Monday 22 July 2019

Up to 600 to compete in Harbourman Triathlon

Following on from the success of 2018, Wicklow Triathlon Club has once again been chosen to host the Irish Triathlon Standard Distance National Championships when it runs its hugely popular Base2Race Harbourman Triathlon this weekend.

Taking place in Wicklow town on Sunday, July 7, the triathlon is also part of the BMW Triathlon National Series.

The event will see triathletes from all over Ireland compete in a 1.5km swim in Wicklow Harbour, followed by a 40km cycle and a 10km run through the streets of Wicklow. There will be up to 600 competitors taking part and looking to be crowned the National series champions and age group winners.

The race commences at 10 a.m. and will require a number of road closures for safety purposes. Junction 18 on the M11 will temporarily close in all directions to accommodate a safe race. There will be no access to or from Junction 18 M11 from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m..

Other smaller roads such as a small section of the R751 from Woolahan's Bridge to the Beehive will be closed from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other roads and junctions will be controlled by An Garda Siochana. So, while there will be local access people may encounter some short delays. The organising committee would kindly ask that people keep animals, especially dogs, indoors during the race.

To facilitate transition and the run section of the course, the Port Road (L1101) from the junction with the Wicklow-Rathnew Road through to Bridge Street and Fitzwilliam Square, along with South Quay will also be closed.

Marie Burke, PRO for the Harbourman triathlon, is hoping for a warm Wicklow welcome for all the competing athletes.

'Wicklow triathlon Club once again are asking for the support of the locals to come out and support all the triathletes on the day and give them a warm welcome to Wicklow town. We would also like to thank all the residents of Wicklow town and surrounding areas in advance for their patience with any road closures on the day.'

Bray People