Competitors and race crew endured horrific weather for the 2014 Ireman Triathlon. Swim and bike courses had to be altered as conditions changed throughout the day but we managed to look after all the athletes who performed heroics to reach the finish line.
Link for bike course information
Details of the revised bike course can be found on MapMyRide - http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/499846048/
The Half Ireman will be a single lap while the 226 Challenge will be two laps.
Ire Kids Event Details
We're delighted to offer a free event for children aged between 7 and 12 on Saturday 16th August. This will take place at Ballyholme Beach, close to the Yacht Club at 6:00pm. It will follow the Eddie Skelly Memorial Swim which starts at 4:00pm.
It's designed as a non-competitive introdution to triathlon and will comprise a 50m open water swim (wetsuits compulsory), a 1km beach cycle and a 250m run.
Parents are invited to take part along with the children!
Please print off the form below and bring along on the day.
New bike course for 2014
The bike route for this year's event has been changed to provide a single lap coastal route, bringing athletes down the outside of the Ards Peninsula through Donaghadee, Millisle, Ballywalter and Cloughey before cycling the Kearney loop to the outskirts of Portaferry. The return is along the main A2 to Cloughey and then retracing the circuit north again to Groomsport.
An aid station will be available at 30km and 60km.
A great day out by the coast!
The 2013 version of the Ireman Triathlon proved to be a superb exhibition of sport and camaraderie in a stunning location along the North Down coast.
Congratulations go to all our competitors, especially the 226 Challenge winner Sandy Leggett from Scotland and the Half Ireman victors, Newry's Peter Savage and Aoife Woods from Pulse.
Thanks go out to all those who made the event possible, including: Ballyholme Yacht Club, Bangor Masters ASC, Donaghadee FC, Falls parkrun, Groomsport FC, Mobile Team Adventure, PSNI, Triathlon Ireland, the residents of Groomsport and a host of other individuals.