CASTLE TRIATHLON SERIES
CASTLE RUN SERIES
CASTLE SWIM SERIES

The Series

Race day information

The 2018 Castle Series kicks off in the beautiful Co Galway with the Lough Cutra Castle event taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May. We look forward to welcoming competitors and supporters to this stunning location.

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Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED / FIND RESULTS

It is still possible to sign up on the day, however we cannot take card payment so please bring cash. Scroll down for full event details and timing. Upon arrival please head directly to the Registration Help Desk to sign in and collect your race pack.

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MUST HAVE DOCUMENTATION

Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event - No licence, no race!

ALL triathlon participants are required to produce either a triathlon governing body membership card or a Triathlon Ireland One Day licence on arriving at the Registration Tent.

Members: If you belong to a governing body of triathlons, remember to bring your membership card.

Non-members: Please bring the printout confirmation of your One Day Licence.

Participants taking part in the Castle Swim Series or the Castle Run Series event are not subject to the licence requirement.

Click here to purchase your One Day License or call Triathlon Ireland on +353 (0)1 2741032. Last chance to purchase is on Thursday 24th May.

Competitor guide

Includes important race day information

We are delighted to offer our comprehensive 2018 Competitor Guides.

Please Note: we will NOT be sending out anything by post.

The Competitor Guide 2018
The Gauntlet Competitor Guide 2018

Saturday 26th May 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming our Swim Series Competitors. You are not sanctioned by the Triathlon Ireland wetsuit rules and hence have the option to choose your wetsuit category.

Upon arrival at the event, please follow the Blue Castle Swim Series flags and Swim Only Registration signs for Registration by the swim start. There will be a bag-drop facilities.

Half Marathon and 10K Run

Sunday 24th May 2018

We cannot wait to welcome our Castle Run Series Competitors. When you arrive, please follow the green Castle Run Series flags and Run Only Registration signs for Registration area by swim start. There will be a bag-drop facilities.

Course maps

Familiarise yourself with the course

The Lough Cutra Castle event is an exciting and busy multi sporting event with 17 different courses taking place throughout the weekend. There will be a full brief before your race start but it is important to familiarise yourself with the course and in particular any key junctions to ensure you take the correct route.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COURSE MAPS

Water temperature

Wetsuits are mandatory for triathlon events

Water Temp currently stands at 13°C (as of 9am Wednesday 23rd May).  Wetsuits will be mandatory for triathletes.

Need a Wetsuit? Don’t delay. Discounts Apply.

See hire details here for both adults and children. If you like your hire wetsuit, you have the option to purchase it after your race.

TRIATHLON Transition Bike Area

Space in transition is limited. Please bring a suitable sized transition container to keep your gear together and safe. Free Bag Drop is available.

ADULTS! REMEMBER transition opens for the children’s races at 12.45pm.  Please remove your bike & gear straight after the completion of your race. Your cooperation is gratefully received.

PARENTS! One adult per child can go through registration and one adult per child in transition for the 8 – 10yrs races.  PLEASE RESPECT fellow competitor’s  in the transition area; stay by your child’s racking position. You may assist with the removal of a wetsuit and racking the bike, but that’s it – the rest is up to them!

Bike Hire

Use the code “IRISH10” to receive 10% off all bookings with British Bike Hire for the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon.  British Bike Hire is the official Bike Hire Partner of the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon; bikes are brought direct to the castle for you to be fitted on by expert mechanics, and then ride for the day. Find out more here.

If you are taking your bike to Lough Cutra, take a look at our top tips for making sure it arrives in one piece!

Triathlon Ireland Events

It’s going to be a Super Saturday at this year’s Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon on May 26th with Ireland’s Cat 1 and Cat 2 top age groupers battling it out in the first event of the 2018 Super Series Standard Distance.  Full details here.

The Mixed Team Relay Club Championships, returns to Lough Cutra for the second year running. These Champs are run to ITU standards, all participants must hold a full TI Licence and team members must belong to the same club. See requirements here.

This course is also open to non champ participants. The new and exciting format involves a four person teams; each completing a 250m swim, 5km bike and 1.5km run as part of a tag team. Read more here

The Standard Distance on Sunday 27th May is a qualifier race for the BMW Triathlon National Series, Ireland’s largest endurance sport league involving 17 races in some of the island’s most scenic locations.

These events; Super Series, BMW Triathlon National Series and Mixed Team Relay Club Championships form part of the Triathlon Ireland Series and participants are bound by their rules and regulations. Triathlon Ireland have appointed several officials to ensure these are adhered to.

Summary of all changes within the 2018 ITU rules
Complete 2018 ITU Competition Rules
Super Series
BMW Triathlon National Series
Mixed Team Relay Club Championships

 

Registration opening times

Pre-Race Day Registration
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th from 4.30-5.45pm.

(Triathlon Licence documentation and race packet pick up. No overnight bike racking facility.)

Any competitors that can make it are welcome but please be on time, as these are strict opening times.

Race Day Registration

 

IMPORTANT: We will register competitors in wave order. Therefore please arrive at the registration tent 1 – 1.5hours before your given wave start time (1.5hrs is recommended for Gauntlet half iron competitors).

Triathlon participants have your race licence admin ready!


Wave Start times

These Wave spreadsheets (below) include all participants and are in alphabetical order with wave number and start time. Please select the relevant distance.

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Spectators

Free Entry for all

Spectators can gain free entry to this event.

Live music, retail outlets, children’s entertainment and food and drink, along with the stunning Castle grounds are all set to entertain your friends and family when they are not cheering you on. Please share the Spectator Guide with your supporters.

Camping

If you have booked Camping at Lough Cutra Castle, please read the Campsite Details document before you arrive and check the List of Bookings to confirm you are on the list.

PLEASE NOTE ONLINE CAMPING BOOKINGS FOR LOUGH CUTRA ARE NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN STILL ARRIVE AND PAY ON THE DAY. PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE CASH WITH YOU.

Schedule of Wave times

Saturday 27th May 2017 Wave times

Race briefing will take place 15 minutes prior to the start of each wave on the grass at the lake edge adjacent to the Transition Area.
All competitors need to attend.

Saturday 26th May 2018 Wave times
Time
Wave
Event Type
Grouping
Race Distance
08.00
1
TI Super Series Sstandard
Male
1500m/40km/10km
08.15
2
TI Super Series Standard
Female
1500m/40km/10km
10.00
3
Sprint Plus
*R
800m/40km/8km
10.30
4
Sprint
*R
750m/20km/5km
10.45
5
Super Sprint
*R
400m/20km/4km
11.00
6
Super Sprint
F*
400m/20km/4km
11.15
7
Starter Sprint
*R
200m/14km/2km
11.30
8
5km Swim
5km
11.45
9
2.5km Swim
2.5km
12.00
10
1 mile Swim
1mile
14.00
11
Aged 13-15 yrs
Draft Legal
300m/5km/2.4km
14.05
12
Aged 13-15 yrs
*R Non Draft Legal
300m/5km/2.4km
15.00
13
Mixed Team Relay
*TIC *T
250m/5km/1.5km

*TIC- Includes Triathlon Ireland’s Mixed Team Relay Club Championship
*T – Includes all-adult and family (min age 13yrs) entries.
*R – Includes Relays and individual entries
*F – Female only wave

Sunday 27th May 2017 Wave times
Time
Wave
Event Type
Grouping
Race Distance
08:00
1
Half Ifon
*R
1.9km/96km/21km
09.00
2
Standard Olympic
1500m/40km/10km
09.30
3
Standard Olympic
1500m/40km/10km
10.00
4
Standard Olympic
*NC *R
1500m/40km/10km
10.30
5
Half Marathon
21.1km
10.45
6
10km Run
10km
14.00
7
Aged 11-12 yrs
*R
200m/4km/1.6km
14.15
8
Aged 8-10 yrs
100m/4km/0.8km
14.30
9
Aged 8-10 yrs
100m/4km/0.8km
14.45
10
Aged 8-10 yrs
*R
100m/4km/0.8km

*NS includes National Series Qualifier
*NC – NON Competition Wave; includes those who have ‘opted out’
*R – Includes Relays and individual entries

Race distances

Race distances

For the absolute beginners and children to the professional triathletes, the Castle Triathlon Series offers a wealth of race distances to suit all levels.

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Location

Hosted at a selection of stunning and iconic castles across the UK, Ireland and France, the Castle Triathlon Series events all promise an inspirational and memorable race experience.

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Take part

We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke and tailored offering for all those wishing to take part and grateful for all those who want to be involved on the day.

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Training

We would always recommend training in preparation for any event, but how much you do, and the style you take is down to you.

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