Belpark New Members Standard Distance Tri 2016.
The event is dedicated to one of Ireland’s leading female triathletes, Caroline Kearney who was tragically killed during a cycle training session with her French team in June 2006. It is a very well organised race and takes place in the Lilliput Adventure Centre, on the shores of Lough Ennell. This race tends to sell out early. It’s a perfect race if your trying for your first Olympic distance race in 2016.
The 1500m swim in Lough Ennell, is a 1 lap, out and back, triangular, course. Stay to the left of the first and second buoys.
The 40km bike section is a fairly flat looped course. There are quite a few junctions on the course, so care should be taken. The road surface is very good in places, particularly from Kilbeggan to Tyrrellspass. Roads are heavily marshalled but are not closed so always be aware of what’s around you.
The run is 1 lap of a lovely flat course on closed country roads.
Race Summary: Arron Fox