Triathlon is the fastest-growing sport in the UK. Peebles is home to a growing number of triathletes, from novices to seasoned ironman participants. Cycling forms one third of a triathlon (running and swimming being the other two). So it’s not surprising there’s a healthy crossover between the local cycling and triathlon communities.
PCC provides a good variety of training for the cycling aspect of triathlon: from Saturday morning training rides, through winter turbo sessions, to the summer time trial series. There are also run- and swim sessions on a Wednesday evening based at the local swimming pool (run 7-8pm, swim 8-9pm)
PCC is not a registered triathlon club, but we provide a forum for local triathletes to co-ordinate training and events. For those who want to join a registered club, Border Triathletes is nearest. A number of Peebles-based triathletes are members of the Borders club too. If you want to know more just drop us a note and we’ll get back to you.
Borders Sport and Leisure Trust run a triathlon and duathlon series over the summer, including both a triathlon and duathlon in Peebles. All are pool swims, and all bar one triathlons are sprint distance (750m swim / 20km bike / 5km run). The exception is Selkirk which is standard distance (1500m swim / 40km bike / 10km swim).
There’s also the durty triathlon, an off-road event based just down the road at picturesque St. Mary’s Loch. Both sprint and standard distances are catered for: the swim is in the loch with bike and run routes in the hills around.
Further afield there are events all over the country – see the Triathlon Scotland events page for more details.
Wednesday run schedule: Spring run schedule