We are extremely sorry to inform you about the cancellation of our Traighathlon 2023 event.
The event has been cancelled for a number of reasons including; economic viability, a shortfall in staff and volunteer numbers and an overriding concern for event safety.
We wish to give ticket holders as much advance notice and we understand that you will be disappointed. We intend to hold the event in 2024 and will be taking active steps to ensure future events go ahead as planned.
We are well aware that many of our attendees and sponsors contributed financial payments towards our event. We are now working on issuing the appropriate refunds back to you as quickly as possible. We would be pleased to convert ticket purchases and event sponsorship to donations to the Leisure Centre, (which is a community owned Social Enterprise and a charitable organisation) should you wish to give your generous support in this way.
We were looking forward to your attendance in 2023 and hope to see you register for future events hosted by us. Once again, please accept our apologies for the unfortunate cancellation of the 2023 Traighathlon. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Thank you to all participants, staff and our volunteers for making the previous events memorable and great. We look forward to the return of the Traighathlon in 2024.
The Traighathlons explained:
Swim, ride and run against a backdrop of one of Scotland’s most iconic land and seascapes
Triaghathlon 2022 was a big success for Mallaig Pool & Leisure’s Road to the Isles Events Team. We are hoping to be back again for 2024 with our unique and challenging series of multiple distance triathlons based along the stunning Road to the Isles. This wild and rugged natural playground will not disappoint with both novice and experienced triathletes catered for!
Base camp is beautiful Traigh Beach, sandwiched between the coastal towns of Arisaig and Morar, with breath-taking views to the Small Isles of Rhum, Eigg & the Cuillins of Skye. Spectacular white beaches, dramatic shorelines and the changing colours of the Atlantic Ocean are set against a backdrop of brooding majestic mountains.
This amazing location, coupled with a great spectator friendly course, make the Traighathlon Series the ideal sports destination for the entire family. By hosting a series of multiple distance triathlons we hope to cater for the complete cross-section of competitors from first time triathletes through to national team athletes who really want to push boundaries!
The day will be split into three concurrent events of varying distances (please click on the highlighted ‘bike ride’ and ‘run’ links for route maps):
- The Try a Tri at Traigh (Super Sprint): This event is suitable for complete novices and first-timers and incorporates a 400m heated indoor swim, a 10km bike ride and a 2.5km run. The race is a 12noon start at Mallaig Pool & Leisure.
- The Sprint Traighathlon: This event is suitable for both beginners and experienced triathletes. The sprint incorporates a 750m open water swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. The race is at 11am start at Traigh Field.
- The Standard Traighathlon: This event is only suitable for experienced triathletes and incorporates a 1500m open water swim, a 40km bike ride (the route on the map is to be completed twice) and a 10km run. The race is a 10am start at Traigh Field.
The event can be completed by individuals or as relay teams where each team member completes a single discipline.
Our events are designed to financially support our local Leisure Centre, Mallaig Pool & Leisure, a registered Scottish Charity and Social Enterprise. The Centre was built by the community to provide all local children with the opportunity to learn to swim – vital for those living in a coastal area. It is the only Leisure Centre within 50-miles and a really important asset for healthy living when our climate often prevents outdoor leisure pursuits.
We thank you as ever for all your support for which we have been overwhelmed. After a difficult time for the sports industry, we’re coming back stronger and healthier, and looking forward to hosting you all here on Saturday 10th September 2022. Thank you so much for your support. Sign up, tell your friends, bring your family and we look forward to seeing you in 2022. And look out for more details across our Social Media sites.
Be active – Stay active; Keep well – Keep happy
We’ll see you back soon
With warm regards,
RTTI Events Team
Traighathlon Series 2019
2019 Results can be found here
Traighathlon Series 2018
A massive thank you to all participants, sponsors, helpers and marshals who combined to make our Traighathlon such a huge success! Despite the wild weather, the feedback from the event has been really positive!