On 15 and 16 of September 2012 more than 400 multisport athletes are expected to descend upon Fort William, one of the outdoor capital’s of the UK, for a bumper weekend of multisport activity.
The weekend will kick off on the Friday with the annual area inter-schools off-road triathlon sponsored by No Fuss Events.
From a central hub in Fort William outdoor event specialists No Fuss Events will stage no less than three triathlons, including the Big Ben Nevis Triathlon widely recognized as the toughest triathlon of its type in the UK along with the Half Ben Triathlon, which for 2012 is part of the xtri series.
On Sunday the Highland Warrior Triathlon will host the triathlonscotland Middle Distance Championships. All combining the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland with energy -sapping and heart -pumping endurance in a fun and friendly environment:
Saturday 15 September 2012
THE Dare2b BIG BEN NEVIS TRIATHLON
Some say this is the toughest off road triathlon on the UK circuit. In 2012 No Fuss Events clothing sponsor Dare2b have taken the title sponsor position of the event for the second year in succession.
Multisport athletes looking for the ultimate challenge should look no further than the iconic Big Ben Nevis Triathlon. It offers experienced competitors the opportunity to test their skills, stamina and endurance away from the smooth, predictable tarmac and calm inland waters of other, more traditional ‘tri’ events.
This triathlon pits entrants against the often choppy waters of a highland sea loch, Loch Linnhe (1.9km), the long, loose climbs and fast singletrack descents of Glen Nevis (90km) and the final monster challenge, a (21km) hill run up and then back down Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest and most feared mountain.
THE HALF BIG BEN NEVIS TRIATHLON
The half distance race is part of the xtri series for the first time. No Fuss are delighted that this race has been included as part of this exciting series, Frazer Coupland of No Fuss Eventssaid “The Half Ben Triathlon is one hell of an event, there is no place to hide, it is a full on mountain bike route followed by a hill race that is a big ask as a stand alone event.”
Sunday 16th September 2012
The HIGHLAND WARRIOR TRIATHLON will require a fighting spirit pushing even the toughest of the longer distance triathletes to the limit! For the second year this will be the triathlonscotland middle distance championship event.
Triathletes will take on a 1,900m sea loch swim, a 90km road cycle that passes by the Commando Memorial in Spean Bridge, ‘Prince Charlie’s Monument’ at Glenfinnan and on through the mythical Glen Nevis (where Highlander, Braveheart and Rob Roy were filmed) and a 21km trail and road run through the Glen Nevis Forest and back at the finish at Lochaber Leisure centre. Participants in 2011 were treated to some biblical weather just to add an extra bit of interest to the day!
For more information on the NO FUSS event programme go to: www.nofussevents.co.uk.