FAQ’s

General

Triathlon Scotland affiliation

Edinburgh Triathletes is affiliated to TriathlonScotland (Affilliation Certificate), the governing body for triathlon in Scotland. There are many benefits to affiliation, including personal injury insurance for members and full details of TriathlonScotland benefits are set out here.

Club Socials

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Disability triathlon and para triathletes

What level of support do you offer for disability triathlon or para triathletes?

Dalkeith High School

Leaving your bike/car

Follow the road signs to the Dalkeith School Campus and most of the regulars park in the main car park situated south-east of the all-weather track. Some ETs will have bikes on roof-racks so will be easy to spot. If you came by bike, ask in Reception for the key to the bike store.

Where to meet & when

Go straight to the changing rooms (along the corridor to the left of Reception). The swim session starts promptly.

Lockers & where are the coaches?

Lockers are available but most seem to take their bags pool-side. If you are a few minutes early, pool-side is generally the place to find coaches and other ETs for a chat before the session.

Food

Quite a few bring a plastic bottle of fluid pool-side to re-hydrate during the swim session. After the swim, for those going on the cycle (or run if the weather is icy for example) a snack and drink can be brought with you or bought from the vending machine in the area outside the changing rooms. If you are just doing the cycle, for example, this is a good time to meet up, and make contact.

Type of bike, e.g. I only have a mountain bike can I come?

Yes, but make contact with us beforehand as everybody else will be on a road bike and so we would need to arrange for someone to do a slightly different ride with you. Better to have some kind of road bike then you would be part of the group right from the start.

What to wear for the cycle

Depends upon weather mostly, of course. Try a bit of ride a few days before-hand and wear what’s comfortable for you, and/or make contact with us.

What to take with you, e.g. puncture repair kit or spare inner tube and what if you are slow at changing a puncture and hold everyone up?

Try to be self-sufficient, but ET folks will always help out and you won’t get left.

Cycle routes

These vary considerably, most weeks there are at least two groups. Again, make contact before-hand if you are concerned and we can re-assure you about distance and pace and type of ride. Particularly for your first time, this can be daunting, but we are keen to help you. Just give it a try.

Royal Commonwealth Pool

Leaving your bike/car

Free parking outside at that time of the evening. You can also park inside and behind the pool (actually it’s where the NYD Triathlon transitions are put!) but you will need to wave an ET membership card to get a free-exit from Reception after the swim.

Where to meet and when

For the run, we meet inside by reception at 18.15, so introduce yourself to the coach.

For the swim, if you are a bit early, we congregate in the viewing-area just to the right of Reception. No need to go through Reception, just veer-off to the right a bit a meet us. If a bit late, go straight to the changing rooms (along the corridor to the left of Reception). The swim session starts promptly.

Lockers & where are the coaches?

Lockers are available (re-fundable 1 pound coin). If you are a few minutes early for the swim, pool-side at the far end is generally the place to find coaches and other ETs for a chat before the session.

Food and drink and Salisbury Arms

Plastic bottle of fluid can be taken pool-side. Vending machines are available too. Meanwhile, the ‘first Monday of the Month’ outing to the Salisbury Arms (across the road from the pool) provides drink, food and chat after the swim.

Stewart’s Melville College

Leaving your bike/car

Make sure you use the Ravelston Terrace entrance. Once inside the grounds the pool is immediately on your right and parking and a rail for bikes are all around you. The main sports entrance is beyond the car park (just keep going right).

Where to meet & when

If you are early and the weather is mild, folks tend to congregate outside the entrance. Otherwise through the double doors, keep straight on past Reception and up the stairs. At the top turn left for the ‘restaurant’ where the run warm-down/stretch takes place, or right for the changing rooms and pool.