North Berwick Novice Triathlon

The next North Berwick Novice Triathlon will take place on Sunday 7th May 2017.

All entries will be via Entry Central : (Page will go live in early March)

It consists of a 250m swim, a 6 mile cycle and a 2.5 mile run along local country roads.

Where and when is it taking place?

The triathlon is based at the North Berwick Sports Centre (see map above) and will run from 9am (start time) until approximately 12 noon on Sunday 7th May 2017. Registration will take place from 7.15am – 8.15am.

Cycle route

The cycle route is the same as last year. Be aware that with the new housing development the road at the entrance to North Berwick has a slightly changed layout.

Here is a map of the cycle route with the old road layout (google maps hasn’t been updated).
Here is a map of the cycle route with the new road layout.

Run Route

The run, also is the same as last year. It’s an out and back route from the sports centre, past the caravan park to the corner at the farm and back.

Here is a map of the  Run Route (note that this map doesn’t show the new houses, but the route is identical to previous years).

Who can enter?

The event is hosted by the East Lothian Triathlon Club, and we are keen to encourage as many people of all levels of fitness and ability to take part.

Individuals over 16 years old on the day of the event, or teams of 2 or 3 people can take part. This allows youngsters as young as 8 (on the day of the event) to do the swim section, with older family members or friends doing the cycle and run.

We aim to include those with special needs and would hope to be able to adjust the event to meet individual requirements. Please contact us if you have any special needs that the organisers need to be aware of. Please also note that if entering as a tandem, you will need to give the name of your tandem partner and will be expected to swim at the same speed as your partner in a slot adjacent to them.

Facilities for families and supporters

The pool will be open to the public from 10.30am and the Sports Centre has trampolines for primary school aged children. The café will be open throughout the event.

How do I enter?

Applications can now be made via and entries usually open in March.

Swimming times and withdrawing from the event

It is vital to the smooth running of the event to give an accurate swim time for the 250m swim as your heat allocation is based on this.

Conditions of entry

If you are new to triathlons, please read the conditions of entry, on carefully!

Can I help?

The organisers are always looking for volunteers to help out in the day to ensure that it is a pleasant and safe day. If you are able to help out, in any capacity, please contact us by email at