After long months of training and preparation, the 2018 Triathlon season kicks off in the Mid-West in April. Our Try-a-Tri event is often the first step into the sport, and is popular with junior and adult athletes, while the Sprint event is often dominated by Junior athletes (16 to 19-year-olds). Our Olympic distance triathlon is the only pool-based Standard distance event on the Triathlon Ireland calendar and is popular with those who are aiming for an early distance event to get some race miles in. With 3 distances on offer, we often have entire families participating, and we will have athletes aged from 16 to 65 and beyond in action.
There are traditionally a large number of entries from our neighbours in Ennis, Boru, GoTri, Galway, Nenagh, Cork, Tipp, Clonmel, Eden, Predator, Tralee and Trilakes, and we also have big travelling parties and entries too from Pulse, Fingal, Belpark, Wexford, Westport, Blackwater and Cobh.
With such an early in the season event, it’s hard to predict who will be fastest, but with plenty of age group prizes on offer from our prize pot of over €3400, there will be plenty of winners.
We look forward to welcoming our 600 athletes to UL and have fingers crossed for a perfect Spring day.
Every year the Limerick Triathlon Club organise a Triathlon on the grounds of UL in memory of fellow triathlete, friend & club member Joey Hannan. Joey was a true athlete, an elite before his time and one of 8 kids in his family. Each year this event is well supported by his siblings, nieces, nephews and mother.
Every Year the race is run from the grounds of UL. Thanks to the excellent staff and caretakers of the Grounds the facilities are excellent. There are try-a-Tri/Novice, Junior Tri, Sprint & Olympic events all taking place on the same day.
All races have a pool swim, which means that this event is able to take place early in the Triathlon season. It also means that you will not need to wear a wet-suit. The Bike and Run courses are relatively flat and well Marshalled, making the race fast and safe for all, and very un-intimidating for new athletes.
The 2018 event will take place on Sunday, 29th April 2018.
Entries will open online on January 22nd, 2018 at 09:00 (TBC) through the following link:
Entries for all race distances have sold out
We know that life and training do not always go according to plan! In the event that you enter but cannot race – we will try to help you work something out. Limerick Triathlon Club does not facilitate refunds, however, we would happy to assist in transferring your entry to another athlete. This will be managed and facilitated by our Race Secretary if requested up to and including 11th April 2018.
NO RACE TRANSFERS WILL BE ACCOMODATED AFTER THIS DATE
Given the annual high demand for the race, we also understand that there may be people who miss out on entry. Please email our Race Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. This too must be done before 11th April 2018 in order to be added to a waiting list.
Joey Hannan 2017 saw athletes swim, bike and run over three distances (Try-a-Tri, Sprint and Olympic). We had over 80 marshals helping out in what was a very successful, safe and fun race!
A Full race report for the 2017 race is available in our News section of the website.
If you would would like to volunteer at our next event, please contact our Race Director, who would be delighted to hear from you at email@example.com
Annually the club run an open evening to explain the race etiquette and rules of Triathlon for novice entries. Entrants to the Novice and Sprint events will be emailed and invited to come along.
In 2017 we also ran a beginners training day which was very well attended and the feedback from the people who attended was very positive. We intend to run this event again and as above details will be emailed to all entrants nearer the time to confirm dates and other details.
All competitors taking part in this Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event must hold T.I. Racing/Student/Junior membership or One Day Licence. A licence will ensure that you are covered by Triathlon Ireland Insurance for the duration of the event. If you are a Triathlon Ireland Racing/Student/Junior member BUT do not have your card in time for registration you must purchase a One Day Licence. If you are not a Triathlon Ireland Racing/Student/Junior member you will need to purchase a One Day Licence. This must be done through the Triathlon Ireland website.