THE JAVA Republic Tri-the-Hook Sprint Triathlon returns to the stunning Hook Peninsula on August 20 for its eleventh year of competition.
The demanding race, sponsored by Java Republic, Ireland’s premier supplier of coffee and tea, includes a 750m swim in the historic Baginbun Bay, followed by a technical 20km cycle across country roads through the Hook Peninsula, finishing off with a testing 5km run moving along Baginbun Road and ending at the St. Mogue’s GAA grounds.
The race director, Dave Neville, commented: “It’s absolutely brilliant to bring back Tri-the-Hook for its eleventh year to the Hook Peninsula.
“We’re delighted to be hosting this well-known local event for yet another year and are thrilled to be bringing a sense of excitement to the area!
“We really appreciate Java Republic’s involvement in the triathlon and are very grateful for their support with this event,” he added.
As the lead sponsor of the Tri-the-Hook Sprint Triathlon – that has over 350 participants entered so far – Java Republic aims to showcase its support for local Irish events and businesses during what is a challenging time for the food and beverage sector.
Grace O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director of Java Republic, said: “Over the past few years, we’ve come to see just how important it is to support Irish businesses and endeavours.
“Supporting local is a key principle of Java Republic’s ethos and we have always strived to make a difference at home. At Java Republic, we value local, which is why our coffee is roasted in Ireland with nationwide service and support.
“We’re delighted to be supporting Hook Tourism and this exciting athletic endeavour and wish every competitor luck in the upcoming race.”