Duathlon fever hits Castlebar tomorrow

Adventure racing

Tomorrow, Saturday March 24, will see some 300 participants take part in the third annual Harlequin Adventure Duathlon. This is a mix of running and cycling over a hilly course. There is a slight change in the course this year with no off road section, reducing the course to 34.5km instead of the 38km of last year. For those who are taking part a standard racer will do perfectly for the bike sections and your normal runners will do for all of the running sections.

The full duathlon takes in a 3km run, a 6.5km cycle, a 8.5km mountain run, a 14km cycle rounded off with a 3km run. Also taking place on the day will be a mini duathlon comprising a 3km run, a 5km cycle, and a 3km run. Registration will take place in the Harlequin Hotel this evening from 6pm to 8pm and on Saturday from 7.15am to 8.15am. For more information log on to www.runireland.com Castlebar sprint triathlon launched

The inaugural Exposure Castlebar Sprint Distance Triathlon takes place on Sunday, April 22. The race is being jointly hosted by Exposure Outdoor Shop, GMIT Castlebar Students Union, and Liquid Motion Triathlon Club. The event will consist of a 750m pool based swim, a 20km bike leg, and 5km run. The cost of entry is €35 for an individual and €60 for a relay team. The event is an ideal opportunity for newcomers to the sport to test their stamina.

The Exposure Castlebar Sprint Distance Triathlon is open for entry via www.triathlonireland.com And for all other information find Exposure Castlebar Sprint Distance Triathlon on Facebook.

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