Omagh Tri Club are delighted to announce the launch of this years Tri-the-Lough Sprint & Try-a-Tri Triathlons based in the beautiful rural surrounding of Loughmacrory, Co. Tyrone. This years race will be held on Saturday 3rd August 2019.
Entries are now open for the races at Triathlonireland.com
The race has a reputation as one of the best sprint distance triathlons and has grown in prestige and continues to attract the best national and international triathletes.
World class triathlete Aileen Morrison has the course record for the ladies race with Letterkenny's Aidan Callaghan top in the mens race in an impressive 59:11.
The Sprint race is a 750m lough swim followed by a 20km two lap cycle and then a 5km run on a flat, fast out and back route before finishing around the Lough.
The Try-a-Tri race is a 300m lough swim followed by a 10km cycle and then a 3km run around the Lough. It's an ideal race for beginners and a great introduction to triathlon.
Make sure you add Tri-the-Lough to your list of 'must do' races. The after race buffet is worth the entry alone and there'll be another fantastic Goodie bag this year
This event is now well established on the race calendar and sold out last year so book early to avoid disappointment!!
The swim The swim is a 750 metre swim in the sheltered lough.
The bike The bike consists of 2 laps on the closed road 20km course.
The run The run consists of a 5km loop of the lough. This year the finish line is in front of the Lough.
Try a Tri Info: 300m swim, 10km bike, 3km run
Swim The swim will be a 300 metre swim in the sheltered lough. Yellow buoys mark the course. As in the the sprint you go in an anti-clockwise direction but instead of going to the second buoy you turn left at the first buoy, then left at the next buoy and back for shore.
Bike The bike consists of one lap of the bike route (see map above) which is 10k. Remember to keep left as you come into the village and turn left into the GAA grounds to finish your lap.
Run The run will consist of a lap of the football field, onto a lap of the lough and you finish in front of the Lough