Peterhead - novice and sprint Triathlon description

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

Transition area

The transition area is set up in the car park at the side of the swimming pool building.

This means that there is about a 30m run to reach your bike from the swim exit door, round the front of the swimming pool entrance and across the timing mats into transition.

There will be a coned off area for you to run down. The run to the transition area is on tarmac and will be thoroughly swept if athletes wish to run this section barefoot.

If you choose to put your footwear on before running to the transition area, you may leave your footwear in a designated area outside the pool exit door.

Swim section - All

Peterhead Pool is a 25m, 6 lane pool allowing heats of 30 swimmers. Short distance is 16 lengths and the sprint distance is 30 lengths. The start is at the shallow end of the pool and the exit is a short distance to the fire exit door.

Cycle section

View the Cycle route map (pdf 804KB) and the Peterhead town route map (pdf 200KB) and follow the directions.

Exit the transition area and follow the road, then turn right onto Station Road and turn right onto York Street. Continue until you reach the mini roundabout were you will take a left onto Catto Street. Continue onto Catto Street for approximately 1km until you reach the roundabout were you will go straight across taking the second exit onto North Road A982. Follow this road for approximately 2km before taking a left turn, once on this road continue for approximately 7.5km, before taking a left and left again onto Station Terrace leading into Longside for approximately 2km. At the next junction take a left onto Main Street A950. Follow this road for approximately 7.5km back towards Peterhead until you reach the roundabout which is 1 off 3 you will reach in the next km. Go straight across taking the 2nd exit, then again straight across. From the 2nd exit continue for approximately 800m before going straight across taking the 2nd exit. Continue down West Road for approximately 1km before taking a left turn onto Station Road. Carry on for approximatey 300m before taking care crossing York Street back onto Station Road and into transition area.

Run section

View the Peterhead novice and sprint run route (pdf 166KB) following the red and black arrows for the novice run section or following the blue and black arrows for the sprint run. 

The directions for the novice run are: 

Exit the transition area across the matt and follow the road that you just came in on. Turn right onto Station Road and again onto York Street. Cross the road, look for the marshal and take a left onto the pathway. Follow it for 1.5km where you will receive your appropriate marshal cone. Turn around and follow the same route back to the transition area. You will cross 2 roads on the pathway, these are not busy but please take care crossing. Run back toward the transition are across the finish line.

The directions for the sprint run are: 

Exit the transition area across the matt and follow the road that you just came in on. Turn right onto Station Road and again onto York Street. Cross the road, look for the marshal and take a left onto the pathway. Follow it for 2.5km where you will receive your appropriate marshal cone. Turn around and follow the same route back to the transition area. You will cross 2 roads on the pathway, these are not busy but please take care crossing. Run back toward the transition are across the finish line.

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