Race Results are HERE
Well done to all who helped and took part for a great day.
ONLINE ENTRIES FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED. WE WILL BE ACCEPTING ENTRIES AT REGISTRATION AND UP TO HALF AN HOUR BEFORE THE RACE START. IF YOU HAVE ANY ENQUIRIES ABOUT THIS EVENT PLEASE CONTACT FRAZER ON 07867977616. FOR ALL OTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL [email protected], OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE ON MONDAY
This event has become iconic to No Fuss and to many is classed as the UK’s toughest triathlon. The challenge is a 1900m sea loch swim, 90km mountain bike and 21km hill run to the summit of Ben Nevis and back.
Please read this information carefully, ensure you arrive in good time and register promptly.
The information is subject to change by the organisers at any point. It is the responsibility of
the competitors to heed announcements made at registration and in particular at the race
Friday 14th September
1800-2100 Registration and buffet at the No Fuss Saddlespan Tent at
Lochaber Leisure Centre (If any competitors wish to bring friends
and or family to buffet please could you let us know)
1800-2000 Pre-race meal
2000-2030 Race briefing
Saturday 15th September
0530 Transition 1 and 2open.
0630 Swim Start. After swim, bags will be transported to transition 2.
NB It is each individual responsibility to ensure that all contents
are in the bag.
1700 –1730 (approx.) - Last competitor finish
8pm (approx.) - Prize giving at Saddlespan Tent
The race is run under Triathlon Scotland rules. It is the responsibility of all competitors to obey
the rules, observe the Highway Code and be courteous and considerate to any members of
the public encountered during the race.
No Fuss marshals are for protection not direction. It is all competitors responsibility to
learn transition layouts and routes.
Fort William is located on the A82 approximately
100 miles north of Glasgow.
From the South
As you enter Fort William from the South, follow the
bypass to the roundabout at the end, go straight
through towards Macdonalds. Before the next
roundabout, if you look on your left you will see a
large grassy area with ruins called The Old Fort.
This is where the race starts and this is transition 1.
From the North
Drive towards the town centre but pass the turn to centre, just past the Belford Hospital on
your left to the roundabout at the start of the bypass. Take the second left and you will pass
The Old Fort on your left where the race starts.
There will be designated parking.
These Triathlons takes place in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland and Fort William
town will hopefully provide you with everything and more that you will need for your stay.
If we can assist please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you do not register by 2100hrs on Friday 14th, we will assume you will not be coming. If you
are unable to make the briefing please can you inform us and we can make arrangements to
get your race pack to you in the morning.
At registration you will be given a race pack which will comprise of 2 race numbers- one for
bike, one for running kit- this must be visible in its entirety, not cut down or folded numbers
(race belts allowed), cable ties, pins, swim cap, and your timing chip (dibber), and transition bags.
Competitors must wear full wetsuit for the swim.
It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure their bike is road worthy and their helmet undamaged.
Safety and First Aid
First aid will be provided at transition areas and out on the course. Rescue Medics will be
providing cover at the transition and will have trained First aiders out on the bike course.
1900m/1.2miles Swim First Lap must be completed in 45 mins for BBNT
The swim will be a beach start. The course will be 2laps (1 Lap for the Half Big Ben Nevis
triathlon), at the completion of your swim you will exit the water where you entered. The
course may change due to weather conditions and sea state. There will be buoys marking the
route and larger buoys marking the turn points. Canoes and two safety boats will be on hand
for any swimmer experiencing difficulties. If any swimmer does experience difficulties, they
should turn on their back and raise their hand.
Medical assistance will be available on shore.
Wetsuits will be compulsory.
On leaving the water, competitors will pass the timing station to record times and then follow a
carpeted path to transition.
Please note that the generous cut off time of 45 mins to complete first lap will be strictly
adhered to. Anyone outwith this time will be moved on to the bike section.
IMPORTANT: The sea state will be closely monitored. In the event of heavy wind, waves or
poor visibility, the swim will be cancelled, the race then becoming a duathlon.
Swim Route click Here
Bike 90km/56miles 3rd lap must be complete by 1.30pm after this competitors will be
put onto the run.
The route is mainly off road with only one short technical section at the top of Glen Nevis
before you head back down the road; please walk this if you are not confident. Also there is a
difficult ascent followed by a steep winding and very fast decent, please make sure your
brakes are working well, not a good spot to have brake failures! In previous years we found
that some of the bikes were so heavy and fairly prehistoric that they became a real hindrance
to some. Try and have as light a mountain bike as you can, beg borrow or steal and make
sure its in good working order, the course is very arduous and you need as much going for
you as you can!
Cyclists are not to mount their bikes until clear of transition area and must secure their helmet
before unracking their bike and after they have racked their bike at end or cycle. (We have
improved racking for bikes this year!) Cyclists must wear helmets that comply with recognised
standards (ANSI orBSI).
Cyclists must obey the Highway Code at all times and follow all directions given by race
marshals and police. The roads, paths and forestry tracks will be open to traffic and foot
traffic, so PLEASE be aware of cars, walkers and animals.
We will have marshals placed at most junctions and areas of risk. We will try to make the
markings as obvious as possible but try to keep an eye on where you are. Competitors must
be vigilant and aware of other track and road users.
You may be required to stop at Nevis Bridge roundabout at the end of Glen Nevis, depending
You must still ride with due respect for the Highway Code. Dangerous riding will result
Cycle route first lap click HERE
Cycle route laps 2,3 and 4 click HERE
Runners will be required to carry with them, full waterproof bodycover
(pertex or similar),trail or fell running shoes, whistle, hat and gloves in a bum bag or small rucksack
and mobile phone. We would advise you to also carry sufficient food in whatever form, as
we are limited as to how much food we can get carried up the Ben.
The water in the burns is generally safe to drink.
Ben Nevis can be a dangerous place as well as a place of incredible beauty, so we ask that
competitors stay on the tourist path to conserve the terrain and to keep things as safe as
possible. We can only mark the lower parts of the path, but from half way we will run a
buddy system where local runners are volunteering to run/walk with competitors to the
summit and back to half way. Please use this if you are unsure of where to go or feel you
need some moral support as you will surely be either reaching your limit or have passed it
quite some time ago. There will obviously be a limited number of buddy runners some of
which are willing to do a few trips to the top, others may only manage one. So please only
use them if you need them.
When competitors reach the summit, they will they must report to the summit marshal and
return down the mountain by the same route.
We will be closely monitoring the weather on Ben Nevis with Lochaber Mountain
Rescue Team. In the event of the weather becoming too severe, we will change the
run turnaround to half way.
NB. Runners must be at half way by 1530
Run route click HERE
Showers and Post Race Refreshments
Superb hot showers and changing facilities will be available at Lochaber Leisure Centre
next to the bike/run transition 2 at King George’s Park.
Refreshments and massage will be available for competitors after the race.
Results and Prizegiving
Results will be posted on www.nofussevents.co.uk as soon as possible after the race.
Prizegiving will take place in the Saddlespan at 2000. You are all winners!
Party and a Few Beers - Saddlespan
This is a list of entries for this event. If you think you should be here and you are not then let us know.
triathlonscotland race licence holder1) Kate Cheesewright - Kate Cheesewright
2) MountainGirl - Laura Kerr
3) www.helpforkatie.com - Christopher Dean
4) Tom Petty Sports Foundation - John Bannister
5) Glasgow Triathlon Club - sean webster
6) Trumpf Medical Systems - Peter Schumann
7) Crash n Learn - Andrew Meiklejohn
8) Team Me :-) - Barry Myles
9) Glasgow Triathlon Club - Sean Webster
10) burnit fitness - gordon wright
11) Quickfit - Paul Quick
12) Galen Will - Galen Will
13) teesdale tri - olly graham
14) Team Geordie Mullet - Gareth Ellis
15) Brucey - Alan Bruce
16) Vlakvark - Jan Georg van Rooyen
17) Thats a big hill!! - Ross Neil
18) Hamsterley MTB Racing / Bicycle Smithy - Dan Small
19) Manchester Triathlon Club - Rob King
20) StillGame - Brian Kerr
21) Stand Free - barry middleton
22) Simples - Alan Semple
non race licence holders23) Spanish fly - Vanschoonbeek Stijn
24) Team Pedro - Jonathan Young
25) John Rennie - John Rennie
26) Southern softies - Dan Flynn
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Definitions “Conditions” means these terms and conditions of entry for the Event. “Entry Form” means the website pages which must be completed in order to participate in the Event. ”Event” means the event named on the Entry Form. “Event Organiser” means No Fuss Events, a company registered in Scotland. “Fee” means the price of entry into the Event as set out in the Entry Form. “Participant” means the person named on the Entry Form who will be participating in the Event.
Acceptance of Conditions: These Conditions shall apply in place of and prevail over any terms or conditions (whether or not in conflict or inconsistent with these Conditions) contained or referred to in any documentation submitted by the Participant or in correspondence or elsewhere or implied by trade custom, practice or course of dealing. A variation of these Conditions is only valid if the Event Organiser (No Fuss) gives notice to the Participant in writing in any official Event material or correspondence prior to the Event (including via email), The Participant shall be deemed to have accepted these Conditions upon completion of the Entry Form.
Participation 2.1 The Participant acknowledges that participation in the Event is physically strenuous. It is acknowledged that participation in the Event will be physically demanding and the Participant is aware of the nature of the Event and associated medical and physical risks involved.
2.2 The Participant agrees that he/she is physically capable of competing in the Event and agrees to be solely responsible for his/her actions and the Event Organiser, its officers, employees, agents, affiliates, associated companies, sponsors or medical advisers are not responsible for any injury or illness that the Participant may suffer as a result of his/her participation in the Event. The Participant accepts that should any medical or physical condition arise prior to the Event which is likely to affect his/her ability to participate, the Participant will withdraw in accordance with these Conditions.
2.3 The Participant agrees to abide by all applicable event rules and regulation. The Participant shall not be entitled to a refund of the Fees if he or she is disqualified from the Event as a result of an infringement of these Conditions or any such rules and regulations. The Event Organiser is also entitled to impose Event rules upon the Participant from time to time which will form part of these Conditions. The relevant rules and regulations may be obtained from the NO Fuss website www.nofussevents.co.uk under event specific rules.
2.4 The Participant must present for registration process at the times and on the day as instructed in the Event Information which will be issued by the Event Organiser before the Event.
2.5 It is the Participant’s responsibility to provide and use necessary equipment which complies with rules and event regulations.
2.6 The Event Organiser may introduce cut off times as they see fit as part of the Event rules, being limits on the time taken to complete sections of the Event (as initiated by the Event Organiser at its discretion) to ensure the safe and proper running of the Event. Subsequently, participants may be instructed to withdraw from the event in accordance with imposed cut off times.
2.7 The Event Organiser reserves the right at any time to remove Participants from the Event or prevent Participants participating in the Event if in the Event Organiser’s sole discretion, it considers such action necessary for safety reasons or the proper enjoyment of the Event by other Participants or for any other reasonable reason. No refund of the Fee shall be made if the Participant has acted negligently, maliciously, with wilful misconduct or otherwise without due care and attention for the Event or other participants, so as to cause his/her removal.
2.8 While the Event Organiser takes every care with the staging of the Event, the Participant acknowledges that personal accident and personal items insurance is his or her sole responsibility.
2.9 The minimum age of entry for events is 16 years old at the 31st December of the Event year. Participants who are under 16 years old on the 31st December of the Event year may race in specific events if identified in the events specific rules.
2.10 All decisions and rulings by the Event Organiser, its employees and its agents are considered final. Accordingly, the Participant will comply with all Event rules and all instructions and guidelines given by stewards, marshals, and safety personnel. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Event Organiser will organise and run the Event and will have sole authority and be the final arbiter on all decisions relating to the safety, running and organisation of the Event, the rules of the Event, the timings/finish times and the placing.
2.11 These Conditions are personal to the Participant and it may not assign any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Event Organiser. The Participant represents and warrants that the Entry is purchased for personal use only, that it cannot be donated free of charge or otherwise given away for free, and that it is not purchased as part of any form of business or commercial activity (save as expressly authorised by the Event Organiser), and in particular, that the Entry may not be resold or offered for resale by anyone whether at a premium or otherwise and may not be used for advertising, promotion use as a prize (including in competitions and sweepstakes), travel packages, or for any other trade purposes. Donation, give away, resale or attempted resale is grounds for seizure or cancellation without refund or other compensation.
2.12 The Participant acknowledges and accepts that circumstances concerning an Event may change from time to time for reasons out of the Event Organiser’s reasonable control or otherwise, without the Event Organiser incurring any liability and without any rights to withdrawal being accrued by the Participant other than set out in clause 4 below. By way of example, and for illustration purposes only, car parking arrangements and issues with hotels, may arise/change but such changes/issues will not allow the Participant to withdraw and nor will the Event Organiser be deemed liable except as otherwise set out herein.
Bookings and Payments 3.1 In consideration for being granted the right to participate, the Participant must pay the Fee by no later than the closing date set out on the Entry Form.
3.2 The Participant shall either (a) complete the Entry Form online and submit it together with payment of the Fee online in accordance with the Event Organisers’ website or (b) complete the Entry Form by hand and fill in the appropriate card details and send it by post. 3.3 The Participant shall not be eligible or entitled to participate in the Event until full payment of the Fee has been received by the Event Organiser. No payment shall be deemed to have been received until the Event Organiser has received cleared funds.
Withdrawal, Cancellations or Alterations 4.1 The Event Organiser operates a 7 day cooling off period. Accordingly, the Participant is entitled to cancel his/her application to participate provided the Event Organiser receives written notice of cancellation within 7 days of payment of the Fee (payment being deemed made for the purposes of this clause 4.1 by clicking on the make payment link on the Protx Secure Payment webpage or receipt of the Entry Form sent by post in accordance with clause 3.1 above). During this 7 day period the Participant is able to cancel its entry and receive a full refund of the Fee by emailing [email protected] or writing to the Event Organiser, No Fuss Events, Tigh Mo Mhiann, Croft 48, Banavie, Inverness shire PH33 7PB. The notice must be received by the end of the 7 day cooling off period.
4.2 The Event Organiser reserves the right to change the date of the Event. In the event of such change of date of the Event, and the Participant is unable to attend on the revised date, he/she has three weeks to inform the Event Organiser in writing from when the change in date is announced to receive a refund of their Entry Fee.
4.3 The Participant acknowledges that participant places are limited and payment of the Fee and reservation of the place has an affect on logistics and the subscription for the Event. Accordingly, subject to clauses 4.1 and 4.2 above, the Participant may only withdraw from the Event at any time, subject to the following:
4.3.1 If the Participant withdraws from the Event 90 days or more before the Event he/she will receive no refund but upon request the Event Organiser will provide the Participant with a place free of charge in the same Event the following year, provided such event takes place.
4.3.2 If a Participant pulls out of the Event between 89 days and 8 days before the Event he/she will receive no refund from the Event Organiser but upon request the Event Organiser will reserve the Participant’s entry for the Event which it proposes to run the following year subject to the Participant completing an entry form and paying the applicable entry fee for such event within the stipulated time limits for such event.
4.3.3 If the Participant pulls out of the Event with 7 days or less of the Event or if the Participant fails to register for the Event he/she will receive no refund or reserved entry for any future race or event.
4.4 No Participant shall be entitled to change the race category further to submitting the Entry Form.
4.5 Notice of withdrawal from the Event must be communicated by withdrawing through the online admin service on the event website or by writing to the Event Organiser, No Fuss Events, Tigh Mo Mhiann, Croft 48, Banavie Withdrawals WILL NOT be accepted by telephone. Date of receipt of notice will dictate whether or not a free or guaranteed place is offered for the following year in accordance with this clause 4.
4.6 Should places in any category for the Event be oversubscribed, the Event Organiser reserves the right to either offer the Participant a place in a suitable alternative category for such Event or withdraw the offer of a place.
4.7 In the event the Event Organiser withdraws the offer of a place to the Participant in the Event for any reason at any time it will provide the Participant with a full refund of the Fee, with no further liability whatsoever arising from such withdrawal. Notwithstanding this clause 4.7 no refund shall be made where otherwise set out herein (including for the avoidance of doubt clauses 2.3, 2.8 and 2.14).
4.8 The Event Organiser reserves the right to amend the Event format or cancel the Event due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control. In the event of the Event being cancelled it shall provide the Participant with a full refund with no further liability whatsoever arising from such cancellation, if the event is changed to another format the Participant will not be entitled to any refund and there shall be no further liability whatsoever arising from such change of format
4.9 The withdrawal policy set out in this clause 4 does not apply to Charity Pledge Place Participants whose places are the property of the charity.
Event Organiser Responsibilities/Liability 5.1 Notwithstanding anything in these Conditions the Event Organiser shall not be liable to the Participant for any liability in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any loss of business, revenue or profits, anticipated savings or wasted expenditure, loss or damage of or to personal equipment belonging to the Participant or any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (notwithstanding that such loss was within the contemplation of the parties at the date of submitting the Entry Form) arising out of the Participant taking part in the Event or any other matter arising under these Conditions nor for an aggregate amount greater than the Fee paid by the Participant. Without limiting the foregoing, the Event Organiser will not be liable for any actions of any spectators or other third parties unless otherwise set out herein.
5.2 Accordingly the Participant hereby expressly and irrevocably renounces, for him/herself, heirs and successors in title the right to any recourse or claims whatsoever against the Event Organiser, its officers, employees, suppliers and/or sponsors and/or persons for whom it is answerable (“Associated Parties”) as a result of any kind of physical, mental or other loss or damage of whatsoever nature (including any loss of earnings, profits, or pain and suffering) suffered by the Participant, directly or indirectly, or by his/her family or by any dependents and caused by an event in any way relating to the Participant’s participation in Event, and the Participant hereby undertakes, for him/herself, heirs and successors in title to indemnify and hold harmless the Event Organiser, and the Associated Parties for any costs and/or amount which they or any of them may be required to pay as a result of any recourse or claim aforesaid by whomsoever made. The Participant also agrees to indemnify the Event Organiser and the Associated Parties for any claim, actions, liabilities or losses resulting from any breach of the Participant’s declarations above and/or the Participant’s negligent acts or omissions and/or wilful misconduct.
5.3 Nothing in these Conditions shall exclude or limit the liability of the Event Organiser: 5.3.1 for death or personal injury caused by the Event Organiser’s negligence;
5.3.2 for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
5.3.3 for any matter which it would be illegal for the Event Organiser to exclude or attempt to exclude liability.
5.4 This clause 5 shall be read and construed and shall have effect subject to any limitation imposed by any applicable law.
Publicity and Results 6.1 The Participant irrevocably consents to:
6.1.1 his/her appearance in the Event being filmed, recorded, incorporated and exploited in whole or in part in any television programme, film, video or broadcast of whatever nature by all means and in all media and formats now or invented after the date of these Conditions; and
6.1.2 the use and reproduction of the Participant’s name, likeness, appearance and photographs, films and recordings by all means and in all media for the purpose of advertising, publicity and otherwise in relation to the exploitation of the Event (and future events) and/or the promotion of the Event (and future events) and the commercial rights relating to the Event (and future events) provided that such use does not imply direct endorsement by the Participant of any official sponsor or supplier of the Event.
6.2 Any film, photographs (by camera or mobile phone), or any other recording of moving or still picture, and all intellectual property in connection therewith (including but not limited to copyright) shall remain the property of the Event Organiser, and where such intellectual property does not automatically vest in the Event Organiser, these Conditions shall constitute a legally binding assignment thereof and/or the Participant shall sign all reasonable documentation required to give affect thereto. Accordingly any such recording shall not be used other than for private use without the Event Organiser’s prior written consent.
6.3 The Event Organiser will use best endeavours to provide an Event finish time for the Participant however it cannot be held responsible for any computer result anomalies or any technical malfunctions.
General 7.1 These Conditions (and the documents referred to in them) constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties and supersede any previous agreement between the parties relating to the Event. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that in submitting the Entry Form (and the documents referred to in it) it does not rely on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, warranty, understanding, promise or assurance (whether negligently or innocently made) of any person (whether party to these Conditions or not) other than as expressly set out in these Conditions.
7.2 Nothing in these Conditions shall constitute or be deemed to constitute a partnership between the parties hereto or constitute or be deemed to constitute either party as agent of the other for any purpose whatsoever and neither party shall have authority or power to bind the other or to contract in the name of the other in any way or for any purpose.
7.3 No waiver by either party of a breach or a default hereunder shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both parties and any such waiver shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach or default of the same or similar nature.
7.4 To the extent permitted by law all provisions of these Conditions shall be severable and no provision shall be affected by the invalidity or unenforceability of any other provision with the remaining provisions if necessary, being so amended as shall be necessary to give effect to the spirit of these Conditions so far as possible.
7.5 These Conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Scotland and any dispute arising hereunder shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts.