20th April 2007 at 01:00
Dunbar stages the first junior triathlon race of the Scottish season on Sunday as the sport gears up for another year. The race takes place around Dunbar Leisure Pool and young triathletes from across Scotland will be in attendance.

Last year saw the number of race places filled increase from 550 to 1,300.

"There has been a huge surge in interest," says John Lunn, Triathlon Scotland's development manager. "Young people are the real growth area for the sport and there are more events this year to try and accommodate that interest."

The Scottish Schools' Champ-ionships will take place alongside the Stirling Triathlon at Stirling University on June 2. It will be the first time the championships, in their third year, will be staged in Stirling after two successful years in Edinburgh.

"The Championship will be able to cater for 300 triathletes and we'll be doing well if we can get close to that," said Mr Lunn.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today