24/7 Triathlon host Letterkenny races this weekend


All roads are leading to Gartan Lake this Saturday for the 2016 Letterkenny 247 Triathlon races sponsored by Gartan Outdoor Centre and Voodoo Venue.

Just under 200 triathletes from all over Ireland are set to take part in the 6th running of this event. Triathlon is a sport that has grown considerably in popularity in recent years, and is one of the most inclusive sports out there, with some taking part to compete while others take part to just complete.

It’s a tough sport, it’s a multisport, but most of all it’s a fun sport. Triathlon comes in many shapes and sizes, but all consist of a swim, bike and then run in that order, and Letterkenny 247 Triathlon Club are running two races this Saturday.

The Olympic race will be the first of with the competitors in the water at 10am. They will complete a 1500-meter swim, then onto the bike for a 40km cycle followed by a 10km run.

The Sprint race will start at 10.30am with a 750-meter swim, 20km cycle and then a 5km run.

Competitors will be starting to register from 6.00pm on Friday night and again from 7.45am on Saturday morning. There may be slight traffic delays in and around the Churchill and Gartan area and in as far as O Donnell Park round about in Letterkenny, but all major junctions will be covered by marshals and Gardaí.

Below you will see the expected times

10.00am First Competitors into the water

10.25am First bikes on road from Gartan to O Donnell Park Roundabout in Letterkenny

11.00am Bikes on road from Letterkenny to Glendowan via Tullinascreen

11.10am First runners on road from Gartan to Glebe Gallery

11.30am First runners on road from Gartan to Lossett and back via Carrowtrasna

All competitor should be of the roads by 2pm

For information can be found on www.letterkenny247.com