The Gullane triathlon has been a mainstay of the Scottish triathlon scene since it’s inception in 1996. Each year it attracts a full range of abilities – from top age groupers to first timers – to it’s setting amongst the beautiful East Lothian countryside. It’s a ‘bucket-list’ race on a course which can challenge and delight in equal measure.
The swim is 1500m in the sea at Gullane Bay. It’s a two lap course involving an exit and short beach run between laps. The water temperature is usually around 13 degrees so wetsuits are compulsory. A cut-off time of 25mins for halfway will operate – any participant who does not meet the cut-off time will unfortunately have to stop the race.
The bike is 42km on undulating, mostly quiet country roads in East Lothian.
The run is 10km, involving two laps of a hilly course mainly on trails and grass.
Relay team entries are welcome.
The race is based at Gullane beach, located on the East Lothian coast approximately 18 miles east of Edinburgh on the A198. On entering Gullane, follow signs to the car park at Gullane Bents.
Parking is available at the race location but please note there is a £2 fee payable at a ticket machine. Marshals will be on hand on arrival to organise parking.
No overnight camping is allowed on the beach – please use official sites or contact the tourist information office for other accommodation:
East Lothian Tourist Information – 01620 892197
Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist Board – 0131 473 3800
How to Enter
Individuals and relay teams can sign up via EntryCentral.
You can keep up to date with news about the race on our Facebook page.
Please note that as the race takes place in a very scenic setting, there are no changing or showering facilities at the race site. However, there is a toilet block near to the transition area.