Triathlon Ireland National Series Race Calendar 2014

The list of races that comprise the 2014 Vodafone Triathlon Ireland National series has just been released this week! The most notable change is the diminished number of races (7 Sprint and 6 Olympic, with the 2 Middle distance), which Triathlon Ireland hopes will promote a bit more head-to-head in each race and also keep entrant numbers per race a bit more even, meaning there should be less tactics in race selection by triathletes trying to get the most points possible for the year. Hopefully this shall ring true for the coming season!

The Sprint races offer a great spread across the country, covering every province and the addition of a new race to calendar, the 3D Tri Sprint pool-based tri in the National Aquatic Centre. The Sprint Championship is being held at the Crooked Lake Tri in Armagh, one which got great praise by racers last year. Check out the cool video taken at the 2013 race by clicking here.

  • Sprint Distance

18th May: 3DTri Sprint Triathlon [Pool] (National Aquatic Centre, Dublin)
7th June: Crooked Lake Triathlon (Camlough, Armagh)
14th June: GloHealth Mullaghmore Triathlon (Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo)
21st June: Hook or By Crook (Dunmore East, Waterford)
5th July: Waterways Ireland TriAthlone (Athlone Town)
12th July: Two Provinces Triathlon (Lanesboro, Co. Longford))
26th July: King of the Hill (Kinsale, Co. Cork)

The Olympic races favour the Westerly side of the country for 2014, with Galway, Clare and Mayo hosting 3 of the 6 races. After 2 years hosting, it is sad to see Dublin City Triathlon not get the National Olympic Championship again, however it gives me the chance to journey to the Hell of the West, a race I have yet to experience. It is also great to see the 1 year old Belfast Triathlon getting NS status.

  • Standard / Olympic Distance

25th May: The Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon (Gort, Co. Galway)
31st May: TriAthy Olympic (Athy Town) 28th June: Hell of the West (Kilkee, Clare)
9th August: Caroline Kearney Memorial Triathlon (Lough Ennel, Westmeath)
24th August: Dublin City Triathlon (Dublin City)
7th September: Belfast Titanic Triathlon (Belfast City)
13th September: Blacksod Point Challenge (Belmullet, Co. Mayo)

  • Middle Distance

17th August: Half Ireman (Bangor, Co. Down)
30th August: The Lost Sheep (Kenmare, Co. Cork)

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACES 

  • National Triathlon Championships

National Sprint Distance Championship: 7th June, Crooked Lake
National Standard Distance Championship: 28th June, Hell of the West
National Middle Distance Championship: 30th August, The Lost Sheep

  • National Duathlon Championship

5th April: Fingal Race Series – Duathlon 3 (County Dublin)

  • National Aquathlon Championship

19th July: Galway Aquathlon [long distance] (Galway City)

  • National Paratriathlon Championship

5th July: Waterways Ireland TriAthlone Paratriathlon (Athlone Town)

  • Childrens National Championships

Triathlon: 3rd August: Predator Junior National Championships (Loughrea, Co. Galway)
Aquathlon19th July:  Galway Aquathlon (Galway City)

Please click here for the full list of all Triathlon Ireland authorised races for 2014

And click here for a Google map of Ireland with all the National Series races pinned on!

Some more 10k Ray posts you may enjoy –
– Pain and Rain – Race Report from 1st Cross Country race of season
– Let’s Go Country! Online Articles on Cross Country Running
– Triathlon Ireland National Series 2013 Wrap Up
– World Triathlon Championships Race Report

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