2017 Race Information

Thanks to MacQueen Bros. Removals and Storage for their continued support

MacQueen Bros. Mid Argyll Triathlon

Sunday 24th September 2017

Mid Argyll Swimming Pool

The organisers would like to thank MacQueen Brothers, Midton Acrylics, Riverside Garage, Mid Argyll Community Pool and Crinan Cycles for their support and sponsorship, as well as all the volunteers / marshals who help on the day.


09.00 – 10.30 Registration & Body Marking and Bike racking

10.30 Sprint & Team race briefing

10.50 Triathlon starts (8 heats)

14:30+ Prize-giving


Mid Argyll Swimming Pool is located in Lochgilphead on the A82 Oban Road. There is no parking near the pool but ample free parking in the town.  Toilets and changing facilities are available in the swimming pool from 09.00am.


Registration opens 09.00am at the swimming pool.  Competitors will be issued with a timing chip and race number to be pinned to the front of your top, race belts are permitted but all competitors must wear a top or tri-suit during the cycle/run).

Event details such as, heat lists, route maps and competitor lists will also be located at registration or check the web site.

Transition Areas

These will be located in a taped-off area in the north Car park of the Mid Argyll swimming pool. There is cycle racking to put your bike on in your allocated number by 10.30am, together with space to leave your race clothes.

Swim – 500m

Swim Heats

The swim takes place over 500m (25 lengths). There will be a number of heats (including teams) starting at 10.50am there will be 3/4 Swimmers per lane. Lane marshals will signal to each swimmer when they have 2 lengths remaining.

The first heat starts sharp at 10.50am please assemble at the shallow end 10 minutes before your heat.

DO NOT overtake in the middle of a lane – only at the end. Each infringement may incur a 5 second penalty.

When you come out of the water, walk (DON’T RUN) quickly to the fire exit at the right-hand corner at the deep end of the pool. If you run you will be penalised or disqualified.

Swimmers are put in heats and lanes according to estimated times given on the entry form.

Transition 1

Enter transition: put on your race clothes and helmet before you pick up your bike and leave transition area on foot (cycling is not permitted in the transition area) until the exit line then mount your bike and turn right onto the Oban Road.


Bike Sprint – 20km – Non Drafting

Cycle Course Route Map

The Cycle route for the Sprint is head north along the Oban road and then turn left hand to Cairnbaan. At Cairnbaan the road narrows at the swing bridge to a single lane, you must follow the marshals instructions as you cross. Follow race signs to Bellanoch Bridge turn right onto Moss road and proceed to cross road and turn right onto Drimvore (Note: This section of the route is single track road, beware of potholes).  At T-Junction with Oban Road STOP. Turn right (TAKE CARE) onto Oban road and proceed back to the swimming pool.

The HIGHWAY CODE and directions from MARSHALS and Police must be obeyed – failure to do so WILL result in disqualification.  Infringements will jeopardise approval of the event in future.

Note: Competitors are responsible for their own safety.

Transition 2

Dismount at the line and re-rack your bike in the same numbered spot, take off your helmet and change into your running shoes (if necessary). Leave transition.

Run – 6.5Km

Run Course Route Map

Turn left out of Transition and run along the footpath to the T Junction. You will be directed by a Marshal onto the Crinan Canal. Turn left and run along the canal towards Ardrishaig (STAY on the LEFT HAND SIDE) to the turn point and return back towards Lochgilphead (STAY on the LEFT HAND SIDE). You will be directed back down from the footpath onto the Oban road (the same way you came up).

Run along the road cross over when directed by a marshal; retrace your route, run through the Transition area to the FINISH line.  WELL DONE!

Refreshments / Prize Giving

All competitors will receive a MacQueen Bros. Mid Argyll Triathlon performance T-Shirt and a goodie-bag. A range of refreshments can be purchased at the event.

Prize giving

Prizes will be awarded to 1st male & female in each junior & adult age category; 1st male-, female-, mixed-, junior- and business teams (only one prize per person!).

There will also be a prize for the 1st male & female Mid Argyll individual finisher (who has not won any of the above).  Prizes also for fastest male & female individual performance in each discipline.


Preliminary Results will be available by e-mail and website (same day), with confirmed final results within 7 days.


The Mid Argyll Triathlon committee would again like to thank the MacQueen Bros.Mid Argyll Swimming Pool and staff, Police Scotland,  Crinan Cycles, British Waterways, a, Mid Argyll Scouts nd all Marshals & Volunteers for making this event possible.

Further information

Email Contact: Stephen Whiston – Stephen@midargylltri-cycleclub.co.uk


Mid Argyll Triathlon and Cycle Club