THE Harviestoun Triathlon was a roaring success after being held for the third year in a row last week.

Dozens of competitors toed the start lines across the event's three courses on Saturday, September 7.

For novices, the triathlon consisted of a 150m swim, 8k off road bike ride, and a 2k flat run.

More experienced athletes opted for the short course's 500m swim, 8k off road bike ride, and 5k hill run.

And the veterans battled with a 1000m swim, 17.5k off road bike and a brutal 9k hill run.

Sean McFarlane, director of the Clacks Active – who organised the event – told the Advertiser more about how it went.

He said: "It went really well; it's the third year, and we had a lot more numbers this year. So it grew by quite a lot.

"We had 50 competitors across three races, and 30 of them were in the long race."

Luckily, the weather was on the competitors' side this year too.

Sean said: "The weather was perfect, because it was very still – not windy."

The finish line was located at Dollar Academy, and local charity group and event partner Jo's Trust set up a barbecue there so athletes could refuel themselves afterwards.

Sean thanked the charity for their support, along with the Harviestoun Estate, Harviestoun Brewery, and the 21 marshals who helped out on the day.

To find out the final race results, visit