Castlebar now has a unique event of its own, its called the Days Adventure Duathlon and it will be held on Saturday March 27 with a start time of 9am. This race is a mix of running, cycling and mountain running, very much like the famous Gael force event which has proven to be a big hit in the Leenane / Westport area, Now Castlebar can boast about an event of its own with equally as stunning and challenging a terrain.
The event is using the picturesque Lough Lannagh for the first run section, the undulating/hilly roads of Rathbawn for the second cycling section and the tortuous hill run up to the booster station (Glenisland ) that overlooks Castlebar. The views up at the booster station are spectacular, Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick, Clare Island, Castlebar town and Lough Mask are only some of the views, as these can all be seen on the descent to collect the bike for the final 15k cycle back to Castlebar via Glenisland. To finish of the race competitors have a final 3k dash back to the line outside the Days Hotel for a total distance of 36 kilometres. This event is open to all abilities with the fastest expected to cross the finish line at around 11am in a time under two hours.
This event is being supported by the Gardai, Civil Defence, Mayo Sports Partnership, and Mayo County Council. Numbers are filling fast with a limit of 200 entries only allowed. For more information on registration go to www.runireland.com or contact Seb or Padraic on 0857350850 and 0877992857