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Huntly Pool is a 25m, 4 lane pool allowing heats of 20 swimmers. Standard distance is 60 lengths. The start is at the deep end of the pool as the exit is at that end of the building. There is a 20m run from the swim exit to the transition area. Shoes may be left just outside the door.
The transition area is set up in the swimming pool car park. There is a 20m run from the pool exit to the transition area. The bike exit will be heading up the hill to the right. The run exit will be to the left.
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On collecting bike exit transition area and go up hill out of car park. Mount bike and then turn left onto the avenue, proceed down the avenue until the monument then turn left onto East Park Street. After cycling for about 400m turn diagonally right into Mill Road then right onto Mill Road. Beware of double junction at bottom of hill leading to Bogie Street be prepared to Stop. Turn left and continue on along this road passing the station towards the A96. Turn left onto the A96 for about 300m before taking the left turn towards Banff on the A97. On turning onto the A97, proceed for about 18km towards Aberchirder. When you reach the junction for the B9177 to Milltown of Rothiemay turn left. (this is a wooded undulating section that follows the river). On entering Rothiemay turn right and follow this road until you come to a T junction, turn left onto the B9022 and proceed to the Bridge of Gibston (Huntly). At the bridge turn left past the cemetery until you reach the Deveron Road. Turn Left towards Huntly until the road narrows, and then you turn left up Meadow Street and bear right into West Park Street. At the memorial turn left into the avenue and head for the transition area.
Exit transition area across the timing mats keeping to the left onto the Avenue, (beware of bikes entering transition). Turn right, go through the archway and run down the Avenue towards the castle keeping to the left-hand side, past the Castle, bear right heading to the Castle hotel. Pass through the bollards and head up to the Hotel. Bear left past the hotel and follow the track round where you will turn left. Follow this track until you reach the B9022 road and take a left onto the track that runs alongside the road. Follow the track back to the Bridge of Gibson (which is the way you came in on the bike).Turn left and cross the bridge run past the cemetery until you reach the Deveron Road. Turn left towards Huntly until the road narrows, and then you turn left up Meadow Street and bear right into West Park Street (again which is the way you came in on the bike). At the Memorial turn left into the Avenue and head for the archway (there will be a water station here) to complete a second lap. This whole route is repeated for Lap 2. Once Lap 2 has been completed turn right into the transition area to the finish and cross the timing mats.
Location and car parking
Huntly is about one-hour drive from Aberdeen on the A96. When reaching the main roundabout at Huntly head towards Huntly Town Centre and follow the signs for Huntly Castle and Nordic Ski Centre.
The car park is situated at the Gordon Schools, to the left on the Monument. Then you can walk across to the pool