We are thrilled to announce that for the second year running ORBIS Ireland has been chosen as a beneficial charity of the Sporting Proud Triathlon 2013.
This is a wonderful event with something for everyone; from the serious competitor to the individual taking part for the pure enjoyment, the Sporting Proud Triathlon is a fun day out for all.
The primary event in 2013 will be similar to previous events and will be run in line with the International Olympic standard. Additionally, this year sees the return of the Sprint Distance event, particularly popular with newcomers.
Triathlon – International Olympic Standard
• 1.5km swim
• 40km cycle
• 10km run
Triathlon - Sprint Distance
• 0.75km swim
• 20km cycle
• 5km run
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 total distance is 1.5km (the full international standard distance) or 0.75km (sprint distance).
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.
The cycle involves two rounds of a circuit (depending on your chosen distance) 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/ Civil Defence/ 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 "out and back" 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 kilometer and watering stations will be positioned along the way.
The finish line is back in the main car park - entering through the main gate
A registration fee of €100 for individual entrants and €150 for a team of three must be paid to ensure your registration is accepted. ORBIS recommends that each participant sets a fundraising target of €300.
All participants are asked to arrive at 9am and must be registered by 9.45am for a 10.30am event start time.
Registration will take place in the main marquee at the Brittas Bay car park.
For more information on the Sporting Proud triathlon please contact email@example.com
ORBIS would like to thank the organisers of the Sporting Proud Triathlon for choosing to support ORBIS.