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Time to give Grantown Try Tri a try


By Gavin Musgrove

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The Grantown Try Tri was hailed a big success on its return last year after the Covid-19 hiatus.
The Grantown Try Tri was hailed a big success on its return last year after the Covid-19 hiatus.

The Grantown Try Tri is back again this Spring after a successful relaunch last year following the Covid-19 pandemic

The inclusive all-abilities sprint triathlon will be based at the town’s Craig MacLean Leisure Centre and held on May 19.

Organisers have said interest in this year’s event is already keen with double the entry numbers so far compared to the same point last year.

Only half of the starting places remain to be snapped up.

Taking over the baton from Rebecca McKellar, who founded the event over 20 years ago is Vicky Strange, new chair of the Grantown Try Tri volunteer committee.

She said: “It’s incredible to see that in the team category, our youngest entrant is nine and that the event is inspiring a new generation that wants to be active and enjoy the spirit of competition.

“We’re attracting people from Hampshire to the Highlands and, with both team and individual categories to participate in, the vibe on the day is always very supportive and fun.

“With around 100 days still to train for the 300m swim, 16km cycle and 5k run, we’re sure there’ll be many personal bests this year.”

The Grantown Try Tri attracted 127 individuals and 27 teams – some 200 competitors – on its return last year.

Overall men’s winner Andrew McGhee, from Inverness, clocked 53:27 whilst ladies winner Samantha McLeod, also from the Highland capital, finished in 1:02:00.

n For more information and to enter this year’s event visit www.try-tri.co.uk


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