08-02-2017

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Hi Everyone,

Well, with January over it's time to look forward to some of the year's big goals and for all of us here in Highland Perthshire and Strathearn that means fixing the dates for the annual Highland Race Series.  We started with multi-discipline sports almost 30 years ago in Perthshire and since then Live Active Leisure has grown this appetite for a challenge into a series of fantastic events.  We are now extremely fortunate to hold some of the UK’s best and most well-run events and with the addition of kids Aquathlons in both Aberfeldy and Crieff there is now an event to suit everyone.

From 8 to 80, newcomers to experienced athletes, we're saying book in now and start your 2017 sporting challenge! If you're not quite ready for participating then why not join up as a volunteer? We'd love to see you there in any and all capacities - as they say, the more the merrier!

Tracey (Operations Manager)


This year, LAL will offer the following events throughout the year giving everyone the opportunity to join in and feel that glowing sense of achievement.

  • 13th May - Junior Aquathlon (ages 8 - 16) - Breadalbane Community Campus. BOOK NOW>>>
  • 14th May - Aberfeldy Sprint Triathlon - Individual and team entries welcome. BOOK NOW. >>>
  • 24th June - Junior Aquathlon (ages 8 - 16) - Strathearn Community Campus. BOOK NOW. >>>
  • 17th September - Pitlochry 10k and 5k BOOK NOW. >>>

The popularity of the Perthshire events is undoubtedly down to the fantastic atmosphere which has built up around them.  With over 100 local volunteers joining members of the organising committee, there is a true community spirit and participants from near and far are welcomed in to take part in these award-winning races.

You don’t need to be a seasoned athlete to join in; many of the now regular participants started their tri-journey at Aberfeldy and find the well-organised, close-knit community a real motivator when it comes to pushing on and reaching that finish line.  Why not start with the 10K? Or pull together a team and enter a relay during the Aberfeldy sprint.  This allows strong swimmers to put in the distance in the pool and all the cyclists out there to get on their bikes and pedal to success!   

We can offer guidance and advice during your training period and we urge you to check back on Monday 13th for our top tips designed to help you achieve your best.  

Of course, sometimes you have questions that you can’t find an obvious answer to and if this is the case then you can email the Live Active Leisure Virtual Surgery. You don’t need to be an LAL customer to take part; we’ll be happy to answer all of your triathlon related queries.  From when to train to which event is for you, you can ask us anything at all; drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and check the blog at www.liveactive.co.uk on Friday 17th February for answers and tips. 

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