Our Try-a-Tri event is the first step into the sport for many participants, 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 there will also with plenty of age group prizes on offer.
We look forward to welcoming our 600 athletes to UL and have fingers crossed for a perfect Spring day.
Limerick Triathlon Club organised a Triathlon for over 20years 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.
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 welcoming for new athletes.
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 protected]
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.
Over the past two years we have also run a beginners training day which has received very positive feedback. Participants of the training day feel more comfortable with the pool exit and transition, and get a sneak peek at the bike and run courses! 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.
Important Safety Message –
We are delighted to announce a new cycle route for this year’s Joey Hannan Memorial Triathlon, which will see cyclists go out and back the old Dublin Road. The new route crosses the railroad tracks and our race director has devised a cover for the crossing that, along with a strictly enforced neutral zone, will make the crossing safe on race day.
However, we ask that if you are practicing the route in advance of raceday, please follow the posted safety precautions and dismount your bike before crossing the tracks. This is a notoriously dangerous crossing due to the angle of the tracks, and we have all been witness to falls and crashes. For your own safety and that of your fellow cyclists, please dismount at the tracks – they will only be covered on race day.