Port Bàn Triathlon

During the sailing fortnight, probably the first Saturday of August, we run a Triathlon and Duathlon. The duathlon, for the under 16’s starts with a run round the football pitch and play park followed by a cycle round the site and ends with another run. There are different age groups and a time allowance for the different ages – a five year old won the under 8’s in 2014, so why not give it a go?  

Following the kids duathlon, the triathlon starts. For the over 16’s, and some are well over 16(!), the triathlon starts with a swim around one of the buoys used for the sailing. The distance is dependant on the sea state. Following the swim is a 9 mile cycle along the road and into the forrest and back. Then a wee run up to the Kilberry Inn and back, so just over two miles. Some take part as a team of three, each taking one of the elements. Others take part in all three and the competition can be full-on! 2014’s winner was one of the sailors, Mark.