The Kilcock Triathalon will take place on the 22nd of May with the first wave of swimmers starting at 1pm. There’ll be a 400m and 750m swim (super-sprint and sprint triathlon respectively) followed by a 20km cycle and a 5km run. The swim takes place straight up the Royal Kilcock Canal and despite some controversy last year over the safety of the canal water this year the water quality exceeds required ‘blue flag’ levels and should be perfect for the crawl up stream. (If you’re feeling any concern check out the Dublin Tri website which provides the water safety report for closer inspection!)
The roads will be closed on the 5km stretch of Kilcock Road between Kilcock and Maynooth from 1 – 4pm to allow for the 20 km cycle – participants will cycle up and back twice. The final leg of the 5k run will take place on the picturesque path alongside the canal. For full maps and more pics check out the Tri Kilcock website.
There are already over 150 entrants already and prices are keen with the Kilcock Super Sprint and Sprint both €48 each (plus an extra €15 for insurance if you’re not a Dublin Tri member). You can enter online on the website: http://www.dublintri.com/dublintrientry.html You can also apply for free entry if you can volunteer as marshell in other Dublin Tri events. So be sure to get involved if you’re up for the swim, cycle and run. And if you’re not up for the punishment… er, I mean healthy outdoor exertions, why not line up along the canal and cheer on the fitties!!