Key Information

Triathlon is a multi-discipline sport consisting of swimming, cycling and running.

Triathlon is growing in popularity amongst the student population with more student clubs affiliating to Triathlon Scotland each year and the number of student specific events being hosted growing year on year.

The SSS Triathlon series is made up of 3 events: an Aquathlon, a Duathlon and a Triathlon.

The Aquathlon usually takes place in October and the Duathlon and Triathlon Take place in March/April, though that is subject to change. All races follow Triathlon Scotland Rules.

Sport Chair: Kirstin Bamford


Governing body: Triathlon Scotland

Upcoming Triathlon Events

You might want to know…

  • For all British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Triathlon information, please visit the BUCS website.

  • Finally, if you have your sights set on representing your country in triathlon, check out our Age Group Racing pages where you can learn about age groupings, how to gain selection and where the event qualifiers are due to take place.

Meet your Sports Chair

Kirstin Bamford

Kirstin studied Law at University of Edinburgh and is just about to qualify as a solicitor.  

A keen triathlete herself and a member of Edinburgh based club, TriWorks, Kirstin only took up triathlon during lockdown but won her Age-Group at the Scottish Sprint Championships 2021 (her first triathlon!) and is now looking forward to racing at the European and World Age Group Championships in 2023.

Scottish Student Triathlon Development Group

Kirstin is further supported by excellent volunteers in developing and delivering the triathlon programme:

Hannah Done (Vice Chair)

Hannah is a Chartered Surveyor working in Edinburgh for JLL. She studied at St Andrew’s University and played hockey whilst studying in Scotland!

It was only this year that triathlons sparked an interest, and she joined the new and ever growing Edinburgh based club, TriWorks. The social side of racing and training has been a key driver for her, and the winter training will keep her busy, with a focus on further afield races next year, managing to qualify to represent GB at both European and World Age Group Championships. Travelling abroad to compete will be an exciting opportunity, and it is definitely a benefit to getting involved with triathlons!

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