The eighth edition of the CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon, part of the Xtri World Tour, will take place on June 15th 2019 in Wester Ross, Scotland.

Since it began I was part of the Marshalling on the mountain and helped with the swim Safety in a boat. It was always a long day for the race starts at 0500. In the past I have not finished till midnight!


How the competitors cope is beyond me. In the early days I gave some advice on Safety aspects on the Mountain which is covered by the local Torridon MR Team. They have team members along the route it can be a long cold day. Thank you all.

They work so hard on the mountain phase which covers two Munro’s on Beinn Eighe . It’s an wild race to watch and brings a lot to the area with the competitors and support crews.

Centred around the stunning Torridon mountains we will take you on an adventure unlike any other.
Make no mistake – when we say this race is extreme we mean it. Read the race information carefully before entering as you may have to endure cold water, strong winds, driving rain and difficult conditions on the mountain with low visibility.

Please download the Race Manual for more details.

SWIM 3.4K in cold, deep and  jellyfish infested Atlantic waters
BIKE 202K on incredible scenic (and often very windy) Highland roads
RUN 42K through an ancient drover’s pass and over the Beinn Eighe mountain range
ASCEND over 4000 Metres during this epic day
PUSH YOURSELF 100% and win the coveted Blue T-shirt
“The great thing for me was at the end of a long day all the competitors thank you for your support. This is to me true sport at its best.”
My pal Mark Hartree is in the Celtman and I hope to be about to cheer him on it’s always an incredible day.

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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