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April 24, 2017

Yet another growther area here at Knockburn, great seeing 15 model yacht sailors using our facilities for their pre-season racing training day. We are looking forward to seeing more sailing taking place over the summer months, including on our Open Day on Sunday 21st May.

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Now in its third year, the 2017 Scottish District race training day proved again to be popular with 15 radio sailing skippers taking part from 6 clubs...

March 2, 2017

Cycling has been top of the agenda for this month here at Knockburn. We have seen all sorts of diverse action during February. There has been a significant focus on developing new coaches to enable more support for the ever-growing Deeside Thistle youths and the local cycling community.

Scottish / British cycling have been up and run a 2 day Level 1 coaching course, this is the first step of any cycling coaches journey. The maj...

January 25, 2017

2017 seasons has kicked started with a flurry of triathlon activity, it may only be the end of January but with the season a few months off, our up and coming triathletes are working hard ready for the season ahead.

Triathlon Scotland ran their skills school here at Knockburn at the beginning of the month.  Skills schools are designed at 11-16 year olds giving them opportunity to; come together, learn new skills, have fun and m...

June 23, 2016

Knockburn loch played host to Daviot and Oldmeldrum centenary camp last weekend. Full report from Mike Pickford, Group Scout Leader.

WOW!! What an incredible way to celebrate a hundred years of scouting in Oldmeldrum! 


Although there was not as good a turnout as hoped - due to it being a very busy weekend, and we had to cancel the BBQ/Fun Day, (which was a shame because the weather and location was perfect!), over 60 young peop...

March 24, 2016

 

The very first of it's kind in Scotland..... Stand up Paddle board (Stand Up Paddle Board), Bike and Run. 

 

Be apart of the first SUPathlon in Scotland - you don't even need to own a SUP !

Early Bird Entry (enter before 30th June) £23. Standard Price £26

 

The event is taking place on Sunday 14th August at Knockburn Loch. The event will start with the SUP where you will have to complete a lap of the loch, then comes a 10km o...

March 1, 2016

Fleet Feet Triathlon Club is hosting a number of Triathlons here at Knockburn Loch this season. It is not long now until the first event on Sunday 29th May, time to get signed up and get training.

 

Scottish Championships Mixed Team Triathlon Relay 29 May 2016

Challenge your friends, take on your workmates, race as a family, so long as the team is made up of 2 male and 2 female competitors, and members of the same Triathlon...

November 20, 2015

Friday 13th November was not so unlucky for Children in Need, BBC Radio Scotland's presenter Fiona Stalker took on the challenge to complete her first open water triathlon, in November!

 

At 2pm on Friday 13th November, Fiona and her fellow triathletes, from Fleet Feet Triathlon Club, took to the water for the start of their triathlon challenge. The loch was at 4 degrees and consequently the swim course

 

 was set to 250 meters (o...

September 17, 2015

Although the summer weather has not really materialised, competitors and like certainly have.  Not only have we had great racing  and attendance at the events, but there has been a great increase in numbers that are ussing our facilities for training.

 

There has been two open water coached session run by the Scottish Swimming and Triathlon Scotland, open to all with participants, young traveling from al...

June 29, 2015

Local sports groups Deeside Thistle Cycling Club and Fleetfeet Tristars held a celebratory event at Knockburn Loch, near Banchory on Saturday 13th June to honour Bert McIntosh of McIntosh Plant hire. He was thanked by over 50 children and their accompanying parents for enabling the two clubs to use these facilities for their regular coaching sessions.

 

Both cycling and triathlon have seen participation levels grow following 201...

May 13, 2015

On Sunday Aberdeen District Cycling Association held their first cluster training session on the new track at Knockburn. 51 members from 3 of the district cycle clubs; Deeside Thistle, Grampian Tigers and Ythan and by invitation Fleet Feet TriStars, all took part in the road skills session. Despite the weather, the spirits were high and the kids rode for 3 hours in the wind and rain developing their road riding skills on the p...

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