Remember: No Helmet = No Race …… No Exceptions
Note: There is a 250m run from the bike-rack to the mount/dismount zone.
The three courses are designed to cover everyone’s fitness and experience level;
The 76Km Expert will challenge those who are regular adventure or triathlon racers, who are capable of racing for between 4 and 6 hours while transitioning from one discipline to another. Expect mixed surface running and open country road biking (some poor sections) with several tough hill climbs.
The 40Km Sport is laid out to stretch those who like to challenge themselves to push their general fitness a bit more than normal. Expect to race for 2 to 3 hours whilst mixing disciplines. You will be biking and running in wet attire. Don’t be surprised if you have to get off the bike from time to time.
The 17Km Taster does exactly what it says on the tin. You run a pleasant 4 Km trail run around the grounds of Liss-Ard followed by a mostly flat 12Km bike on tarmac covered roads with one moderate climb before finishing with a 1Km run to the finish-line. This course should give you the taste for the 40Km course for next year!
Note: There will be cut off times at the end of the Lough Hyne Hill run section. These will be noted in the pre-race briefing.
The Expert & Sport courses will have MSAI National Series Points associated as determined by MSAI.
Running costs are met via sponsorship.
Note: Expert Course covers 76Km so only dangerous junctions will be marshaled, however the course will be heavily signed. Due care and attention must be taken at all times since the event is on open roads.
- Basic First Aid Kit (Min: 1 x Dressing Pad (field dressing), Bandage, Plasters.
- Survival blanket and whistle.
- Appropriate food and drink. There will be limited water re-filling points on the course.
- Bike Helmet, bike repair kit, spare tube, pump.
- Hat, gloves and waterproof jacket.
- Suitable footwear.
- Backpack or bum bag.
All kit will be checked at Friday night registration
Limited registration available on Saturday morning by request (not available to Expert course)
Those taking part in the Expert Course will have to take their bike to Castletownshend village (8km from Liss-Ard) on Friday night after registration where they will rack them in a secure compound overnight. You can leave your helmet, bike shoes, food, etc on the bike overnight once they are secured to the bike. You will also be able to briefly check the bike before the start on Saturday morning.
PLEASE NOTE THE FIRST EXPERT BIKE STAGE BEGINS WITH A 7% AVERAGE GRADIENT CLIMB SO MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE RIGHT GEARING BEFORE YOU RACK YOUR BIKE.
Expert course will be bused from the parking area to Castletownshend remote start line at 7:30am.
From here you can collect your bike and walk the 1Km back to the car-park.
(A good way to loosen up!)