1 month ago
Where are the best places to view the course?

 
  • Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are not encouraging spectating at the TriAthy 2021 event to minimise the chance of virus transmission.
  • If you are in the vicinity please stay well back from the triathletes and maintain good social distancing practices (2m minimum) insofar as possible.

1 month ago
What is "Transition"?

 
  • Transition is an area where all entrants must rack their bike and leave their essentials for the swim and run.
  • It is the area where you will be based for transition from swim to bike (known as T1) and bike to run (known as T2)
  • The transition area is a secure area, limited to entrants only.
  • At TriAthy there are separate transition zones for each of the TriAthy races.
  • Competitors should be fully aware of the movement flows in and out of transition during race day. These will be set out in detail within the race course maps.

1 month ago
What can I leave in transition?

 
  • Your bike, helmet and bike shoes.

For the TriAthy 2021 event ONLY you may leave a small bag with your belongings (towel / change of clothes) beside your bike as there will be no Bag Drop this year to reduce COVID19 transmission risk.

  • Whilst transition is fully secure, all belongings are left at owner’s risk.
  • Please note that only you and your kit will be allowed into transition.

1 month ago
How do I know when to rack my bike in the transition zone?

 
  • You will be allowed access to your transition area for racking before your race starts - the precise times will be outlined in the Athlete Guide which will be distributed in the days before race day.
  • You must pass through a bike check station on your way into your transition area.
  • Your bike must be racked in advance of the mandatry race briefing.
  • All information relating to race (and wave) starts will be emailed to you before the race in the Athlete Guide. It will also be available online ahead of race day.

1 month ago
Is the run course flat?

 
  • Yes, the run course is predominately flat.
  • Route maps and course profile available for each race on the respective links below:

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1 month ago
Can my friends and family see me at the finish line?

5.0 
  • Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are not encouraging spectators at the finish line at this year's event.
  • For this reason, we would ask for this race only, not to bring friends and family to the finish line to avoid mass-gathering and congregations.

1 month ago
Are there water stations on the run course?

3.0 
  • Yes, there will be numerous water stations on the run course.
  • Water will be available in cups on the course and in bottles at the finish line.
  • Please try to use the bins provided once you’ve finished your drink!
  • Only drop litter in the designated zones!!
  • The finalised online route maps will highlight the locations of the water stations.

1 month ago
Will there be cars on the road?

 
  • A legal road closure will be in place during TriAthy so the course is not open to normal vehicular traffic.
  • TriAthy is one of the few triathlon races in Ireland that have 36km of fully closed routes for our bike course.
  • It is possible that you will encounter a vehicle, but it should be an exceptional circumstance only.
  • You will share the road with other race entrants and you are obliged to observe the normal rules of the road.
  • Please note that there will be roaming motor bike officials and Gardai on the course.
  • In special circumstances, ambulances or local emergency traffic may have to briefly enter onto the course to deal with an unexpected event.
  • In all situations... the rules of the road will apply.

1 month ago
Where do I wear my race number while on the bike?

 
  • You will be provided with a race bib and race belt at our registration venue similar to the one below.

  • During the swim your bib will not be visible as it will be under your wetsuit.
  • During the bike section your number must be displayed on your back.
  • During the run section, it must be displayed on your front.
  • By using the race belt we provide you can easily swivel the race bib from back to front while transitioning.

1 month ago
When do I rack my bike?

 
  • The transition area is a secure area, limited to entrants only.
  • You will be allowed access to your transition area for racking before your race starts.
  • You must pass through a bike check station on your way into your transition area.
  • Your bike must be racked in time for your designated start time.
  • All information relating to race (and wave) starts will be emailed to you before the race in the Athlete Guide.
  • It will also be available online at www.triathy.ie up to 10 days ahead of race day.

1 month ago
What is a Mount Line and Dismount Line?

 

The Mount Line:

  • is the point at which you are allowed to get on your bike. You are not allowed to cycle through transition, you must push your bike to the Mount Line and then start cycling.

The Dismount Line:

  • Similarly, you must get off your bike at the Dismount Line as you come back to transition after your bike leg.

Rules:

  • The rules state that you must put on your helmet, and close the straps, before pushing your bike to the Mount Line.
  • You may not remove your helmet until you have re-racked your bike.

1 month ago
What happens if I get a puncture?

 
  • You are not allowed to receive any assistance during your race.
  • If you get a puncture you must fix it yourself or retire from the race.
  • If you get into difficulty out on the course and want assistance to return to transition, please notify one of our roaming marshals who will do their best to help you.

1 month ago
Is there water available on the cycle course?

 
  • For safety reasons there will be no water stations on the bike course.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have enough fluid to keep yourself hydrated on the bike leg.
  • There will be water available on the run course and at the finish line.

1 month ago
Do I need a helmet?

 
  • Yes - it is mandatory requirement for racing!
  • Your helmet must have no cracks and the straps must be fitted to you.
  • It must be a bike specific helmet (no hurling helmets or skiing helmets!)

1 month ago
Can I use tri-bars?

2.0 
  • Yes but all tri bars (and handlebars) must be plugged at the ends and secure.
  • All bikes will be checked by our marshals prior to being admitted into transition.

1 month ago
Can I use a Mountain Bike?

 
  • Yes.
  • The only requirement is that it must be roadworthy with working brakes and adequate tyre pressure.
  • Please also ensure that handlebar ends are capped.
  • All bikes will be checked by our marshals prior to being admitted into transition for racking and set-up.

1 month ago
What swim safety measures are in place?

5.0 
  • We are a very safety conscious event with a 100% safety record spanning over 14 years.
  • Our water rescue team are medics, rowers and canoeists who are based in the area all year round.
  • They are familiar with the behaviour and currents of the river.
  • Every person in the water will have a dedicated marshal watching them.
  • If you get into trouble, roll into the backstroke position and signal for help using your arm and one of our crew will come to your aid immediately.
  • Should you require further assistance, our ambulance crew will be on standby at the riverside.
  • Couple of additional facts about swimming at TriAthy:
    • The riverbank is never more than 20m away (the river is 40m wide at it's maximum point)
    • The river depth is generally chest high during the Summer Months.
    • The river current is normally slow and steady during the Summer Months.
    • Multiple canoeists and river-side marshals will be keeping close watch on our swimming triathletes.

1 month ago
What do I wear beneath my wetsuit?

3.5 
  • You should wear whatever you will complete the rest of the race in beneath your wetsuit.
  • This way, when you strip off your wetsuit after the swim your ready immediately to cycle.
  • Nudity in the transition area is not allowed, as it is against the rules! Wear what feels comfortable.
  • It is not advised to try new clothing on race day.
  • Train in your gear before race day if at all possible to test race conditions and the clothings effect on your body.
  • Remember lycra will dry out quicker than cotton.

1 month ago
Do I need to be able to swim?

3.7 
  • YES, for obvious safety reasons you must be able to swim as you will be entering an open water environment.
  • Our safety crews will be there to assist you if you need help.
  • However, as a guideline, we suggest you have a minimum competency of:
  • There are time limits for the swims and if you exceed them, you could be removed from the water. The time limits are:

Note: TriAthy swim race distances are TryAthy 250m, Sprint 750m, Olympic 1,500m and Double Olympic 3,000m. Click on the links to review.

SwimAthy: To aid your race preparations we strongly recommend that you to take part in SwimAthy to test the water ahead of race day. SwimAthy takes place on Sunday 29th August 2021. The River course for all TriAthy swim legs will be in place for SwimAthy.

1 month ago
Do I need goggles?

5.0 
  • Yes - Googles are mandatory!
  • No goggles = No swim as per the race rules.
  • This is for your comfort and safety.

1 month ago
Do I need a wetsuit?

3.0 
  • Yes - Wetsuits are compulsory for racing at TriAthy.
  • Your wetsuit will keep you warm and improve your swimming speed and buoyancy.
  • It is also an important safety aid in the event of experiencing difficulties.
  • We strongly recommend putting your name on the inside of your wetsuit in case it is left behind on race day.

1 month ago
Do I need a swim cap?

5.0 
  • You will be issued a TriAthy swim cap at our registration venue similar to the ones depicted below.

  • Your hat will be colour coded to identify your race grouping.
  • For warmth and comfort some triathletes choose to double up and wear their own swim cap under the official cap.
  • The official TriAthy cap must be worn as the external layer as it an essential safety feature of raceday.

1 month ago
Can I use my surfing or shortie wetsuit?

3.0 
  • Yes. Any neoprene full body wetsuit is suitable.
  • Non-triathlon wetsuits may not be as flexible around the arms and shoulders.
  • We recommend that you precise in your wetsuit in the weeks prior to the race.

SwimAthy takes place on Sunday 29th August 2021 and is an ideal opportunity for entrants to test the water ahead of race day.

  • It is a fully marshalled event, covering the exact course but without the stress of a race environment.
  • For details see www.swimathy.com.
  • SwimAthy is open to everyone and is a favourite among athletes preparing for long distance Ironman or Challenge events who want open water experience. It is also perfectly suited to first time triathletes who want to eliminate race nerves and acclimatise themselves.

1 month ago
Can I use any stroke during the swim?

5.0 
  • Yes although we recommend that you swim front crawl unless you are tired or in difficulty.
  • If you need assistance, roll into a backstroke position and signal for assistance and one of our water rescue team will come to your aid immediately.
  • SwimAthy takes place on 29 August 2021 and is an ideal opportunity for entrants to test the water ahead of race day. It is a fully marshalled event, covering the exact course but without the stress of a race environment. For details see www.swimathy.com.
  • SwimAthy is open to everyone and is a favourite among athletes preparing for long distance Iron or Challenge events who want open water experience. It is also perfectly suited to first time triathletes who want to eliminate race nerves and acclimatise themselves before the big day.

1 month ago
Which roads are closed during the event?

1.0 
  • We will list which roads and at what times that these roads will be closed as the event approaches.
  • Please be sure to plan your journey carefully, the road closures will add time to your travel.

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