Athy Triathlon Club will host our annual Flat Out Duathlon on February 10th, 2019 at 10am. This will be followed at 2pm in the same venue by our All Inclusive Junior Duathlon.
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The Flat Out race is part of the Triathlon Ireland BMW Duathlon National Series (NS) for the first time this year and we expect to have athletes of all abilities participating, from beginners taking part in their first event for fun to elite athletes chasing NS points. It is flat, fast and friendly. The run takes place mostly on private land, away from traffic, with a mixture of terrain underfooot. The 24km cycle is out and back on one road with few bends and not a hill in sight. We have been very fortunate in the last four years to have the use of Athy College for registration, changing, shower and catering facilities so we can make sure you’re clean, dry and well fed after your efforts out on the course.
For any parents taking part in the senior race, their children can enjoy some fun sporting activities and be cheerleaders for the seniors. This will be organised by the ATC junior coordinators.
Entry is available from the Triathlon Ireland website here. Please note that if you are not already a member of Triathlon Ireland (TI) you will need to register as a “Site User” on the TI website in order to sign up for the race and if you do not have a TI race licence then you will need to purchase an ODM (one day membership) from TI, particpiants must have either a race licence or an ODM to race.
Registration will take place in Athy College (Eircode R14 KT50, Google Maps). Start/Finish and transition are also at this location.
Course Information The race comprises a 3km run followed by a 24k cycle and finally a 3k run over the same course.
The run will start and finish in Athy College grounds starting with one lap of the pitches, racers will then begin the out and back section, first crossing the road then continuing up a quiet, traffic free lane before running down a private road to the turnaround.
The 24k cycle is a straightforward out and back route following the Monasterevin Rd to the turnaround in Kildangan, there are no turns and few bends. One notable hazard is a narrow bridge leaving Kilberry, a little under 7km in, this will be marshalled. The road will be open to traffic, there will be marshals and Gardaí controlling traffic at the transition entry/exit point. As mentioned previously, this is a flat course Start/Finish elevation is 58m and the highest point is the turnaround at 66m. It can get windy out there though.
All Inclusive Junior Duathlon
Also taking place on the day at 2pm will be our All Inclusive Junior Duathlon. This will be the fourth edition of the popular event and we would encourage parents taking part in the adult race to stick around and enjoy a family day of racing.
There will be a variety of age appropriate distances on entirely enclosed courses in the grounds of the primary schools next door to Athy College. Age categories start from 4 and 5 years and go up to 14 and 15 years, children of all abilities are welcome and the emphasis of the event is on fun and participation. Juniors aged sixteen years who do not want to race in the senior race will be welcome to take part in the junior duathlon though they will not be eligible to be placed.