The Hardman triathlon which from the first event in 2011 has gone from strength to strength and is now recognised as Ireland’s premier long distance triathlon.
Swim in the renowned & picturesque Lakes of Killarney, a distamce of 3.8Km around Lough Leane. The swim starts from the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club. The 180Km cycle takes participants around the famous Ring of Kerry. There are two major climbs to test the legs before arriving back into Killarney. The run takes the participants through the National Park, past the iconic Ross Castle and Dinis Cottage. The route is mainly flat, with a few rolling sections.
Killarney becomes the epicentre of the endurance sports' in the world when the town hosts the Killarney Hardman Triathlon. A top quality, safe, well run event which showcases all that Killarney and the South West has to offer.
This gruelling event will test competitors with a 3.8km swim in the Lakes of Killarney, a 180km cycle around the Ring of Kerry before finishing with a full-distance marathon of 42km through Killarney National Park.
Open to either individual competitors or teams of three, this sporting spectacular has already attracted huge interested locally, nationally and internationally.
There’s no doubting the fact that the Hardman race is an event with incredible scenery but not only will the race be tough and fun the organisers have placed a huge priority on safety. Nobody who either takes part or comes as a spectator will find fault with the event organisation.
Competitors will the chance to compete in the legendary iron distance with none of the hassle and at a fraction of the cost of going overseas to do so.
Killarney is perfect to host a big event like this. The course is tough but challenging. Anyone who is looking for a super flat, boring course should stay at home. The cycle route follows the Atlantic coastline for much of the distance while the run route is almost exclusively in the Killarney National Park and runs most of the way along the lake shore.
There are a couple of challenging climbs on the cycle route but with these come a couple of spectacular descents. The run route is over a rolling course but with nothing too steep. It will be a challenge for even experienced triathaletes but no one said that an iron distance race would be easy.
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