All athletes are asked to be at the venue by 9 a.m. and must register for the event before 9.45 a.m. on the day. Registration will take place in the main marquee at the Brittas Bay car park.
A briefing for all athletes will take place in the main car park at 10 a.m. Any route updates etc. will be given at this time. All participants must attend.
All land athletes should deliver their bikes, cycling kit and running kit to the Transition Area before 9.55 a.m. on the day. You will be provided with a bike stand position.
The swim will take place in beautiful Brittas Bay, a popular spot off the coast of County Wicklow, the Garden County of Ireland. From a beach start swimmers will travel out, round a buoy, swim parallel to shore and in to land.
The swimmers will then leave the water and proceed across the beach, through the shower station (kindly operated by Wicklow Fire Brigade), to the Transition Area. Team swimmers will hand-over to their cycling colleagues and individuals will don running shoes/ kit and exit the Transition Area.
Note: If sea conditions are deemed unsafe by the Safety Officer (thankfully, a rare occurrence), swimmers will run a 2 km beach run instead. So if you’re participating as a swim-only team member, bring your runners just in case!
The cycle involves a circuit travelling from the Car Park/ Base Area out to the main N11, South towards Arklow, off the N11 at the Arklow exit, and back onto and along the coast road. Particular care should be taken when emerging from the side road onto the main road. Marshalls/ Gardai will be there to assist you with a safe turn.
The cycle route is predominantly flat with a good road surface. Water Stations will be positioned throughout the route.
Runners depart the Transition Area by a separate exit from that used by cyclists, taking a left turn away from returning cyclists and following the coast road.
The run is and out and back race along the pleasant coast road and in the main quite flat but there are a number of challenging slopes!!
Your route will be clearly marked as will each km and watering stations will be positioned along the way.
The finish line is back in the main car park – entering through the main gate.