Welcome:

We are delighted to announce the 3rd running of The Aberfeldy Junior and Youth Aquathlon which will take place Saturday 13th May 2017. This is the day before the ever popular Abefeldy Sprint Triathlon which really does make it a great excuse for an active weekend away in Highland Perthshire  

About the event:

  • What do I need to take part? You will need swimming costume/trunks or Tri-suit, swimming goggles are recommended, trainers, shorts & T-shirt (if you want to change in transition)
  • Race Distances and age groups will be:

Category

Age Group

Swim (m)

Laps

Run (m)

Tristars Start

8

50

2

600

Tristars 1

9-10

150

6

1500

Tristars 2

11-12

250

10

2000

Tristars 3

13-14

400

16

3000

Youth

15-16

400

16

3000

Please note that age categories are based on your age on 31 December each year. For example, if you are age 8 on race day, but will be age 9 by 31 December, you will be in the age 9-10 category.

Event Charges:

  • Early Bird charges until 31st March:   £12.00 BTF/TS member  £15.00 non-member 
  • From 1st April - 11th May:                £15:00 BTF/TS member  £17.00 non-member 

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Facilities:

The event centre is based at Breadalbane Community Campus which provides the additional support facilities required.

There are plenty of shower and changing facilities with storage lockers. These will be clearly signed for Aquathlon and include communal pool changing and male & female dry side changing rooms. You will need £1 for the lockers which is returnable.

Breadalbane Community Campus has a café which sells a variety of hot and cold snacks such as panini’s, toasties, sandwiches and home baking.

There is car parking at the campus with entry from the Crieff road only, the over flow car park access is from the Alma Avenue entrance and beside the grass pitch and tennis courts, the second overflow carpark is at the Birks on the Crieff road. Additional car park space can be found at the Town Hall on Crieff Road, 200m from the event centre.

Medical Cover:

There will be a robust medical plan in operation with plenty of mpedical provision throughout the event with First Aiders and a Doctor/Paramedic on site at all times.

Event Schedule:

The table below is a guide to the timings for the Aquathlon and will be confirmed after entries close.

Wave No

Age

Category

Gender

Swim

Run

Registration Times

Briefing Times

Estimated Start Time

Estimate  Finish Times

1

Age 8

Tristars Start

Boys & Girls

50m

600m

11.00-12.30

12.40

13:00

13:10

2

Age 9-10

Tristars 1

Boys

150m

1500m

11.00-12.30

12.40

13:15

13:25

3

Age 9-10

Tristars 1

Girls

150m

1500m

11.00-12.30

12.40

13:30

13:40

4

Age 11-12

Tristars 2

Boys

250m

2000m

11.00-12.30

12.40

13:45

14:05

5

Age 11-12

Tristars 2

Girls

250m

2000m

11.00-12.30

12.40

14:10

14:25

6

Age 13-14

Tristars 3

Boys

400m

3000m

13.00-13.50

14.00

14:40

14:50

7

Age 13-14

Tristars 3

Girls

400m

3000m

13.00-13.50

14.00

14:55

15:15

8

Age 15-16

Youth

Boys & Girls

400m

3000m

13.00-13.50

14.00

15:30

16:00

 

Registration:

There will be 2 registration times 11.00 to 12.15 age 8-12 and 13.00-13.50 age 13-16

Race Briefing:

There will be 2 race briefing times. 12.30 for age 8-12 years and 14.00 for 13-16 year olds.

All participants must attend a briefing which will be held in the assembly hall at Breadalbane Community Campus. We welcome parents to be present at the briefing.

Swim:

The swim is a 50m (2 lengths Age 8), 150m (6 lengths age 9-10), 250m (10 lengths age 11-12), 400m (16 Lengths age 13-16) pool swim.
There will be 5 lanes, 5 athletes per lane in each heat. There will be a maximum of 8 heats.

Athletes will be placed in heats according to their age group, younger heats going off first. You will be set off at 5 second intervals according to your allocated swim hat colour. You must not overtake slower swimmers within your lane. If you are faster than the swimmer in front of you, touch their feet and the slower swimmer must allow you to overtake at the turn.  A lap counter will indicate 2 lengths to go by “tapping” your head or feet if you use tumble turns, with a swim float. Do not argue with the lap counter, you have swum your distance when they tell you.

Transition:

Transition is down in a section of the campus car park. There will be bike racks set out for the sprint Triathlon the following day. Each competitor will be given a race number and will put their running kit by the rack which has the same number. After the swim the participants will run out the campus through the playground and into transition where they will put on trainers and any other kit they have.

Run:

All run routes to be confirmed.

Age Category awards:

The presentation will take place in Breadalbane Community Campus and an estimated time for this will be published once we confirm the number of heats. 

1st,2nd & 3rd Boy Tristars Start 1st,2nd & 3rd Girl Tristars Start 1st,2nd & 3rd Boy Tristars 1 1st,2nd & 3rd Girl Tristars 1 1st,2nd & 3rd Boy Tristars 2 1st,2nd & 3rd Girl Tristars 2 1st,2nd & 3rd Boy Tristars 3 1st,2nd & 3rd Girl Tristars 3 1st,2nd & 3rd Boy Youth 1st,2nd & 3rd Girl Youth

Extra info on Aberfeldy and surrounding area's 

https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/aberfeldy-p242061


A massive well done to all who participated in the 2016  Aberfeldy Sprint Triathlon and the Junior Aquathlon.  The results are as follows: 

pdf Junior Aquathlon (68 KB)

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