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On the Day

As detailed on the Course page, Registration and the Tea / prize giving will all be at Hartfield House, next to the Start and Finish. Hartfield House is affiliated to Hostelling Scotland and has 50 beds. It could be the ideal location for folk wishing to stay over the weekend – see Locality page for details.

From 9.30, leave your bike at TRANSITION, at Arrina (“Arrisa” on OS map), on the north coast of the peninsula. An official will be present to ensure their safety. The road will be busy and you need to allow an hour and a half for the return trip from  Applecross bay to the bike drop. If you are arriving on the day, whether from East or West, you will save a lot of time by dropping off your bike on your way to Applecross, using the road round the north coast of the peninsula rather than the Bealach na Ba.


The road to Hartfield House can be congested and parking space is limited – please walk or car share if possible. Because the road will be used for the Finish (changed this year) traffic will not be allowed back down the road from Hartfield House between 2.00 and 4.30. We would also be grateful if you could, if possible, avoid driving back down the road whilst folk are arriving for Registration (10.00 – 12.30). With this in mind we would encourage you to drop off your bike before going to Registration.

10.00 -12.30 Registration and distribution of Competitor Numbers at Hartfield House.  CHALLENGE entrants must be registered by 11.30

Map - start finish 

Hartfield House is signposted from the road round Applecross Bay

About 11.50 Safety briefing for CHALLENGE entrants at the START 

12.00 CHALLENGE start

The Finish closes at 4.30, so, if you are not confident of getting round in 4 1/2 hours and, certainly, if you plan to walk all the way, please start earlier than 12.00. If you are starting early please see one of the officials who will be around the Start organising parking.

About 12.50 Safety briefing for race entrants at the START

1.00 RACE start

About 2.15 – 2.30, first arrivals from the Challenge at the FINISH.

About 2.45 – 2.55, arrival of first Race finisher

4.30 Finish closes

The Duathlon enjoys generous support from the Applecross Brewery – all finishers will receive a complimentary bottle from the brewery.

2.30 – 6.00 Tea and other refreshments at Hartfield

About 5.15 prize giving

Any items left at Start or Transition can be collected from Hartfield.

Later, dinner in the Walled Garden restaurant for those who can stay on. Early booking essential, 01520 744440.


A highlight for many last year was the Duathlon Ceilidh after the event in the Community Hall. The Black Rock ceilidh band will be back again. Tickets at the door.








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