Bag Van.

Race Briefing

Main Briefing Saturday 4.30pm. A pre swim briefing will take place on the beach at 5.40am

 Race Start – 6.00am

Race start will be in chest deep water immediately off shore from transition

Neoprene swim hats, gloves and boots / socks will be permitted

Swim Course – 1.9km

Wetsuits are compulsory. Race numbered swim cap (provided) is compulsory.

Depending on sea conditions you will either complete 1 large triangle of 1.9km or 2 smaller triangles of 0.95km each. This decision will be made on the day along with direction of swim. Both are dependent on the wind / wave direction.

A team of 2 RIBs and 10 kayaks are looking after the water safety with.

If you get into any difficulty please float in your back with one arm in the air and a kayak will come to you.

Full details of the swim course will be given to you at swim briefing.

— SWIM CUT OFF — 1hr 10minutes —

If you are not out of the water 1 hour 10 minutes after the start you will escorted from the water by our safety crew and withdrawn from the race.

Transition 1

Transition is on grass on Lamlash Green.

lamlashmap

swim and transition

Upon exiting the swim you will clamber up onto the beach & walk / run into transition.

At the Transition exit Marshals will control your crossing of the road to the northbound carriageway. Marshals do not have the power to, nor will attempt to, stop traffic. You must adhere to any Marshals crossing instructions. Failure to do so may result in a DQ.

Cycle – 89.38km

EU approved cycle helmet is compulsory.

In case of emergency, mobile phone is strongly advised.

The bike course will be Marshaled by moto mrefs and volunteer marshals, many of whom will have island wide radio communications. But due to the length of the course, in case of emergency or mechanical failure please take your mobile phone with you. If you see a fellow competitor in physical or medical trouble please assist and inform the next marshal.

Drafting – don’t do it. We have a motorcycle marshal who will be on the look out for those breaking the BTF rules.

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Turning RIGHT out of T1 you must not mount your bike until the Mount Line which will be situated 5m down the road from T1 exit. Marshals will be on hand to show you exactly where it is.

The cycle is an 89.38km ANTI CLOCKWISE loop of the island’s A841.

The road ranges in terrain from wide, flat, well tarmac’ed stretches with great sight lines in the north of the island to narrow, lumpy, poorly surfaced tarmac with blind corners and blind summits in the south of the island.

Although we are starting early, as the main road on the island it can get very busy in places, notably Lamlash, Brodick and at the ferry ports.

The road is frequently used by service buses and lorries. The 323 bus from Blackwaterfoot to Brodick Ferry will be on the course at the same time as the rear 50% of athletes. Please allow it to pass.

PLEASE TAKE GREAT CAUTION THROUGHOUT but especially in all residential areas and narrow descents.

Be aware of other cyclists, pedestrians and animals on the road throughout the course.

The route will be signed with direction arrows and caution signs.

The use of earphones, ipods etc is strictly forbidden and will result in an immediate DQ.

0km

Enter Lamlash – Be aware of pedestrians and parked cars entering the road

6km

Enter Brodick – Be aware of pedestrians and parked cars entering the road

6.2km 

At bottom of descent possible queueing traffic in road turning right towards ferry port.

24.78km ***EXTREME CAUTION***

Boguillie Summit: 4km downhill 12% steepest.

25.8km ***EXTREME CAUTION*** – Marshal Point

Witches Bridge: Road narrows with small chicane into and out of brigdge. Turn is off camber.

26.9km ***EXTREME CAUTION*** – Marshal Point

Humped bridge on right turn

27km

Enter Lochranza – Be aware of pedestrians and parked cars entering the road

27.4km FEED STATION 

LOCHRANZA OUTDOOR CENTRE CARPARK

30km

Likely queueing traffic in road turning right towards ferry port.

42.27km ***EXTREME CAUTION – 17% descent ***

Fast descent which finishes with narrow corners and likelyhood of oncoming vehicles in the road.

50km FEED STATION 

MACHRIE TEAROOMS

56km

Enter Blackwaterfoot. Be aware of pedestrians on the road.

56.5km – 

Narrow Bridge – Give way. Oncoming traffic have priority.

58.3km

Sharp right turn. Be aware of fast moving traffic entering the road from the left.

64.47km ***EXTREME CAUTION*** – Marshal Point

Sliddery – Fast downhill with left hand turn. Apex has 3 drain covers. Middle of road has a large pot hole.

64.7km

Sliddery Bridge

Fast descent with sharp left turn prior to bridge.

65.6km – Marshal Point

Standard Distance Triathletes merging from left

72.3km ***EXTREME CAUTION – 20% descent *** – Marshal Point

Lagg Bridge – Fast descent which finishes with tight left / right chicane on 20% downhill gradient.

75.6km

Sharp right hand turn over narrow bridge at bottom of hill. Beware oncoming traffic in road.

81km

Whiting Bay – Be aware of pedestrians and parked cars entering the road

86km

Steep fast descent into Lamlash. Be aware of vehicles entering road from residential lanes.

87.7km – Marshal Point

Sharp right hand turn with narrow bridge at bottom of descent BEWARE OR RUNNERS

87.8km

Beware oncoming runners on pavement to your left.

88.2km – Marshall Point

Runners crossing road.

89km – END OF CYCLE

Transition.

Dismount prior to line and cross road to Transition. This crossing will be marshalled. Follow their instructions. failure to do so may result in a DQ.

CYCLE CUT OFF @ T2 – 6hrs 30mins

Transition 2

Listen carefully for instructions from Marshals

Taking care to look out for pedestrians, other athletes, marshals and oncoming vehicles dismount bike before Dismount Line which will be 5m prior to Transition entrance.

Once your bike is racked proceed to T2 exit. Turning right to begin run course.

Run

In transition there will be an aid station with water, gels and premixed powered drinks.

Exit transition and turn right running in a southerly direction.

The run course is on paths and rural roads that are frequently narrow in place with high hedgerows, thus poor visibility of oncoming traffic.

The use of earphones, ipods etc. is strictly forbidden and will result in an immediate DQ.

Advance notice signs will be in place for other road users. Wherever possible please run on the pavement side of the road facing oncoming traffic. There are a few exceptions to this.

The Middle distance will do two loops of the run course.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/617133526

arran marathon loop

0km

Head South along the beach towards to tennis courts.

0.3km

Bollards

0.33km

Turn right onto narrow path

0.85km

Turn right onto side road

1.1km

Cross main road onto pavement, turn left.

1.6km

Turn right on The Ross. Pavement ends. Rural Road Beware oncoming traffic

2km

Turn Right onto rural road

2.25km

Farm Yard – Beware of vehicles and animals

3.2km

Narrow Bridge – no barriers.

4.1km

At Junction cross road onto grass and turn left

4.2km

Feed Station

4.3km – 5km

Narrow pavement on main road. Beware of oncoming athletes.

5km – 9.2km

Narrow access rd with no pavement. Runners in both directions.

6.38km & 8.51km

Feed Station

9.2km – 10.65km 

Narrow pavement on main road. Beware of oncoming athletes.

10.65km

Continue to Lap 2 keep left

Finish Keep Right

Finish straight

Be aware of other athletes.

Athletes must have completed the run by 14:00 of they will not get a finishing time.

Upon completion of the event refreshments will be available. 

Please collect your kit bag from bag drop and tidy up your transition asap.

Prizes

Prize giving is scheduled for 13:00