Tri-the-Lough Sprint & Try-a-tri Triathlons: Saturday 4th August 2018
Coutesy of Paul Warriner @ Tri the Lough 2015
2018 Race briefing is available here...
Tri the Lough is based in the beautiful rural surrounding of Loughmacrory, Co. Tyrone. It has a reputation as one of the best sprint distance triathlons in Ireland. The closed road course has grown in prestige and in 2014 was the base for the Ulster sprint distance championships.
Each year Tri the Lough continues to attract the best national and international triathletes. The 2014 ladies champion was world class triathlete Aileen Morrison setting a new course record. The overall winner was Letterkenny's Aidan Callaghan in an impressive 59:11.
Make sure you add Tri the Lough to your list of 'must do' race . The after race buffet is worth the entry alone. There's another fantastic Goodie bag this year Entry is through Triathlon Ireland website.
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
Sean Curran & Sean Healy @ Tri the Lough Awards 2015