British Middle Distance Triathlon Results 2014 - pdf BMDT 2014 Results (671 KB)

The 2014 British Middle Distance Triathlon Championships takes place this Sunday 17th August in Aberfeldy. Live Active Leisure’s successful bid to host the event as part of our  annual Highland Race Series was announced late last year and since then we have had over 600 entries from both individuals and teams. This means close to 750 competitors will take part this Sunday, a record for our Aberfeldy Middle Distance Triathlon.

Our middle distance event course has long been regarded as one of the most breath-taking on the Triathlon circuit. It starts with a 1900m swim in Loch Tay, with the first wave heat going off at 07:00. Entrants will then then tackle a 90Km cycle in the stunning Highland Perthshire countryside around Loch Rannoch before heading back to Aberfeldy. The third and final part of this triathlon is a 21Km Run on the quiet roads on the banks of the River Tay.   You will not find a more stunning tri course anywhere (we may be a teeny tiny bit biased but a large number of people agree with us!)

We have been hugely encouraged with the response to the event from the Triathlon Community particularly as it has attracted a number of high profile triathlon champions.  

These include:

  • Scott Neyedli, current Ironman Wales Champion
  • Fraser Cartmell former Ironman UK Champion and multiple international triathlon podium finisher
  • Graeme Stewart an international triathlete who recently completed Norseman, an extreme triathlon which has a reputation of being the toughest event on the circuit
  • Jennifer Stewart multiple international triathlon podium finisher
  • Catriona Morrison, 2010 World Duathlon Champion.

Our Events and Activities Manager Richard Pearson has been busy all year organising and planning this incredible event and he is delighted with the response.

“It has been a huge honour for us to host the Great British event this year.  As well as showing-casing our breath-taking route to a large number of athletes who have never competed with us before, the record number of participants has also brought additional economic gain to the tourism industry and wider business community.”

As always in the Highland Race Series, the support from the local community has resulted in a large numbers of volunteers eager to ensure the event’s success.  It never ceases to amaze us how much support we receive from the local Aberfeldy people. This year the event has required around 100 volunteer stewards and route safety marshals, and they have all come from the Community. It is a tremendous day full of community spirit and we are all looking forward to welcoming the biggest triathlon event that Highland Perthshire has ever held!

Registration opens at noon on Saturday 16th August and is held within the event village at Breadalbane Community Campus. Following registration athletes will enjoy a welcome pasta party and a briefing to prepare them for race day.

It is expected that the first triathletes will have completed the swim heat and started on the cycle course by 07:20 followed by the run course by 10:00. The first finishers are expected around 11:20.

British and Scottish age group Champions will be presented with their Medals from 3pm onwards at the presentation ceremony.

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Registration: 12:00-20:00  Bredalbane Community Campus

Swim- start: 06:45 -07:30  Taymouth Marina

Bike: 07:30: 13:30  Kenmore – Kinloch Rannoch - Aberfeldy

Run: 11:30-14:30 Aberfeldy - Strathtay

Transition 2: 10:00-14:30  Breadalbane Community Campus

Winner Finish  approx. 11:20  Breadalbane Community Campus

Presentation approx. 15:00  Breadalbane Community Campus