The 21st of May, 2011 will see the launch of the very first Triathlon to ever be held in Spiddal Co. Galway! Prospective participants are spoilt for choice with both Sprint distance and Olympic distance races on offer in this picturesque & popular seaside village, located on the West coast of Ireland.
So who is this event aimed at?
NewToTri.com spoke with the race organisers and asked that very question.
What makes the Galway Triathlon – Spiddal so beginner friendly?
“To start off with the swim takes in two of Spiddal’s Blue Flag beaches and you can see from the picture that it’s mostly sheltered by the original stone pier. The cycle takes you into the heart of Connemara on closed roads, on a simple out and back course. There’s a hill leading out of Spiddal, but you’ll be rewarded with the stunning views of the Aran Islands you’ll get from the top. The flat run is on a 2.5km loop taking in the pier where you start as well as Spiddal village”
It’s clear that the Galway Spiddal Triathlon is a race that has been designed with both beginner Triathletes and Multi-sport veterans in mind. 500 places were made available over both events and so far both are proving to be extremely popular.
This event is also a great boost for the newly established Connemara Triathlon Club, TriSport (website: trisport.ie ) , whos’ members can only benefit from having two new and high profile races such a the Spiddal Triathlon and Galway 70.3 Ironman on their doorstep!
Having looked at my own Tri calendar and considered this location, it’s a race which I might end up doing myself!
The very best of luck to all participating in and organising this event.
For more information on the Galway Spiddal Triathlon visit: www.galwaytriathlon.com