Carlingford Olympic Triathlon

Carlingford ‘Land of legends’ Olympic Triathlon

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Setanta Tri are proud to host one of Ireland’s most scenic Olympic Distance triathlon again this year in the medieval village of  Carlingford Co. Louth.
Race Route – The Swim 1.5km
The Swim is two laps of a 750 meter course in front of Carlingford Sailing Club

Race Route – The Cycle 36km
The ‘All New’ Cycle is 1 lap course. North to Omeath, Davy’s Pub, Long Woman’s Grave, Bush, Cooley Inn, Carlingford
Check out the bike route HERE

Race Route – The Run 10km
All Flat, straight out and back 5km to Greenore and 5 km back, a nice easy finish to your race!

Entry will be through Irish Triathlon the link will be available soon.

Carlingford Triathlon Race Info.

07 September 2014

1. Registration

On race day or through Irish Triathlon website.

Race Briefing: Carlingford Sailing Club.

Swim Start: Sailing Club Slipway @10:30 am

Race Briefing: 10:00am Pre Race

Registration:

09:00-10:00hrs 7th September @ Carlingford Sailing Club

At registration, each competitor will receive their goodie bag and receive their swim cap and number, a t-shirt and timing chip. The race specific swim hat must be worn outermost during the swim leg. The timing chip should be attached to your ankle on race morning, No chip – no time!

Bikes must then be racked within the secure transition area. Spots will be NOT numbered. The transition area will be closed at 9.45am by which time all bikes must be racked.

Pre Race

On race day, both athletes and spectators are advised to park outside Sailing Club (limited parking only) adjacent to sailing club and in the village.

Transition

Only competitors will be allowed access. Toilet facilities are available at the Sailing Club. Verbal briefings from race organisers and the race referee. All competitors must attend at this time, as their timing chip will be registered and counted as they pass over timing mat onto the slipway for the start of the swim.

Swim

Their will be a one wave start. Wetsuits must be worn. Once counted onto the slipway adjacent to transition, competitors may enter the water and proceed to the start line. All competitors must wear the race specific swim cap. We appeal to swimmers to obey marshals instructions and stay behind the start line once called to order. Slower swimmers should position themselves towards the back of the pack. The race will be started by the sounding of a siren. The swim course will be two 750m laps and go anti-clockwise around a triangular course. The two marker buoys should be kept to your left. Any swimmer who gets into difficulty should follow standard protocol. Roll onto your back, try to stay calm and raise one hand in the air. A canoeist will come to your aid. At the end of the first lap, swimmers must exit the water and proceed up the slipway to go around the static marker before entering the water for a second lap. At the end of the second lap, competitors should go directly to transition. As you enter transition your chip will register your swim time. For safety reasons, please also shout out your race number when asked.


Transition 1

Transition rules will be as standard. Helmets must be fastened before bikes are touched. Do not interfere with anyone else’s equipment. If anything is knocked over by accident, please replace it. Bikes must not be mounted until you have passed the timing mat at the exit of transition.
Bike (All new bike route)

Cyclists will be funnelled to the exit from the sailing club harbour car park. Once onto the road, you turn right to begin the bike lap. Rules of the road apply at all times on the bike route. Whilst the Garda and marshals will assist with traffic control, it is ultimately the athlete’s responsibility to protect themselves and other racers. Drafting is prohibited (The word cheating, comes to mind !!) in accordance with the standard rules and rules of Triathlon Ireland. Junctions will be sign-posted and road markings will be in place.  Most junctions will also have a marshal or/and Garda in attendance. This route is on public road so gel/bar wrappers should not be discarded. Completion of the one large lap sees a sharp right turn back down towards the sailing club car park. On the small coast road to the Sailing club, approx. 500m, there will be a no overtaking rule in place. Please take care going down towards transition! Bikes must be dismounted before crossing the timing mat.

Transition 2

Bikes must be racked before helmets are unfastened. Again, please show respect for other competitors’ equipment.
Run

Once out of the transition area, turn left on road. The run route proceeds onto the main Dundalk road towards Greenore.  Aid station (water) is provided approximately 4k and 8k mark. At the finish line, we’ll provide fluids and food while your timing chip is removed. Ensure that you re-hydrate and fuel properly.

Post Race

Post race showers will be available at the Sailing Club. Food will be available at the sailing club from 1:00pm onwards. All bikes must be removed from transition after finishing the race. Prize giving will take place 2pm, once results are available and last competitor has crossed the line.

See you all then……..it’s goin’ to be a cracker !!

Race Route – The Swim 1.5km

The Swim is two laps of a 750 meter course in front of Carlingford Sailing Club

View map HERE

Race Route – The Bike 36km

The ‘All New’ Cycle is 1 lap course. North to Omeath, Davy’s Pub, Long Woman’s Grave, Bush, Cooley Inn, Carlingford
Check out the bike route HERE

Race Route – The Run 10km

All Flat, straight out and back 5km to Greenore and 5 km back, a nice easy finish to your race!

View map HERE

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