2017 Super Series, National Series and National Champs

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Building on the Success of 2016

2016 was an enormously successful year for triathlon in Ireland, with record numbers of people taking part in the sport and more races than ever (200+) staged against some of the most spectacular backdrops right across the island.

Triathlon Ireland has carefully examined and weighed-up all applications for next year's National Championships, Super Series and National Series events and is delighted to announce the successful bidders who will host the biggest events of 2017.

Earlier, we announced the details of the 2017 Duathlon National Series and National Championships

National Championships 

James Edgar Winning

Following on from an enormously exciting Super Series race in 2016, City of Derry will host this year's Sprint Distance Championships on June 11th. As with last year, the 2017 sprint champs will be part of the Super Series of races and will be draft legal. Age Group athletes in the non-drafting event at Derry will get the chance to race for National Champs medals in each age category.

This year's Aquathlon Champs will be staged in Coosan Point near Athlone on July 22nd. In early August, the best youngsters in the country will be headed to Loughrea for the National Youth Championships which are being hosted by Predator Triathlon Club.

This year's Standard (olympic) Distance Championships will be hosted by Caroline Kearney triathlon in Lilliput adventure centre near Mullingar on August 12th. The 2017 championships will be a non-drafting race and because the race is not part of next year's Super Series, all athletes racing at Caroline Kearney will be eligible to become National Champion.

The Hardman Triathlon in Killarney will once again host the long distance championships while the growing discipline of Aquabike will be part of one of the biggest events of the calendar when Dublin City Triathlon hosts the national champs in swim-biking. 

Finally, the Lost Sheep returns as the host of the Middle Distance Championships for 2017, which comes towards the end of the season on September 16th.

11/06/2017City of Derry TriathlonSprint Distance
22/07/2017Tri Athlone Aquathlon Champs Aquathlon Standard Distance
06/08/2017Loughrea Youth Festival Children's Championships
12/08/2017Caroline Kearney Standard Distance
19/08/2017HardmanLong Distance
27/08/2017Dublin City Triathlon 2017 SprintAquabike 
16/09/2017The Lost SheepMiddle Distance

2017 Super Series

Aileen Reid Derry Dismount

The Super Series will consist of five races in 2017, all sprint distance and all draft-legal.

This year's Series saw triathlon's young guns put in some extremely impressive performances, something we can expect to see continue in 2017. Racing begins at Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon in May, before heading to the National Sprint Championships in Derry two weeks later. After a one month break, the Super Series will return to the extremely fast course at Two Provinces triathlon before concluding with the now familiar pairing of Dublin City Triathlon at the end of August and Pulse Port Beach Triathlon in early September.

27/05/2017

Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon

Draft Legal Sprint

11/06/2017

City of Derry Triathlon

Draft Legal Sprint

15/07/2017

Two Provinces Triathlon

Draft Legal Sprint

27/08/2017

Dublin City Triathlon 2017

Draft Legal Sprint

09/09/2017

Pulse Port Beach Triathlon

Draft Legal Sprint

Qualification criteria for the Super Series, which is the premier competition for athletes in Ireland, can be found on the Race Series section of our website.

 

2017 NATIONAL SERIES

Caroline Kearney

The 2017 National Series will be made up of 16 races across the country, beginning in mid April and wrapping up more than six months later on the second to last day of September.

The National Series is Ireland's biggest triathlon competition, with thousands of athletes battling it out with each other to be the best in their particular age categories.

The National Series is designed to be accessible to triathletes in all parts of the country and showcases some of the best mass participation events on the triathlon calendar. This year's series will be made up of  sprint, six standard and one middle distance triathlon.

15/04/2017North Tip Sprint TriathlonSprint
21/05/2017Tri 795 CarlowSprint
04/06/2017Up the Creek Sprint
11/06/2017City of Derry Sprint TriathlonSprint
17/06/2017Westport Sprint TriathlonSprint
24/06/2017Hell of the West Standard
01/07/2017JailbreakStandard
09/07/2017Hazelwood Standard TriathlonStandard
15/07/2017Two Provinces TriathlonSprint
06/08/2017Loughrea Sprint DistanceSprint
12/08/2017Caroline Kearney Standard
27/08/2017Dublin City Triathlon 2017 Standard Standard
03/09/2017Belfast Titanic TriathlonStandard
09/09/2017Pulse Port Beach TriathlonSprint
16/09/2017The Lost SheepMiddle
30/09/2017Moby Dick Sprint

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Full Race Calendar and 2017 Memberships

The full race calendar for 2017 - with more than 200 great events will be published in the events section of our website soon. In the meantime 2017 race licence memberships (which cover the remainder of 2016 too) are available by logging in to your existing membership profile page or by heading to the Become a Member section