The early bird 10% discount rate for the Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon finishes today (31 January). The Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon takes place on Sunday 26 May at Lough Cutra Castle in Gort, Co. Galway.
From the organisers of the 4,000 entrant Hever Castle Triathlon (which includes the largest children's tri in Europe), this is a friendly event with a choice of race distances, including three races for children from eight years and upwards. Many people don’t realise that adult triathlon races are over different distances – not all are the full Olympic length. The shortest adult race is the 400m swim, a 20km cycle and 4km run sprint event.
The children’s races are divided into three age groups starting with 8-10 year olds who do a 100m swim, 4km cycle and 1.3km run. 11-12 year olds have a slightly tougher challenge (200m swim, 4km cycle and 2km run) while the oldest age group of 13-15 year olds take on a 300m swim, 8km cycle and 4km run.
The official charity partners for Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon are the Sunni Mae Trust and the local Coole Football Team. Competitors are encouraged to fundraise for these very worthy causes.
Lough Cutra Castle is part of the Markel Castle Triathlon Series, which has events in three other castles in England and a chateau in France.
To register for the Markel Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon or any of the Series visit http://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/.