The National Series consists of 16 races, running from mid-April to late-September, that includes nine sprint distance, six Olympic distance, and 1 middle-distance race. It is open to all full members of Triathlon Ireland, regardless of how slow or fast you are! At the end of the year, participants are split by gender and ranked both overall and according to their age group. Participants receive points for up to four races, of which at least one must be sprint distance and one must be Olympic (standard) distance. Points are awarded for each race according to TI’s formula. This has been known to befuddle many, but in essence, points are a function of your time (not your position) relative to that of a good standard athlete of the same gender. The idea is that each race offers the same opportunity, so that regardless of where you do your four or more races, your ranking is comparable with fellow triathletes across the four provinces.
Race Name Race Date Event Type Town County
Carlow Sunday 21st May Sprint Carlow Carlow
Westport Saturday 17th June Sprint Westport Mayo
Jailbreak Saturday 1st July Olympic Cobh Cork
2 Provinces Saturday 15th July Sprint Lanesboro Roscommon
Belfast Titanic Sunday 3rd September Olympic Belfast Antrim
Pulse Port Beach Saturday 9th September Sprint Clogherhead Louth
SO, Entry to one of our 6 “Club Races” – Pulse Port Beach is opening tomorrow morning. This is a Sprint Race in September and a mere hour’s drive from Dublin – so easy for Piranha’s to access. The course is not difficult and by September the water is warm.
Don’t forget to enter tomorrow – Opening on TI from 8AM