Aquabike Races 2016

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Swim-Bike-Relax!

New aquabike events have been added to the Triathlon Ireland calendar for the 2016, giving fresh opportunities for non-runners to take part in an exciting multi-sport race.

Following the success of Ireland's first ever aquabike races in Lanesborough and Skerries last year, more opportunities have been added for 2016 with Blessington Triathlon Club running both a sprint and a standard distance race on June 12th in Co. Wicklow.

Two Provinces Triathlon Club will once again stage a sprint distance aquabike race on the same day as the National Championships in Lanesborough, Co Longford on July 16th while on September 11th, Fingal Triathlon Club will host an aquabike event alongside their sprint distance and junior triathlon races in Skerries, Co. Dublin. More details and entries are available on our events page.

What is Aquabiking?

An aquabike event is the first two disciplines of a regular triathlon but without the running and so is a great way for athletes who can't - or don't want to run - to take part in a multi-sport event. Older competitors and people carrying run-injuries have found it a particularly good way of staying involved in racing, instead of looking on from on the sidelines.

Aquabike events are usually run alongside a regular triathlon, with the participants swimming and biking alongside other participants. Once they enter T2, aquabikers rack their bike and run or walk a short distance to the finish line.  

Want to Learn More?

Ex-triathlete and self-professed Aquabiker Kevin O'Sullivan's experience from last year's event Skerries can be read here.