The 2014 Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon took place in Torridon in North-West Scotland on Saturday 28 June. After a short drive around the coastline from Shieldaig, 150 competitors from a range of countries entered the chilly waters of Loch Shieldaig at 5:00am and swam 3km back to their bikes (the swim being reduced from 3.8km this year due to a water temperature of 11 degrees C).
Back at the village of Shieldaig, the competitors switched over to race bikes. They continued the route for 202km around hilly and winding Highland roads before swapping cycle shoes for running shoes and attempting to finish the route by running a marathon distance 42km over the two Munros on Beinn Eighe (a Munro is a Scottish mountain over 914.4m high).
- 2014 Celtman winner (Mens) - Johan Hasselmark from Sweden in 11:41:30 (a new course record)
- 2014 Celtman winner (Female) - Marie Meldrum from Scotland in 14:22:36
See my Celtman photo essay.
My congratulations go to both winners and to everyone else who took part. I'd also like to thank Celtman organisers, Paul McGreal, John Whittaker and Stuart McInnes (cxtri.com), for their support and all the people who help them organise the race. It truly is a great event to watch and photograph.