Duathlon Event Information
December 19, 2013
Claremorris, a well known sporting town, its new to this type of event; Duathlon is a mix of running and cycling but having an ideal venue with the walkway around the McMahon Park and the Land of the Giants Greenway which is a real stunner; it will make for a great event, even though rumour has it, Giants may appear..!!
The event will start at The Square in the Town Centre, once the horn blasts all the runners take off mass start down the Main St on to James Street towards the Ballinrobe Road, turning left into Mc Mahon park on to the path around Clare Lake and on into the longer run over to the Golf course while avoiding a few larger than life obstacles! Once the run is finished participants get their bikes at the car park and cycle out toward Mayfield rolling over the hills for 6k before turning left for Carramore and left again at Malachy Fordes Country club pub back in to Claremorris, the second run takes the athletes on a 2k anti clockwise run around Clare Lake before running back to The Square for the Finish.
The Claremorris Chamber of Commerce are always enthusiastic and supportive of big events and in the past few years the Mayo Stages Rally has been a real attraction along with numerous town festival events, but an open sporting event like this holds well for Claremorris with its long history of sport in particular its Athletics and swimming, all locals have to do now is take part.
The event has already attracted some big names, the event takes place at a good time of year with a very well laid out course, and it is expected to have a full field in excess of 300 participants. Red tag timing will record the timing of the event so all the splits will be available to every finisher.
The event is open to all abilities, all that is required is that you are healthy and up for a post Xmas challenge. Sign on takes place on Saturday morning December 28th from 8.30am to 9.45am at the Dalton Inn.
Date: 28th of December 2013
Distance: 5.5k run, 18k cycle, 2k run
Total Distance 25.5kms approx 1hour to complete by the Elites
Location: The Town of Claremorris and surrounding
Registration: 8.30am – 9.45am Dalton Inn.
Start Time: 10.30 am Saturday 28th
Finish Time: 12.30am
Land of the Giants race Itinerary
Sign on at The Dalton Inn, The Square, Claremorris from 8.30am to 9.45am this Saturday December 28th, watch out for sign on signs.
If you have pre entered just collect your race and bike number, there will be a different queue, if you haven’t pre entered then fill out the necessary forms at sign on.
Bike racking The Transition area will be open from 8.30am at the car park playground on the Ballinrobe road.
When parking your car, best to park at the Train station or the Carpark at the back of the Square, follow the signs and the marshals as we want to keep the Transition area free from traffic.
Race briefing, at 10.15am at Start area in the Square
Race Start at the Square at 10.30am sharp.
Starting with a 5.5k Mass start Run from The Square with a horn blast, running down James St, through the middle of the town, after 600m turn left into Mc Mahon park for 4.8k loop (Please follow arrows) and signs back to Transition.
At Transition: First put on helmet before you lift your bike, (change shoes if necessary) walk out to road side to Mount Bike sign before getting on your bike. Remember you will be turning right after 100m.
18k Cycle: Follow roads arrows for 6k out towards Collerans cross roads, turn left towards Carramore, and on towards Country club Junction at Hollybrook turning left onto Ballinrobe Claremorris road, for the final 8k towards T1, once back at T1 dismount at sign and walk into Transition and rack your bike at the same place where you took it from.
Please obey the rules of the road keep to the left
TI rules apply (No drafting on the cycle)
2k Run: Run in an anti clockwise direction around Lake Clare back out on to the main road turning right for the final 600m dash towards the finish line remember to stay on the right hand side of the road as you run towards the finish at the Square.
Overall results and Refreshments
These will be available at the Dalton Inn (across from finish line) from 12.30 once everyone is finished.
Showers will be available at the Claremorris swimming pool, remember to bring your race number if you want to get it free.
A draft copy of the results will be on view there and can be seen on the land of the Giants FB page later and on www.claremorrischamber.ie