PHOENIX PARK DUATHLON: JUNE RACE

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The second of the 2018 #PhoenixParkDuathlon Series races takes place this evening, Wednesday the 6thof June in the Phoenix Park – with registration open from 5.30pm. Online entries are now closed, but limited entries are available on the day – arrive early. We are expecting a field of 230 competitors in the senior race, with the up and coming talent racing before that in the junior races. Arrive early and give the future of Irish triathlon some well deserved encouragement!

Competitor Race Briefing

Download & read in full for details on parking, start times, waves, course description, safety information, prizes and weather.

Entry List – Wave Allocations

You will be allocated to one of 3 waves – please check the list here

Please ensure you bring your TI 2018 membership card or your One Day Membership print out as well as photographic ID in the form of a passport or driving licence. If you have your 2018 TI card but no photo on it, bring your 2017 card with photo along as well!

Wave 1 is off at 7.30pm with waves 2 and 3 starting at 7.40 and 7.50pm. Wave allocations are fixed and cannot be changed – your time will be based off your chip. A printed list of wave allocations will be on display near the registration area.

Enjoy your race and post photos of your race experience on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #PhoenixParkDuathlon

 

RACE RECAP

Belpark Triathlon Club is expecting over 200 competitors, from 20 clubs representing everywhere from Cork to Donegal. Portmarnock  Tri club has pipped Pulse Tri Club for the largest club represented accolade, Belpark as organising club still managed to get a good few competitors in as well! This is the second race of the race series so we will see some of the top racers of the first race returning to aim for the overall series title! In the male race the winner from race 1: Bryan McCrystal is back on the starting list, he will be eager to see how fast he can go on the shorter course in clockwise direction. Competition for him could come from the in form Luke McMullan as well as Peter Kern, with Jonathan Butler and Marc Flavin, both of whom had good races in April returning also. The female field sees the entire top 3 from the first race return. Can Helen White and Sarah Stapleton challenge Olivia McCartin? Jennifer O’Sullivan and Ciara Wilson should be able to mix with these at the top. Who will it be? We will find out tonight!

Before the senior races start there will be junior races of various distance – make sure you encourage the future of triathlon!

Once you finish, you’ll enjoy catching up with friends and clubmates in our finish area, with food, drinks, music, massage and free samples from several of our sponsors, including ChiaBia & Fyffes.

See the PHOENIX PARK DUATHLONS section of our website for full details of a course description and familiarise yourself with it – be aware we are going CLOCKWISE!

This is a 100% club-run event. It is fully sanctioned by Triathlon Ireland, all levels of athlete are welcome and all proceeds go back to funding club activities. The duathlon consists of a 2.5km run, followed by a 12km cycle (3 x 4km laps) and finishes with a 2nd run of 2.5km.

 

TIMETABLE

5.30 pm Registration & transition open

5.30pm Registration Opens

7.30pm Race Starts (3 waves at 7 minute intervals)

6.15pm to 7.30pm (the junior race will be taking place)

 

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