CASTLE TRIATHLON SERIES
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The Series

Race day information

The 2019 Castle Series kicks off in the beautiful Co Galway with the Lough Cutra Castle event taking place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May. We look forward to welcoming competitors and supporters to this stunning location.

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Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019

Car Park, Arrival at Venue and Spectators
With such a busy event we urge you to check your journey time and allow plenty of time to access the car parks. Please note that, due to the draft legal closed road races, there will be some road closures around the venue on both days between 7:45am and 5pm. Therefore diversions will be in place allowing access to the venue. Please allow extra time.

We’d like to ensure participants are parked with the best access to the event and ask that you print out a Car Park label and have it to hand upon arrival. This will help our car parkers to quickly direct you to the right location.

Please click here to print off your competitor car park label.

MUST HAVE DOCUMENTATION

Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event - No licence, no race!

ALL triathlon and multisport 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 and if necessary separate photo ID.

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.

Course maps

Familiarise yourself with the course

The Lough Cutra Castle event is an exciting and busy multi sporting event with numerous races taking place throughout the weekend. There will be a full brief before each race start but it is important for participants to familiarise themselves with the course,  in particular any key junctions to ensure you take the correct route.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COURSE MAPS

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

Water temperature

Wetsuits are mandatory for triathlon and multisport events

Water Temp currently stands at 13°C (as of 9am Thursday 24th May).  Wetsuits will be mandatory for triathletes and multisport participants

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!

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 2019
The Gauntlet Competitor Guide 2019

Swim: 5K, 2.5K and 1 Mile

Saturday 25th May 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming all our Swim Series Competitors. The Swim only event is not sanctioned by the Triathlon Ireland wetsuit rules and hence there is the option to choose whether on not to wear a wetsuit.

Upon arrival at the event, please check in at main Registration tent located in the top Event village field, to receive your swim hat and timing device. There will be a bag-drop facilities down by the swim start.

Run: Half Marathon and 10K

Sunday 24th May 2019

We are looking forward welcoming all our Castle Run Series Competitors. Upon arrival at the event, please check in at main Registration located in the top Event Village field, to receive your running bib and timing device. There will be a bag-drop facilities down by the Run start.

Competitor Photography

PRE-Race day offer!

AWOL Adventure photography team will be positioned around the course, finish line, and event village ready to capture that timeless photo – Just don’t forget to SMILE!  Pre-order your digital bundle of pictures for only £20 instead of the usual price of £35. Here’s how it works…..

  • ALL your Digital Photos for just £20.00
  • Min. 2 photos GUARANTEED or your money back*
  • Bundle price rises to £35 after the event so hurry!

Bike Hire

Take away the stress of transporting your bike to the event by hiring a quality bike from British Bike Hire who are the official bike partner for Castle Triathlon Series! Simply collect your hire bike from the start and return at the finish line. More information here.

Nutrition

HIGH5 helping you to the finish line

If you plan to use the HIGH5 products on race day, we recommend you try the products in training first. Step up your training with the Castle Triathlon training nutrition bundle and get 40% off with coupon code TRAINCASTLE.  HIGH5 are committed to creating nutritious products with amazing natural flavours and are passionate about helping you achieve your goals – however big or small.  Use below links for your bespoke option.

TRIATHLON AND MULTISPORT    RUN      SWIM

BMW Triathlon National Series, Middle Distance Aquabike Champs and Mixed Team Relay Club Champs

A Triathlon Ireland hat-trick is returning to Lough Cutra Castle over the weekend of May 25th and 26th.

The Mixed Team Relay Club Championships, returns to Lough Cutra for the third 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. NB! STRICTLY  NO TT BIKES

The course is also open to non champ participants as well as family entries. This 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 26th May includes the BMW Triathlon National Series event Ireland’s largest endurance sport league involving 18 races in some of the island’s most scenic locations.

The Middle Distance Aquabike Championship kicks off the day’s events on Sunday 26th May and we are delighted to host not only this Championship event but also the Aquabike Sprint and Standard distances over the weekend.

These events; 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.

General Conduct Rules and ITU Competition Rules
BMW Triathlon National Series

Registration opening times

Pre-Race Day Registration
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th from 5.00-6.00pm.

(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
1-1.5hrs before your start time

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

Triathlon and Multisport participants please 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.

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.

Volunteer with us

Have you seen our trading places scheme? One day of volunteering for a free race place at any of our castle events!
Do you know of anyone who would like to become part of the team?

Our volunteers play a crucial role in the delivery of our events. Do you have any friends or family who would like to be involved or perhaps you are racing on Sunday and would like to be part of the crew on Saturday? We are looking for volunteers on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May at Lough Cutra. The roles involved can be anything from assisting at registration to being out and about on the run route cheering the athletes on.

Please send an email with your name, contact number and email to support@castletriathlonseries.co.uk.

We are offering a trading places scheme, whereby a free race place, up to and including Olympic Distance Triathlon, is rewarded in return for a day volunteering with us. For Gauntlet competitors, one day of volunteering can gain you 50% off your race entry. These race places can be carried into 2020 or used at one of our other castle venues this summer!
*Race places can be saved and used for 2020.

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 THE ONLINE CAMPING IS NOW CLOSED. You are able to pay in cash on arrival. Please read the information document on the left of this page.

Bulk SMS

Schedule of Wave times

Saturday 25th May 2019 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 25th May 2019 Wave times
Time
Wave
Event Type
Grouping
Race Distance
09.00
1
Sprint Plus
*R
800m/40km/8km
09.30
2
Sprint
*R
750m/20km/5km
09.30
2
Sprint Aquabike
750m/20km
09.30
2
Sprint Aquathlon
750m/5km
10.00
3
Super Sprint
*R
400m/20km/4km
10.15
4
Super Sprint
F*
400m/20km/4km
10.30
5
Starter Sprint
*R
200m/14km/2km
10.45
6
Sprint Duathlon
5km/20km/2.5km
11.00
7
5km Swim
5km
11.15
8
2.5km Swim
2.5km
11.30
9
1 mile Swim
1mile
14.00
10
Aged 13-15 yrs
300m/5km/2.4km
15.00
11
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 26th May 2019 Wave times
Time
Wave
Event Type
Grouping
Race Distance
08:00
1
Aquabike Middle Distance Champs
1900m/96km/
08:20
2
Half Ifon
*R
1.9km/96km/21km
08.45
3
Standard Olympic
1500m/40km/10km
09.15
4
Standard Olympic
*R
1500m/40km/10km
10.00
5
Aquabike Standard
1500m/40km
10.00
5
Aquathlon Standard
1500m/10km
10.30
6
Duathlon Standard
10km/40km/5km
10.45
7
Half Marathon
21.1km
11.00
8
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
*R
100m/4km/0.8km

*NS includes National Series Qualifier
*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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