Hardman Half – Waterville 1.9k Swim – 90k Cycle – 21k Run
After swimming in Waterville Bay, challenge your thighs on what has been described as Ireland’s toughest and most beautiful triathlon cycle.
Conquer not only Coomakista but also the
lung-bursting ascent of both Ballaghbeama and Ballaghisheen before launching
into a half marathon along the cliff road in Waterville. Not for the
The swim will begin at the slipway in front of the village, it will be a one lap triangular course.
The cycle takes place on a very
challenging route, leaving Waterville over the climb of Coomaciste, into Sneem
and heads towards Molls Gap. At Blackwater turn left over the climb of
Ballaghbeama, following a very fast decent you will then go over the climb of
Ballaghisheen. Following another very steep decent, the road is mainly flat
through Drommid and back to Waterville.
View the cycle route >>
After the challenging cycle, the run is a
very flat four lap out and back route along the promenade. The finish line is
in the green area in the middle of the village.
Start 9am sharp
When/where is sign-on?
The marquee adjacent to the IRD building on the seafront. Friday from 7-9pm, Saturday from 6.30-8am
When is the race briefing?
8.30am in the transition/finish area. This is located in the IRD carpark OPPOSITE the Butler Arms Hotel.
Where does the race start?
From the slipway in front of the transition area.
Where does the race finish?
In the village green beside transition.
Any points of note?
As you are all aware there are two very steep climbs on the cycle route. This also means very steep, fast descents. We will have stewards here to remind you to take care but it is your responsibility to take care and ensure you don’t descend too fast. Many of you have already cycled the route and will know what I mean but please take this as a warning to beware.
How will we follow the cycle route?
The cycle route is one circuit through the south Kerry mountains. Other than exit and entrance to the transition area you will keep left at junctions. We will have stewards on any areas of doubt and will also have red arrows on a white background pointing you in the right direction. Please read the attached route description and look at the mapmyride map on the site. Remember that the roads are open and that it is your own responsibility to know the route.
Where are the toilets?
On the cycle there are public toilets in Sneem, approximately 32kms in. On the run there are the toilets next to transition which you can use at the start/finish of each lap.
Contact: Alan Hardman 353876259892