Race Open

Tri Laois consists two races - Sprint Triathlon 750 metre pool swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run or the Try a Tri - 400 metre pool swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run. The kids Aquathon is back again for 2016. The swim is a pool based swim in which competitors must complete 30 lengths of the 25 metre or 16 lengths for the try a tri in the Portlaoise Leisure Centre. The cycle then takes the competitors out the old Dublin road, over a gradual incline towards Emo, then returning via quiet roads to complete the cycle leg, the run is over a largely flat out and back route local to the town. The event is open to all, but has been particularly designed for anyone racing their first event - either as a team or as individuals. The short-distance, pool-based swim makes an ideal dry run for longer events outdoors later in the new season, and will help anyone preparing for outdoor events later in the Summer. The event is the first Triathlon Ireland competitive triathlon of the year. Situated in Laois, and the organisers hope the central location makes the event accessible to all.