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Ennis Triathlon Club is proud to announce that it is hosting the inaugural “Ennis Triathlon Challenge” and Try a Tri race on Saturday the 26th of July. This will be a sprint distance triathlon event based around Ballyalla Lake and the Auburn Lodge Hotel and The River Lodge Leisure Centre.
The “Ennis Triathlon Challenge” course will be a perfect race for newcomers to the world of triathlon as well as seasoned triathletes who are chasing PB’s on this predominantly flat, fast course.
The Try a Tri will consist of a very managable 200 meter swim followed by a 20km cycle and a 4.5km run.
The sprint distance race starts with a 750 meter swim from the river mouth in the lake, swimming out into the centre of the lake and back to the slipway across from Lake View Stores. The transition area will be located on the grass area behind the slipway. The 20km cycle will proceed from the lake side to Ennis Supply Co. Ltd. on Gort Road, and then out to the Crusheen roundabout and back the same route to Ballyalla. This is a mainly flat open road with very little traffic as a result of the by-pass. We expect that some quick bike times will be put in here. The 4.5km run will proceed from the lake side out the Ruan road to the end of Costello’s estate. Turn right here up Stonepark hill towards the Gort road. At the junction, turn right towards Ennis. The last 2km of the run will be downhill which will produce some fast run times. The race finish line will be in the car park on the Ruan side of Ballyalla Lake. This will add to the excitement for the spectators when they see the race finishers make the final dash for the line.
We are confident that this will become a popular event in the Irish Triathlon calendar both with triathletes and spectators alike. This is a fantastic venue. The course is superb, mainly flat and fast. Ballyalla is also very accessible, just minutes from the M18 motorway. It will be a family friendly event with children’s entertainment and face painting. There will also be music and on-site gourmet catering.
This is a Triathlon Ireland Sanctioned event.
Race enteries are available through Triathlon Ireland