Loughrea Children / Youth National Championship

This event which is in its 11th year has seen the number of children taking part grow to almost 260 in 2016. The event is the National Championship and has been held by the club in Loughrea for the past 5 years. It is the biggest junior triathlon in Ireland and one of the reasons is the very picturesque location of the event. Loughrea Lake boasts a Blue Flag beach with great amenities. The swim is in a crystal clear area with a large beach.

Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races
Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races
Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races

Children come from all over the country to take part but the course is not an easy one (the cycle has a nice hill half way through the race!). The event begins at 10:30am and includes four different age group races for juniors ranging in age from 7 to 15. Swim distances vary from 100 to 400 metres, the cycle from 2 to 9 kilometres and the run from 800m to 3km. The entire route is held on closed roads.

Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races
Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races
Loughrea Sprint Triathlon - Junior Races

Race Entry is €12 which includes a goodie bag and a medal for all finishers, prizes for the top 3 male and female athletes in each age category, chip timing with splits for all the kids, closed roads and a well marshalled event.

Race Distances

7-9 years

Swim: 100m
Bike: 2km
Run: 800m

10-11 years

Swim: 200m
Bike: 4km
Run: 1.5km

12-13 years

Swim: 300m
Bike: 6km
Run: 2km

14-15 years

Swim: 400m
Bike: 9km
Run: 3km

 

Click here for the Sprint Races timetable…

Junior Triathlon Q and A

Junior National Championships 2017 Timetable

DATESTARTFINISHAREA/FUNCTIONLOCATION
05/08/1715:0018:00Junior Race RegistrationTemperance Gym, Loughrea
05/08/1716:0020:00Viewing of Transition, Swim Area, Bike, Run RoutesLong Point, Loughrea
06/08/1708:0009:00Junior Registration OpenTemperance Gym, Loughrea
06/08/1709:0009:45Junior Transition OpenLong Point, Loughrea
06/08/1709:5010:00Junior Race Briefings for All RacesLong Point, Loughrea
06/08/1710:3013:00Junior Races StartLong Point, Loughrea
06/08/1712:3013:15Junior Transition Reopen to Remove EquipmentLong Point, Loughrea
06/08/1713:1513:302016 Junior National Championship Prize GivingLong Point, Loughrea