Duathlon Event Information

December 19, 2013

Event information

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.

Race Details

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
Race Information
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.

The Race

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

Land of the Giants Duathlon

December 19, 2013

Land of the Giants






Press release

In the picture attached left to right: Shane Gilligan Runner in Blue, Colm Casey vice president , Ann Ronayne Mayo Sports Partnership, Jimmy Flynn President Claremorris Chamber and Sean O Malley cyclist Western Lakes CC.

Claremorris Christmas Duathlon

The Land of The Giants Christmas Duathlon will help sport enthusiasts burn up the treats that get devoured over the Christmas period, with a run bike run event held on Saturday December 28th in Claremorris.

Even though the event is an excuse to get out and about and do something sporting over the festive season, there are always the more serious clients who will be out to test their fitness and hope none of their form has been lost with over indulgence.

Some of the country’s leading athletes are set to take part in Claremorris, race organisers have already signed up some of the biggest names in this sport and it’s a great chance for locals to pick the brains of these super athletes in a social environment.

Expected on the start line at the Square at 10.30am will be last year’s winner Ruaidhri Geraghty of Galway Triathlon, this year Ruaidhri will be pushed hard by Sea 2 Summit winning duo Brendan Conway Westport and Kilconly’s  Michael Flanagan both who won the short and local distance events in Westport some six weeks ago.

John Greaney of Galway is a man who thrives against the top opposition and will defiantly be in the running as he is a demon over this distance.

This year there is also a relay option, the runner does the two runs and the cyclist only has to complete the 18k bike route.

With a whole host of prizes there is something for everyone to be cheerful for.

With the town decorated with lights and trees and with the athletes togged out in their club colours the event  will be a colour fest for the town over the festive season, if you have never done a Duathlon before don’t worry as you won’t be the only one, for many the aim is just to complete the course while having a laugh!!

The event is being supported by Claremorris chamber of commerce, Mc Mahon park committee, Mayo Co Co and the Road Safety Authority

For more info see https://www.facebook.com/TheLandOfTheGiantsDuathlon?ref=hl and https://www.claremorrischamber.ie

Shop Claremorris Voucher

December 12, 2013

The Shop Claremorris Voucher is now available to buy in St Colman’s Credit Union.  The vouchers can be bought in denominations of €10, €20 and €50 and can be used in 29 participating shops to date.

These make for an ideal present that can be used year round in a wide variety of businesses and money spent on the vouchers is spent in Claremorris.

Shop Local, Shop Claremorris

The participating shops include:

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Winners of Best of Claremorris Awards 2013 Announced

December 9, 2013

Claremorris best 2013Congratulations to the three winners of the Chamber’s first-ever Business Awards:

Best Retailer: The Food Store

Best New Business: Skin Deep Institute

Excellence in Customer Service: Tir na nOg Beauty Salon

The awards were presented on Saturday night at the Las Vegas Ball by Chamber President Jimmy Flynn, who congratulated all three winners for “working so hard to be better and different.”

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