After successfully running under Covid restrictions last year, the Aberfeldy Multi Sports Festival and Middle- Distance Triathlon are gearing up for their return this weekend free from restrictions.
The events kick off on Saturday 20th of August from 10am with the 10km hill race us Drummond Hill, with Swimming in Loch Tay taking centre stage in the afternoon. The major event comes on the Sunday with the Middle- Distance Triathlon.
During the weekend there will be some traffic management in place to help keep the athletes safe, Event Director Richard Pearson has been explaining more about this: “obviously there will be people racing on the public highway and we just ask other road users to beware of that.
“There are no physical road closures in place but there will be some traffic management, where they’ll be temporary traffic lights put in place just to control traffic around really busy areas.
“That will be in Kenmore, that will be around Kenmore road early in the morning to allow the swimmers to cross the road, so that will be a temporary traffic restriction there but again we won’t be stopping traffic it will be kept flowing and then later on in the day in Aberfeldy along Poplar avenue there will be temporary traffic lights on there just controlling traffic around the cyclists and the runners going in and out of Wades Park.
“But I must emphasis there are no road closures just traffic management just to allow traffic to move safely and freely along the route.”
The Middle- Distance Triathlon gets underway at 7am with a 1,900m swim in Loch Tay, before a 90km Road Cycle event starting at Wades Park, taking in the scenery with a climb up Schiehallion and coming back before a 21km Run, taking in Loch Rannoch and finishing back in Wades Park.
For more information on the events visit, https://www.aberfeldytriathlon.com/