A VARIED collective of seasoned triathletes and those eager to embark on their maiden voyage into the discipline will congregate in Castlegregory on Saturday September 29 with the return of the annual Seven Frogs Triathlon.
Triathletes of all standards will line out to compete in one of the two distances offered on the day; the sprint which includes a 750 metre swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run and the Olympic discipline which includes a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike ride and a 10km run.
"Both distances are conducted in a fun-filled atmosphere with an emphasis on the best being impressed by those who are doing their first triathlon and the first timers being inspired by those who excel at the sport," organiser and Dingle endurance swimmer Nuala Moore told The Kerryman, "mainly it is about showing that there is room for all in this event."
The Seven Frogs Triathlon has attracted a great following due to its inclusive nature and indeed the incredible scenery which inhabits the course.
"The swims are off Maharees pier into Kilshannig Bay," Nuala explained, "the water is shallow and is a great place to test out your open water speed and both swims have deep water starts. The Olympic bike route takes you up the base of the Conor Pass and then turning towards Brandon and the runs take place in the countryside."
The event is charity based and this year funds raised will be donated to Mallow Search and Rescue to which Nuala donated €5,000 last year.
"This is the tenth year of both swims and triathlons and over €75,000 has been given to charity," Nuala added.
For more information the public are advised to contact Nuala directly on 086-6049656 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms are also available at NualaMoore.com.