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Welcome to the Applecross Duathlon site

January 1, 2011

2017 APPLECROSS DUATHLON

Will be on Saturday, 16 September. Entries will open at 9am on Saturday, 3 June. See “Entries” page for details.

2016 APPLECROSS DUATHLON

The report and results for the 2016 Duathlon are on the appropriate pages of this website. Lots of photos from this year’s and previous Duathlons can be viewed at, https://www.flickr.com/photos/101921055@N04/

THE EVENT

This is a small friendly event run over arguably the most spectacular route of any Duathlon in Scotland. In the words of one former winner, “I can honestly say it is one of the most enjoyable events in the country….. it is a winning formula in one of the best parts of Scotland (if not the world!).” Another wrote, “thanks for organising such a good race on Saturday. The course was stunning and the hospitality shown by the locals and volunteers was incredible. I’ve done a lot of duathlons over the past few years and this certainly rates among my favourites. I’m already looking forward to coming back next year to defend the trophy!!” ………………………………………………………….

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The event involves 9 miles on foot and 15 miles on bike with 3,300 feet of ascent and descent. Although a testing race course even for the strongest competitors, by entering the “CHALLENGE”, it can be done as a fun run or walk by any reasonably fit person and previous entrants have ranged in age from 11 to 76.   The  RACE, starts at 1.30 and the CHALLENGE at 12.30. The CHALLENGE is the better option for anybody who is not confident of completing the course in under 3 hours 30 minutes and certainly for those who plan to walk some or all of the route.

Tea (lots of home baking) and prize giving, after the event, are in the Applecross Community Hall which is also used for Registration. For those able to extend their visit, a great day can be completed by joining fellow competitors for dinner in the Walled Garden restaurant.

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GARRY INNES

The Mens Open winner receives the Garry Innes trophy. Sadly, Garry died in January 2012, aged just 46. It was a walk with Garry, from Kenmore to Hartfield, that triggered the idea of the event. On several occasions Garry helped at the start or prize giving and he generously donated the trophy that carries his name. Garry was an inspiration to all who encountered him, an inexhaustible fundraiser and an incredibly uncomplaining sufferer of severe physical disability due to Cerebral Palsy.

The Entry Fee is £6. All “profit” (over £700 in 2016) from the event goes to Applecross Community Hall funds.

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