Countdown is on for Triathlon Series opener

The opening event of the 2019 Live Borders Triathlon Series is just over six weeks away with the series set to kick off in Galashiels on April 13 and 14. 

Experienced participants and those looking to take on the challenge of their first Triathlon are securing their places for the popular opening weekend.  

This is the 16th annual series consisting of twelve main events and three junior events, all delivered by Live Border’s dedicated Triathlon Team.  

There is a choice of five sprints, five Come & Tri races, which are suitable for beginners, and three Junior events as well as a standard triathlon and a duathlon. 

“These events have really put the Borders on the map as far as triathlon is concerned, with competitors, and their families and supporters travelling from all over Britain, and sometimes even from abroad, to take part,” explains Live Borders Sports Development Officer, Neil Renton, who was also keen to praise all those who turned out to lend their support throughout the 2018 season.   

“The Live Borders Triathlon Series has got bigger and bigger every year. It takes a huge effort from everyone involved to make sure the events run smoothly and are managed correctly, so the success is very much down to all those who give up their time to help.” 

After picking up her trophy last year’s winner of the overall title, Michelle Short, said, “This whole series is fantastic. Everyone is so friendly, and the facilities are great. It’s well organised and the routes are amazing.” 

The Series starts in Galashiels with a Junior and a Come & Tri event on Saturday 13 and a Sprint distance on Sunday 14 April.  

The series will then make its way around Live Borders facilities in Hawick, Selkirk, Eyemouth, Kelso and finishing in Peebles on September 21 and 22.  

See our 2019 Triathon Series video HERE.

For more information and to register for a race, visit