CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon
The fifth edition of the CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon will take place on June 25th 2016 in Wester Ross, Scotland.
Centred around the stunning Torridon mountains we will take you on an adventure unlike any other.
Make no mistake - when we say this race is extreme we mean it. Read the race information carefully before entering as you may have to endure cold water, strong winds, driving rain and difficult conditions on the mountain with low visibility.
Please download the Race Manual for more details.
Swim 3.8 K in Loch Shieldaig
In 2012, 2013 and 2014 the water in Loch Shieldaig was below the seasonal average. This appears to be an ongoing trend.
The extreme nature of the temperatures led us to shorten the swim course from 3.8K to 3K. Even with this shortened distance the athletes suffered badly from the cold.
In 2013 the wind added to the drama with strong Southerlys pushing the competitors off course.
We strongly advise cold water training for this race and to wear a heatseeker vest under your wetsuit.
Ride 202K on incredible Highland roads
The stunning CELTMAN! 202K bike route takes you along some historic single lane roads and wide open, virtually traffic free highland A roads.
Although we do not have any mountain passes to boast of the route includes 2000 metres of climbing and being coastal is affected greatly by our varied weather.
It is common to find a strong headwind on the last third of the course, just when you thought you could relax!
Run 42K over two Munros
The CELTMAN! run is unsurpassed for it's challenging nature and beauty.
In Scotland any mountain over 3000 ft (914.4 metres) is classed as a Munro. You will attempt two of these during the race on the Beinn Eighe range.
Spidean Coire nan Clach ('Peak of the Corrie of Stones' in Scottish Gaelic), is the highest point on the main ridge itself. It stands at a height of 993m. You do not go to the absolute summit of this peak due to the technicality of the climb but you go as far as the trig point.
Ruadh-stac Mòr ('Big Red Stack' in Scottish Gaelic) is on one of the spurs off the main ridge of Beinn Eighe and stands at a height of 1,010m.
Weather permitting (it's often cloudy) you will have the most incredible vistas.