An Official XTRI World Tour Race

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

The 10th edition of the CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon, part of the XTRI World Tour, will take place on June 18th 2022 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. Please 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 3.4K in cold, deep and  jellyfish infested Atlantic waters

BIKE 202K on incredible scenic (and often very windy) Highland roads

RUN 42K through an ancient drover's pass and over the Beinn Eighe mountain range

ASCEND over 4000 Metres during this epic day

PUSH YOURSELF 100% and win the coveted Blue T-shirt

Swim 3.4 K in Loch Shieldaig

Since 2012 the water in Loch Shieldaig has been 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 3.4K. Even with this shortened distance the athletes suffered badly from the cold.

In 2013 a severe storm 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.

Swim Map.

Ride 200K on incredible Highland roads

The stunning CELTMAN! 200K bike route takes you along some historic single lane roads and wide open 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!

Bike Map.

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.

Run Map.

Previous Results



Paul McGreal
Race Director
Taking care of the nitty gritty and providing entertainment via his ever interesting choice of shorts!
Stuart McInnes
Commercial and Communications Director

Stuart takes care of sponsorship and all things electronic

John Whittaker
Race Crew Director

The formidable force behind the Crew and T2!

Andy Upton
Head of Tracking Systems

This man has the brains to keep tabs on you for safety's sake