Huntly - novice and sprint Triathlon description

View the detailed description of each section of the route and maps. 

Swim section

Huntly Pool is a 25m, 4 lane pool allowing heats of 20 swimmers. Sprint distance is 30 lengths. The start is at the deep end of the pool as the exit is at that end of the building. There is a 20m run from the swim exit to the transition area. Shoes may be left just outside the door.

Transition area

The transition area is set up in the swimming pool car park. There is a 20m run from the pool exit to the transition area. The bike exit will be heading up the hill to the right. The run exit will be to the left.

Cycle section

View the cycle route map (pdf 175KB) and the Huntly town route map (pdf 161KB) and follow the directions.

On collecting bike, exit transition area and go up hill out of car park. Mount bike and then turn left onto the avenue, proceed down the avenue until the monument then turn left onto East Park Street. After cycling for about 400m turn diagonally right into Mill Road then right onto Mill Road. Beware of double junction at bottom of hill leading to Bogie Street be prepared to stop. Turn left and continue on along this road passing the station towards the A96. Turn Left onto the A96 for about 300m before taking the left turn towards Banff on the A97. On turning onto the A97, proceed for about 4km, before taking a left turn onto the B9110 heading for Rothiemay. Follow this road, with a few sharp bends to Rothiemay. Cross over the bridge and carry on to the War Memorial where you will turn left. Cycle along this scenic riverside section until you reach the junction with the B9022 and turn left and proceed to the Bridge of Gibston (Huntly). At the bridge turn left past the cemetery until you reach the Deveron Road. Turn left towards Huntly until the road narrows, and then you turn left up Meadow Street and bear right into West Park Street. At the Memorial turn left into the avenue and head for the transition area.

Run section - Novice

View the Huntly novice run route (pdf 246KB) and follow the directions.

Exit transition area across the timing mats keeping to the left onto the avenue (beware of bikes entering transition area). Turn right, go through the archway and run down the avenue towards the castle keeping to the left-hand side, past the Castle, turn left over the bridge and follow the road between the rugby pitches and the Nordic Ski Centre. Follow this road until it meets Burnside Road and proceed along Burnside Road until it meets Riverside Drive where you will turn right. Run along this section for about 110m where you will turn left into Rowan Avenue, follow this road round until you reach Riverside Drive again where you will turn right and run for around 120m where you will reach the Deveron Road, at this point you will turn left onto Deveron Road. Carry on until the road narrows, and then you turn left up Meadow Street and bear right into West Park Street. At the Memorial, turn right run towards the archway and take a right back into the transition area to finish and cross the timing mats.

Run section - Sprint

View the Huntly sprint run route (pdf 246KB) and follow the directions.

Exit transition area across the timing mats keeping to the left onto the avenue (beware of bikes entering transition area). Turn right, go through the archway and run down the avenue towards the Castle keeping to the left-hand side, past the Castle, bear right heading to the Castle hotel. Pass through the bollards and head up to the Hotel. Bear left past the hotel and follow the track round where you will turn left. Follow this track until you reach the B9022 road and take a left onto the track that runs alongside the road. Follow the track back to the Bridge of Gibson (which is the way you came in on the bike).Turn left and cross the bridge run past the cemetery until you reach the Deveron Road. Turn left towards Huntly until the road narrows, and then you turn left up Meadow Street and bear right into West Park Street (again which is the way you came in on the bike). At the Memorial, turn left into the avenue and head for the archway and take a right back into the transition area to finish and cross the timing mats.

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