The Wee Triathlon is a pool-based triathlon involving a 400m swim, a 10-mile bike ride on a mixture of tar, forest track and footpath in Glen Nevis and a 3-mile cross country run on varied terrain similar to the bike route.
The wee triathlon is a perfect and very doable triathlon! The Wee Triathlon is aimed at beginners along with those of you who are looking for something to keep you motivated and fit over the winter. The Wee Triathlon has been put together in a way that it has only one quick transition, the one between the bike and run, so is even more suited to those just starting out on their multi-sport journey as you get a rest between your swim and cycle! (How good is that? You don't need to worry about that quick change from swim to bike)
Our aim is to encourage everyone to experience the wonderful world of triathlon and make it fun and rewarding for all participants. We have been running The Wee Triathlon for 15 years, it really is a favourite with experienced triathletes and with those new to multi sport it really is the ideal triathlon for the terrified first-timer who wants to join the multi-sport family. Please remember that although the thought of it may be terrifying, a triathlon needn't be! If this is going to be your first triathlon, we think you will love this format, we are sure this is the best one to ease you into the world of multi-sport events.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Outdoor Capital of the UK for this No Fuss Event, The WEE Triathlon 2020
The event is based from Lochaber Leisure Centre in Fort William - for Sat nav the Post Code is PH33 6BU
Please do NOT park in the Leisure Centre Carpark !!
400m pool swim - Swim starts 0830 . The swim will be on a first come first start basis .
You will use your timing chip to start and stop your swim time. The transition from swim to bike will NOT be timed!
Off Road Cycle
After you have changed into bike clothing make your way to the Old Nevis Bridge .
The bike section will be open from 1000 , you will use your timing chip to start your bike time.
The bike section is approximately 10 mile of both on and off road cycling. The route is on fire road and tarred road. Mountain, hybrid and cyclocross bikes are suitable. There is no technical riding.
You will finish your bike section entering transition, this 2nd transition will be timed.
3 mile road/trail run. You will start your run immediately after you have racked your bike in transition.
Transition Opens 0700
Registration Open from 0730
Pool Open from 0800
Swim Starts 0830
Cycle leg starts 1000 onwards.
Last finisher approximately 1330
Prize giving in transition area 1400
Prize giving will be held as soon as possible after last finisher.
The pool based swim at Lochaber Leisure Centre, the pool is 25m long and participants are required to swim 16 lengths. The way the swim works is that there will be 12 swimmers in the pool at any one time (that's two per lane). YouÂ dib in at the start of the swim and dib at the end of your swim. (Dib is a term used for the timing chips whichÂ will record your times.) The swim runs from 0830 and lanes are allocated as they become available thus alleviating the race nerves, once you are finished your swim the clock is stopped until you start your cycle leg.
Set in Glen Nevis the route takes you up Glen Nevis following the main road, the road climbs slowly and gently at first, as you climb further into the Glen you will be treated to fantastic scenery, some short steep climbs and some amazing descents and swooping corners. When you reach the turning point at Achriabhach you will turn onto a forestry road (the road has a reasonable surface suitable for mountain bike, hybrid or cyclo cross bike) after an initial climb you will descend down the glen towards Braveheart Car Park where you will turn left onto a graded footpath which will take you back to the transition area via the local landmark the Saltire Rock. (Short sharp climb)
Remember that the transition from bike to run is timed, therefore have your stuff ready and in a place where you know to collect it. The run itself takes you back into Glen Nevis, you follow the road up the Glen to Braveheart Car park, where you will join the bike route and do a wee loop in the forest before heading back to transition via the Saltire rock for the second time. Sounds easy? Its a three mile run on road and trail with a nice wee climb thrown in for good measure.
This is a list of entries for this event. If you think you should be here and you are not then let us know.
Solo1) Dunoon Hill Runners - Maxine Morley-Trapnell
2) Suzanne Hackett - Suzanne Hackett
3) Angela Torrance - Angela Torrance
4) Jessica Maxwell - Jessica Maxwell
5) Nicola - Nicola Stewart
6) Hannah Brown - Hannah Brown
7) Fletcher - Aileen Fletcher
8) Lorna - Lorna Craddock
9) More luck than judgement - Karen MsDonald
10) ShivCat - Siobhan Argyle
11) ShivCat - Catriona MacGregor
12) Go for it! - Lisa Mitchell-Harding
13) Ruth - Ruth Edmonds
14) Elaine Graham - Elaine Graham
15) What Have I Done! - Lynne Spence
16) Kate - Kate Falconer
17) Valerie Webb - Valerie Webb
18) Wee webby - Susan Webster
19) Morag Brown - Morag Brown
20) ballet - Barbara Dunlop
21) Marisa - Marisa Bruce
22) Deborah Ferns - Deborah Ferns
23) - Jacqueline Maclean
24) maggie croft - Maggie croft
25) Georgia Henderson - Georgia Henderson
26) Rosebots - Lorraine Izzett
27) Mhairi cumming - Mhairi Cumming
28) Leigh Young - Leigh Young
29) Tri Harder - Ros Campbell
30) Jackie - Jackie McGuire
31) MaggieM - Maggie Magor
32) Me Myself and Tri - Caishlan Sweeney
33) Emma - Emma Young
34) JC - Judith Cowie
35) Ali Morris - Alison Morris
36) Emma Garden - Emma Garden
37) Swim like a Seal, Run like a Fluffy. - Sian McCallum
38) Al Rog - Alison Carre
39) Morag Sutherland - Morag Sutherland
40) Cathy Lee - Cathy Lee
41) Dunoon Hill Runners - Ross Morley-Trapnell
42) Ross - Ross Stewart
43) Jamie Maxwell - Jamie Maxwell
44) Moore - Andrew Moore
45) Paul Tri Anything - Paul Traynor
46) MBL - Scott Mc Diarmid
47) More luck than judgement - Steven McDonald
48) Brian Morren - Brian Morren
49) Mark Stewart - Mark Stewart
50) Gordie - Hugh McKechnie
51) #builtbymackintosh - Ann France
52) Steve MH - Stephen Mitchell-Harding
53) David Marsh - David Marsh
54) Skip along - Gavin Skipper
55) Alan Ferns - Alan Ferns
56) Ross - Ross Young
57) HiddenLines - Iain Nicolson
58) GC - Graham Calder
59) Tarras - David Willis
60) Swim like a Seal, Run like a Fluffy. - Peter Willson
61) Fearghas Lafferty - Fearghas Lafferty
Please retains these terms and conditions for future reference.
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. â€?Eventâ€? means the event named on the Entry Form. Event Organiser means No Fuss Events, a company registered in Scotland. â€œFeeâ€? 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 Participantâ€™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 Organiserâ€™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 Organiserâ€™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 Organisersâ€™ website.
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 via the website or writing to the Event Organiser, No Fuss Events, 20 Hillview Drive, Corpach, Inverness shire, PH33 7LS. 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 a refund minus a Â£5 admin charge or 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 a partial refund 50%Â fromÂ Event Organiser or upon request the Event Organiser will reserve the Participantâ€™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 (50%) 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, 20 Hillview Drive Corpach,Â Inverness Shire. 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 partial 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 (â€œAssociated Partiesâ€?) 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 Participantâ€™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 Participantâ€™s declarations above and/or the Participantâ€™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 Organiserâ€™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 Participantâ€™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 Organiserâ€™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.