Tri the Hook 2017 wishes to acknowledge the kind support of:
SWIM “Beautiful Swim! The type of swim you want to go back out and do again” Niall Breslin
The 750 metre swim takes place in the historic Baginbun Bay. A sheltered route, the race is a run-in from the beach. Approximately 110 competitors per wave. If you are a novice and nervous about the swim please let us know, we’ll provide you with a different colour hat so our marshals on the water can keep an eye out for you!
This is a 22.19 km cycle on country roads. Competitors have described this as “very technical” with “a good mix of challenging inclines”. The cycle is a loop route on roads open to the public and traffic. There is a 20 meter climb at 19km and the final couple of kms are over winding country roadways with with inclines and dips.
This is a 5.3km run which starts off across the cliff tops overlooking Carnivan Bay and moves on to country roads. 1km in, there is a steep hill taking you up 22 metres, followed by some gentler hills for the next 3km. The final 1km of the race is on the flat, with an encouraging approach to the finish line.
Located at Ashgrove Soccer pitch at the edge of the village of Fethard-on-Sea. There is a good finishing chute for a competitive finish with loads of space for a family picnic or photographs; and to wind down. Water will be available for competitors. It is 2.7km from transition and most of the parking. We will be operating 2 x Mini-Buses from transition to the finish line for spectators; and then from the finish line back to parking/transition for competitors and spectators.
Massage and Pasta will be available for competitors at Neville’s Bar, Fethard-on-Sea after the race.
Showers available in the GAA Clubhouse afterwards.
Toilets are located at the GAA Clubhouse (Registration Point); at Transition there are 2 x Portaloos and there are also toilets at the finish line in the Soccer Clubhouse.