RACE NINE – WORLDS END CASTLECONNELL – RACE DETAILS
Worlds End Triathlon
19th August 2017
Friday 19th August Castleconnell Community Hall, Castleconnell
18.00pm Registration Opens
21.00pm Registration Closes
Saturday 20th August Castleconnell Co.Limerick.
9:00am Registration Opens @ Castleconnell Community Hall
10.30am Registration Closes @ Castleconnell Community Hall
10.30am Transition 1 Opens @ Worlds End, Castleconnell Boat House, Castleconnell
10.30am Transition 2 Opens @ Castleconnell Play ground
10.30am Marshals Briefing @ Charcos Corner
11.00am Transition 2 Closes @ Castleconnell Play ground
11.20pm Transition 1 Closes @ Worlds End, Castleconnell Boat House,
11.35pm Athlete Race Briefing @ Worlds End, Castleconnell Boat House,
11.55pm Sprint Athletes called to the water start
11:50pm Course lockdown & Final checks
11.55 pm Sprint Swimmers Enter water – Wave 1
12.00 noon Race start wave 1
12.03pm Sprint Swimmers Enter water – Wave 2
12.05pm Race start wave 2
12.10pm Try A Tri Athletes Enter Water at the Reeds
12.15pm Try A Tri Swim starts
“Safety & Enjoyment is our Moto”
Register first; you will not gain access to transition without first registering at Community
You will have to place your runners separately in T2 (Play ground)
Please proceed to transition (T1) with your bike without delay (approx 20 min walk)
All bikes will be checked for roadworthiness before they can be brought in to transition(T1).
If your bike is deemed unsafe, you will be asked to remedy the faults. Unsafe bikes will not be
permitted to race and no refunds will be accommodated.
Bike racks are numbered
You will be provided with two race numbers. This must be fitted in place on your race
apparel. Race belts are permitted.
The race number must be clearly displayed on your back during the cycle section of the
race and on you front during the run section
Torso must be covered during the entire race
Obey marshals and Garda instructions at all times
Safety is an absolute – no deviations or exceptions will be tolerated
Registration will open for three hours on Friday 19th August evening from 18.00pm till
21.00pm. This is an ideal chance to view the course and we would ask anyone who can, too please
register on this night
On race day 19th August, registration opens at 09.00am and closes promptly at 10.30am.
Please bring with you Triathlon Ireland registration card for inspection. No other proof of
ID is accepted.
Non-TI members must purchase a one-day-license in advance of the race directly from
the Triathlon Ireland website; licenses may be purchased up to mid night Thursday 17th August
Race T-shirts will be given to athletes in the goodie bags. Allocation of sizes has been
based on your response to questions during the initial on-line registration. ( sizes can not be
Race times will be measured using the Titan Timing system using electronic chips. Chips
are contained on Velcro straps and therefore placement of the strap is critical to optimum
performance. Wrap the strap around your leg, just above the ankle and ensure that it is firmly in
place. Chip placement should be verified once you remove your wetsuit at the end of the swim leg.
Please ensure you remove your chip immediately after you cross the finish line. You will be held
financially responsible for any chips not returned. ( €80 euro charge for non returned chips)
If you retire from the race, inform your nearest marshal and please return your timing chip
to the finish Line
Athletes must ensure that they are well prepared for the race. General health should be good
and they will be expected to have familiarized themselves with the course in advance.
The Worlds End Triathlon is a Triathlon Ireland sanctioned race. All athletes must follow
Triathlon Ireland rules and regulations and should therefore familiarize themselves with such.
Any form of external assistance such as coaching, pacing, provision of any materials is
Abusive behavior from competitors or their supporters will not be tolerated. Any
transgression of this regulation will be heavily penalized and may result in disqualification
Any referee decisions will be posted on the athlete Penalty board at transition within 1 hour
of the race finishing. Appeals must be in written format and be submitted within 1 hour of the
referee’s decision being posted as per TI guidelines.
Transitions will open from 10.30am to 11.20am on race day.
Please note that there is two transitions know as T1 and T2
Entrance to transition is strictly controlled, only those registered athletes will be permitted
entry. Family members, friends, coaches, media personnel etc are not allowed in the transition
area, athletes will be expected to enforce these rules
As stated previously, only road worthy bikes will be allowed in transition
Bike racks will be clearly marked – you must rack your bike in this area, and this area only.
Only that equipment that is essential to your race may be left in your transition area. As
space is limited, please adhere to this ruling; transition marshals will perform regular checks.
During the race, maintain your equipment in an orderly manner. Equipment deemed to be
causing an obstruction will be removed.
From the swim exit T1 – once your helmet is in place and clipped ONLY then may you
remove your bike from its racked position.
From the bike return T2 – rack bike fully & correctly and ONLY then remove your helmet
Once you finish your race, please do not loiter in the transition area, please think of other
competitors still in the race. Please remove your bike and race equipment.
There will be a clearly marked relay holding area in Transition 1 and 2.
No Bags or Boxes are permitted in Transition area- (there will be an area clearly marked
adjacent to T1/T2.
Wetsuits are obligatory. If you are not wearing a wetsuit, you will not be permitted to enter
the river. Once in the river, you are not permitted to remove your wetsuit
Swim caps provided must be worn.
There will be two waves in the sprint tri and one wave in the try a tri. Please make way for
strong swimmers to maneuver to the head of the field. Weaker swimmers should move to the rear
of the pack
Safety is our primary concern throughout the swim section. The swim section will be well
marshaled by boat and canoe.
If you wish to retire from the swim, please remain calm, lie on your back and raise a
clenched fist in the air. A boat or canoeist will come to your assistance.
If a swim marshal deems it necessary, you can be removed from the water for your own
There will be a safety cut off of 40 minutes for the swim section
You must swim the full course. Anyone identified cutting the corners will be stopped,
turned back and made go around the corner properly.
Bike section consists of 1 lap
You must have your helmet secured in place at all times
No cycling through transition
Mount/Dismount lines will be strictly enforced
Failure to comply with the above rules will result in a 2 minute Stop-Go Penalty
Obey marshals and Garda instructions at all times
Rules of the road apply throughout
Drafting is the term to describe the act of taking shelter behind or beside another
competitor or vehicle, within the “Draft Zone” during the cycling segment. Competitors are not
allowed to Draft and all competitors must reject any attempt by others to draft. The Draft Zone is an
area of 10 metres behind the front wheel of the competitor’s bicycle. A competitor may enter the
draft zone but must be seen to be making forward progress. A maximum of 20 seconds will be
allowed for a competitor to pass through the draft zone. If warned by a draft marshal, you must
immediately comply with their orders. Failure to comply with such orders can result in
disqualification. A new blue card will be used to indicate a drafting penalty violation on the cycle.
Once you have returned from the cycle section, rack your bike and only then unclip your
helmet. Failure to perform this procedure will result in penalties.
A single loop around the village.
The run section is NOT on closed roads, and, in certain sections, the run and bike courses
overlap. (Please pay particular attention at Nelsons Cross) Please take care and maintain a safe
road position to allow cyclists to pass
Please follow marshal instructions
Once the swim section is complete, the swimmer should proceed to the ‘Transition area and
pass on their chip to the cyclist.
Chip exchange can only take place in the Relay Pen in each Transition.
The cyclist must then proceed to their racked bike, don their helmet and clip it in position
and only then remove their bike from the rack. Cyclists cannot bring their helmet to the holding
At T2 the cyclist must rack their bike, once this is done; they can proceed and transfer the
timing chip to their runner in the relay pen. The runner can then proceed with the run section.
Teams will only receive times once the timing chip is worn by all 3 team members or two
in some instances
Each member must behave as all other competitors; equipment must be stowed safely away
before proceeding to the holding area.
Prizes will be presented in the Castleconnell Community Hall after the race.
It is expected to be 1 hour after the last competitor crosses the line.( approx 3pm)
All timing chips must be returned at the finish line. The cost of replacing chips will be
passed on to the athlete. A bin will be provided to collect chips
Please move away from the finish line as quickly as possible. Remember, there are other
Toilets and Showers will be available at the Castleconnell Boat Club ( near T1)
No parking will be allow after Charcos Bar- Car free zone
Car Parks are available at – Castle Oaks Hotel 30 mins walk to start
- Rear of Super Value 20 mins walk to start
- Along side Castleconnell National School 20mins walk to start
-In Bruach Na Sionna estate across the road from the Finish line/
-Along the Mall near parallel to the river
Community Hall. 20mins walk to start
Safe Spectator Viewing is recommended at the following locations-
Car Park at the Castleconnell Boat Club (see swim & T1)
Charcos Bar (see cycle and run)
Daly’s Cross (see cycle and run)
Along the Mall (by the River) approaching village (see cycle & run)
George Lees Shop in the village centre (see cycle and & run)
Walk from Lees shop to finish line 50 metres (see cycle & run)
Tea and Coffee will be available in the Castleconnell Parish Hall after the race