2012 Carlingford Youth Triathlon

THE 2012 Carlingford Youth Triathlon takes place on Saturday June 16 at 11am at the Carlingford Sailing Club

THE 2012 Carlingford Youth Triathlon takes place on Saturday June 16 at 11am at the Carlingford Sailing Club

This event is open to all children from both primary and secondary schools. Distances on the day will be Swim 25m and 80m; Bike 1.5k and 3k; Run 1.5k approx. All welcome, entry €5 donated to local charity. Any members free to help out on the day please attend.

A large number of young triathletes, are expected to take to the water on the slipway at Carlingford Sailing Club on the Cooley Peninsula in Carlingford for this the third of Setanta Triathlon Club’s Youth Triathlon.

Although many of the youngsters, aged between eight to 16 competed in previous events, the majority will novices keen to try their hand at this new sport.

The event will start with a short sea swim, then out into transition on the grassy bank to collect their bikes for the multi lap cycling and one lap running.

Each age group, both primary and secondary school pupils, will complete different lengths/laps according to their particular age category, but each category set off at the same time to allow exciting races to take place.