Bag your free spot to watch the triathlon at Glasgow 2014

Lots of free-to-view, non-ticketed access at Strathclyde Park this week – but don't forget to get there early (and leave the car at home)

Strathclyde Park

Missed out on a ticket for the triathlon at the Commonwealth Games later this week? Not to worry, there’s still plenty of non-ticketed access to Strathclyde Park – though the organisers say you’ll need to arrive early to bag the best spots…


The individual races will start at 11am this Thursday (24 July) with the women, followed by the men at 3pm, and will follow the Olympic format: 1500m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run. The team relay gets underway on Saturday 26 July at 12.30pm, with each team comprised of two men and two women, each completing a 250m swim, 6km bike and 1600m run.

There won’t be any parking available at Strathclyde Park for either event, so the organisers recommend public transport where possible – the nearest train station is Motherwell. There are also bookable park-and-ride options available here.

If that all sounds like too much effort then there will also be comprehensive coverage of the Games from the BBC, with Steve Trew doing the commentating.


Check out our complete preview of the triathlon events at the Commonwealth Games here