Welcome to the CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon Hall of Fame

2021 Men and Women’s results added from provisional results only

This page is dedicated to those who have won Celtman or have recorded a fastest time on an individual component of the Celtman Extreme Triathlon.  I have tried to be as accurate as possible but if you believe there is an error then please get in touch and I will correct the page.  I also wish to acknowledge that conditions play a huge part in such an event.

In 2016 the last of the 2012/13 records were broken on the run section which means that the records are now unified as the run course in 2012/13 for the high route runners was slightly shorter than today’s course.  For the first time in 2014 the high course course was taken along the Loch Torridon foreshore so that both courses finished by entering to the West of Torridon village and running to the Community Centre.  In 2017 high winds prevented any runners from competing on the high course and as a consequence a new fattest time for a winning athlete was recorded.  2018 saw another amendment to the course where the cycle route finished in Kinlochewe and the run was also adjusted as a consequence.

In 2019 a new award was introduced.  The Chris Stirling Rock Award is dedicated to the memory of a great Celtman who was sadly lost to the Celtman family in 2019.  He will be missed by all those who got to know him through his dedication to the sport.

The event was not run in 2020 due to Covid19 restrictions.  The 9th Celtman is due to be held in June 2021.

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon – Starters and Finishers

After 9th Edition – 2012 – 2021

1465 triathletes have started a Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

1091 different individuals have started a Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

(2021 results not yet included in this figure)

 

843 of starters have won a Blue Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon shirt

58% of starters have won a Blue Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon shirt

471 of starters have won a White Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon shirt

32% of starters have won a White Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon shirt

150 of starters did not finish their Celtman ! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

10% of starters did not finish their Celtman ! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

1000th Celtman Finisher

During the course of the 2018 race, Gérard Farina became the 1000th Celtman competitor to complete the course.  He finished 168th in a time of 17hours 27mins 15secs  At the start of the next race there will have been 991 different competitiors who have completed the Celtman course.

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon – Finishers

After 9th Edition – 2012 – 2021

6 Celtman Finishes Awards

3 individuals has finished 6 Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

Thor Hesselberg (3 Blue 3 White – 2013-2019)

Marie Meldrum (6 Blue – 2014-2021)

Rob Quarm (2 Blue 4 White – 2012-2021)

Below yet to be updated with 2021 results

8 individuals have finished 5 Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

4 individuals have finished 4 Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

25 individuals have finished 3 Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

82 individuals have finished 2 Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

871 individuals have finished 1 Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

100 individuals have started but not finished a Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon

Above yet to be updated with 2021 results

Thor Hesselberg 2013 – 2019 – Images below:

2019
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013

5 Celtman Finishes Awards

In 2021 David Kinnair joined the club with 5 (or more) Celtman finishers.  There are now 10 Celtman who have finished 5 or more Celtman and have been awarded their Red T-shirt.

The Class of 2021

David Kinnair (5 Blue)

Marc Smith (4 Blue 1 White), Keith Maclure (5 Blue), David McIntosh (2 Blue 3 White) Billy Vosnakis (4 Blue 1 White) Rob Quarm (1 Blue 4 White) – 2019

Marie Meldrum (5 Blue), Jimmy Dryden (2 Blue 3 White) – 2018

Thor Hesselberg (3 Blue 2 White)  – 2017

Chris Godfree (5 Blue) 2016

Marc Smith
Keith Maclure
David Macintosh
Billy Vosnakis
Rob Quarm

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon – Winners

Year

Overall

Women’s

Men’s Vet

Women’s Vet

Men’s Sup Vet

2021

103 Blue / 39 White

142 finished / 153 started

Ewan Brown

10:56:37

(Course Record)

Eilidh Prise (15)

13:08:26

(Women’s Course Record)

Peter Fenwick (7)

12:10:09

Mirjam Allik (16)

13:08:37

(Women’s Vet Course Record)

Grahame Veitch (25)

13:55:13

2019

86 Blue / 81 White

167 finished / 202 started

Johan Hasselmark

11:52:05

(1st Celtman with 2 overall titles)

Rebecca Hoare (12)

14:30:52

Graeme Stewart (3)

12:41:50

Jennie McColl (65)

17:01:20

Steven Vaughan (33)

15:42:00

2018

102 Blue / 71 White

173 finished / 189 started

Harry Wiltshire

11:39:48

Mirjam Allik (11)

14:05:25

David Fraser (10)

14:04:20

Marie Meldrum (15)

14:16:28

Chris Knight (23)

14:54:28

2017 (LC only)

81 Blue / 75 White

156 finished / 168 started

Chris Stirling

10:34:53

Marie Meldrum (23)

12:42:17

(1st to win 2 Women’s titles)

Odd Ivar Solvold (3)

11:12:00

Marie Meldrum (23)

12:42:17

John French (33)

13:08:13

2016

133 Blue / 25 White

158 finished / 174 started

Lassie Finstad

11:42:20

Bonnie van Wilgenburg (9)

13:13:06

Matteo Annovazzi (4)

12:36:23

Marie Meldrum (26)

14:17:09

Herve Temmerman (49)

15:16:56

2015

87 Blue / 70 White

157 finished / 172 started

Dirk Zangen

11:51:14

Siobhan Prise (14)

14:01:44

Dirk Zangen

11:51:14

(Vets Course Record)

Katherine Woie (44)

15:18:25

Scott Moina (35)

15:03:00

2014

93 Blue / 46 White

139 finished / 155 started

Johan Hasselmark

11:41:30

Mairie Meldrum (24)

14:22:36

Stuart Macleod (3)

12:11:25

(1st to retain a title and to win 2 Men Vets titles)

Jan Rogers (47)

15:35:00

Tom Phillips (15)

13:41:14

(Super Vets Course Records)

2013 (11 HC Only)

48 Blue / 53 White

101 finished / 127 started

Graeme Stewart

12:16:15

Kathrin Muller (11)

13:05:01

Stuart Macleod (3)

12:26:38

Wendy Gorman (64)

14:48:47 (white)

Craig Dring (12)

12:23:49

2012*

110 Blue / 11 White

121 finished / 124 started

Alex Glasgow

12:09:48

Susanne Buckele (15)

13:55:53

Alex Glasgow

12:09:48

Julie Fewster (104)

19:48:10

Scott Balfour (68)

16:41:41

Note: In the inaugural 2012 Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon the cut off point for ‘Blue’ shirt finishers was an hour longer than the current rules allow.

Only three Celtman and one Celtwoman have won a title more than once.

Stuart Macleod was the men’s MV winner in both 2013 and 2014.

Marie Meldrum has won the Women’s race on two occasions, the first time in 2014 in the FS class and then again in 2017 in the FV class.  In 2018 she completed a sequence of 3 FV titles, 2016, 17 & 18.  Currently the only Celtman to win a title 3 years sin succession.

2017 also saw Chris Stirling win the MS event for the second time.  In 2015 he had been 2nd overall to Dirk Zangen who competed in the MV class.

In 2019 Johan Hasslemark became the first repeat winner of the overall title having previously won the event in 2014.  He joins Chris Stirling as a repeat winner of the MS title.

 

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon – Chris Stirling Award

Chris Stirling Award

Introduced in 2019 in memory of 5 time Celtman, Chris Stirling, who sadly was lost to the Celtman family earlier in the year.

The award of the Chris Stirling Trophy will be decided each year by experienced Celtmen and Women and will take in to account individuals who encapsulate and promote the spirit of the event and what it means to be a Celtman or Women.

2019 (and inaugural) Chris Stirling Award Winner

Ryan Maclean

4 Celtman Starts (2012 – White, 2013 – DNF, 2014 – White, 2018 – White)

Support Runner in 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015

2021 – Geraint Ashton Jones

(Photographer and Hall of Fame)

The Celtman family recognised the work one of the photographers who cover Celtman!  Geraint has attended every Celtman and also compiles the Hall of Fame.

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon – Course Records

We are showing two course records.  The course record when the high route was available and the course record when only the low route could be used.  The 6th edition of Celtman! was the first occasion when no athlete were allowed on the high course.  In 2013 the 1st 11 athletes completed the high route before it was closed by mountain rescue.

Overall – Course Records

Overall course records are based on 1312 starters.

High Course Record

2021 - 10:56:37 - Ewan Brown

Top 10 Fastest Times – High Course

Year Time Name
2021 10:56:37 Ewan Brown
2021 11:19:24 Stephen Derrett
2021 11:25:15 Douglas Roberts
2021 11:37:48 Ian Russell
2018 11:39:48 Harry Wiltshire
2014 11:41:30 Johan Hasselmark
2016 11:42:20 Lasse Finstad
2015 11:51:14 Dirk Zangen
2019 11:52:05 Johan Hasselmark
2018 11:55:03 Alan Semple

Low Course Record

2017 - 10:34:53 - Chris Stirling

Top 10 Fastest Times – Low Course

Year Time Name
2017 10:34:53 Chris Stirling
2017 10:37:36 Alan Semple
2017 11:12:00 Odd Ivar Solvold
2017 11:29:39 Gert Zangen
2017 11:45:58 Nick Williamson
2017 11:51:44 Matthew Page
2017 11:53:36 Chris Watson
2017 11:57:53 Francesco Mirando
2017 12:01:54 Alexander Gullesen
2017 12:06:25 Alex Kemp

Women’s Overall – Course Records

Women’s overall course records are based on 167 starters.

Women’s High Course Record

2021 - 13:08:26 - Eilidh Prise

Top 10 Women’s Fastest Times – High Course

Year Time Name
2021 13:08:26 Eilidh Prise
2021 13:08:37 Marjan Allik
2016 13:13:06 Bonnie van Wilgenburg
2016 13:25:15 Ruth Crewe
2016 13:39:12 Emma Lamont
2016 13:53:51 Rebekka Trkenmuller
2012 13:55:33 Susanne Buckenlei
2021 14:00:10 Hannah Saitch
2015 14:01:44 Siobhan Prise
2018 14:05:25 Mirjam Allik

Note:  Kathrin Müller’s time in 2013 of 13:05:01 is not included for record purposes due to weather conditions necessitating an abridged high level course.

Women’s Low Course Record

2017 - 12:14:17 - Marie Meldrum

Top 10 Women’s Fastest Times – Low Course

Year Time Name
2017 12:42:17 Marie Meldrum
2018 13:06:36 Tabea Ruegge
2017 13:26:01 Mirjam Allik
2018 13:28:22 Reanne Miller
2018 13:32:45 Jan Rogers
2017 13:36:10 Alexandra Mitschke
2018 13:53:29 Claire Campbell
2014 13:57:37 Kay McWilliam
2018 13:58:42 Angela Mudge
2019 14:20:07 Catriona Macleod

Mens Senior – Course Records

Men’s Senior course records are based on 498 starters.

High Course Record

2021 - 10:56:37 - Ewan Brown

Low Course Record

2017 - 10:34:53 - Chris Stirling

Women’s Senior – Course Records

Women’s senior course records are based on 100 starters.

Women’s High Course Record

2021 - 13:08:26 - Eilidh Prise

Low Course Record

2018 - 13:06:36 - Tabea Ruegge

Men’s Veteran – Course Records

Men’s veteran course records are based on 476 starters.

High Course Record

2015 - 11:51:14 - Dirk Zangen

Low Course Record

2017 - 11:12:00 - Odd Ivar Solvold

Women’s Veteran – Course Records

Women’s veteran course records are based on 56 starters.

High Course Record

2021 - 13:08:37 - Marjam Allik

Women’s Low Course Record

2017 - 12:14:17 - Marie Meldrum

Men’s Super Veteran – Course Records

Men’s super veteran course records are based on 171 starters.

High Course Record

2014 - 13:41:13 - Tom Phillips

Low Course Record

2013 - 12:23:49 - Craig Dring

Women’s Super Veteran – Course Records

Women’s super veteran course records are based on 11 starters.

High Course Record

2016 - 14:59:37 - Ali Hollington

Low Course Record

2018 - 13:32:45 - Jan Rogers

Men’s Vintage – Course Records

Men’s vintage course records are based on 10 starters.

High Course Record

2021 - 16:14:14 - James Allan

Low Course Record

2018 - 14:49:36 - Christopher Harrison

Women’s Vintage – Course Records

Women’s vintage course records are based on 1 starter.

High Course Record

No competitors

Low Course Record

2018 - 16:35:46 - Jan Rogers

Men’s Super Vintage – Course Records

Men’s super vintage course records are based on 1 starter.

High Course Record

2012 - 20:36:15 - Milos Kostic

Low Course Record

No competitors

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon – Swim Records

The Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon starts with a 3.4km swim course where the competitors enter Loch Shieldaig at Inverbain and exit into T1 at the village of Shieldaig.  The state of the tide and wind direction, as well as sea state, can have a significant effect on swim times.

Men’s Swim Record

2012 - 00:39:54 - Bobby Oag

All Swim Times < 45 minutes

Year Time Name
2012 00:39:54 Bobby Oag
2018 00:41:01 Harry Wiltshire
2012 00:41:10 Lefteris Paraskevas
2016 00:41:30 Andrew Duggan
2018 00:42:17 Mark Duggan
2018 00:43:05 Juuso Manninen
2021 00:43:16 Ruben Villalain
2016 00:43:33 Marcin Gorka
2016 00:43:45 Lasse Finstad
2018 00:43:50 Andre Stubs
2012 00:44:35 John Nykvist
2012 00:44:48 Michael Hall
2012 00:44:57 Kevin Bailey

Women’s Swim Record

2021 - 00:46:14 - Catriona Quirie

Women’s Swim Times < 50 minutes

Year Time Name
2021 00:46:14 Catriona Quirie
2021 00:47:16 Emma Holt
2021 00:47:34 Eilidh Prise
2018 00:48:42 Mirjam Allik
2016 00:49:14 Emma Lamont
2013 00:49:52 Alexandra Cremona
2013 00:49:56 Kathrin Müller
2016 00:49:59 Naomi Shinkins

Bobby Oag is the only Celtman to have broken 40 minutes for the swim.  11 further Celtmen have broken 45 minutes.

Only 5 women have broken 50 minutes for the swim.

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon – Cycle Records

The Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon cycle route is 202km from Shieldaig, travelling up the length of Glen Torridon before completing a clockwise route via Gairloch, Poolewe, Garve and Achnasheen finally completing at T2 Achnashellach Forrest.  The route includes 2000m of ascent.

Men’s Cycle Record

2021 - 05:27:14 - Andrew Duggan

All Cycle Times < 5 hours 45 mins

Year Time Name
2021 05:27:14 Andrew Duggan
2021 05:27:43 Ewan Brown
2021 05:36:26 Peter Fenwick
2021 05:41:29 Stephen Derrett
2021 05:42:26 Basel Razouk
2016 05:44:52 Andrew Duggan

Women’s Cycle Record

2021 - 06:25:58 - Hannah Saitch

Women Cycle Times < 6 hours 45 mins

Year Time Name
2021 06:25:58 Hannah Saitch
2021 06:34:44 Mirjam Allik
2014 06:41:12 Marie Meldrum
2016 06:41:58 Bonnie van Wilgenburg
2016 06:44:28 Emma Lamont
2016 06:44:48 Ali Hollington

6 Celtmen have broken  5 hours 45 mins  for  the cycle.  Similarly 6 Women have gone below 6 hours 45 mins for the course.

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon – Run Records

The Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon run consists of two routes.  For those looking to win the coveted Blue shirt they need to reach transition T2a (at the base of Being Eighe in 11 hours (12 hours in 2012).  They then climb to the summit of Spidean Coire nan Coach (993M) and Ruadh-stac More (1010M) to complete a 41.6KM run from Achnashellach Forrest through the Coulin Pass over Being Eighe, down Glen Torridon to the finish at Torridon village.  Those who arrive at T2a between 11 hours and 13 hours of the start complete the White shirt route which omits the ascent of Being Eighe and takes the competitors behind Liatach to the finish at Torridon.

Men’s Run Record – High Course

2021 - 04:29:13 - Ewan Brown

All Run Times High Course < 4 hours 50 mins

Year Time Name
2021 04:29:13 Ewan Brown
2014 04:37:06 Johan Hasselmark
2021 04:38:26 Douglas Roberts
2013 04:41:19 Johan Hasselmark
2021 04:43:05 Stephen Derrett
2012 04:45:39 Alex Glasgow
2019 04:46:53 Johan Hasselmark
2012 04:47:01 Sean McFarlane
2015 04:47:24 Chris Stirling
2021 04:49:22 Ian Russell
2014 04:49:49 Chris Stirling

Women’s Run Record – High Course

2016 - 05:23:44 - Eilidh Prise

Women’s Times High Course < 6 hours

Year Time Name
2021 05:23:44 Eilidh Prise
2016 05:24:03 Ruth Crewe
2016 05:29:49 Bonnie van Wilgenburg
2021 05:33:26 Mirjam Allik
2016 05:40:37 Rebekka Trukenmuller
2015 05:55:50 Siobhan Prise
2016 05:57:33 Emma Lamont
2019 05:58:53 Rachel Hunt
2018 05:59:13 Mirjam Allik

Men’s Run Record – Low Course

2017 - 03:11:49 - Alan Semple (Image from 2018_

Women’s Run Record – Low Course

2017 - 04:22:30 - Marie Meldrum

In 2013 Kathrin Müller was the only female to make the high course before bad weather closed the mountain section on the top of Beinn Eighe.  Her offical run time is not for the complete high level route as due to the bad weather she came off the mountain part of the way around for safety.  She maintained her place for legitimate reasons but I have not included her run time of 4:54:23 in the offical statistics due to the shorten course.  She still completed a remarkabel race in very poor conditions and was in 11th place on reaching T2a.

CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlon – Special Celtman!

Anyone who completes the Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon is special and their achievement is the culmination of months of dedicated training and meeting their own personal challenges to complete the course.  However as with any event there are competitors who’s achievement in an individual race or over a series of races warrant mention.  Below are some of the Celtman competitors who have caught the eye.  The list is only a personal one of Alligin Photography and I appreciate that I have never competed in an event like Celtman, as a swim like a pepple though I was reasonable on a bike and did quite well in ultra endurance running in my younger days.  There are no laid down criteria who I write up and I would alway listen to a case being made for someone who is not listed who you think should be.

Johan Hasslemark

In 2019 Johan Hasslemark became the first Celtman competitor to win the overall race for a second time repeating his win from 2014. 2019 was his third Celtman race and his remarkable achievements in Celtman include never having finished lower than 2nd (2013), a new course record when winning in 2014 and he remains the holder of the fastest run, again from 2014 (4:37:06). In 2019 it was once more his running ability which delivered the title as he passed early leader Fraser Cartmell and the Graeme Stewart ( who had held on in 2013 for the win) to take an emphatic first place. His 2019 win was also the first time that a Celtman, on the high course, has recorded two sub 12 hour course times. 2019 - 11:52:05, 2014 - 11:41:30 and for the record his time in 2013 was 12:23:41

Marie Meldrum

In 2017 Marie Meldrum became the first Celtman women to defend a title when she retained her Women's Veteran category win, Stuart Macleod had defended his Men's Veterans win in 2014. She was also the overall Women's winner in 2017 repeating her win from 2014, when competing in the Women's open category. She is currently the only competitor to have won two open category titles. She has four category wins to her name in total plus the Women's Veteran record for both High and Low course and the Women's record for the Low course. Finally she holds the Women's Low Course run record and also the Women's Cycle record.

Jeff Glasbrenner

2014 - Jeff Glasbrenner becomes the first amputee to complete Celtman - 19:34:56. Having lost his right leg from just below the knee in a farming accident Jeff not only completed the gruelling course but also achieved a Blue shirt finish. Some achievement when considering the size of the scree shoot at Coirie Mhic Fhearchair he successfully navigated.

Chris Godfree

A special mention goes to Chris Godfree from Edinburgh RC. His 50th place in time of 15:17:58 was his 5th Blue Shirt finish. He came 12th in the first ever Celtman in 2012 [ 13:28:20] and then had three consecutive top ten finishes:- 2013 7th [13:14:57]; 2014 6th [12:43:56]; 2015 - 7th [13:03:46]. A remarkable achievement of consistency over the first five CELTMAN! Extreme Scottish Triathlons

Thor Hessenberg

Thor missed the inaugural Celtman! Extreme Scottish Triathlon but successfully completed the next 5 with a best placed finish of 11th in 2015. He earned a White shirt in 2013 & 2017 with Blue finishes in 2014, 2015 & 2016. Having missed 2018 he returned to the Celtman course in 2019, winning a White shirt and becoming the first Celtman with 6 shirts to his name.

Stuart Macleod

Stuart Macleod finished in the top ten of the three Celtman he competed in- 3rd 2014, 3rd 2013, 4th 2012 He als o became the first Celtman to defend a title with his 2014 (12:11:25) win in the Men's Veteran category, a race hs also won in 2013 (12:26:38)

Sean McFarlane

2nd in the inaugural Celtman of 2012 followed by 8th (2013), 14th (2014) and 5th (2015)