The Spirit of Triathlon Award 2018

Spirit of Triathlon 2018

This is the second year of the 'Spirit of Triathlon' Award, which will be awarded at the Triathlon Ireland Awards Night taking place in the Gibson Hotel on 17 November.

Is there someone in your club whose spirit stands out?

Are they the first to arrive at training spins and the last to leave?

The first to volunteer when something needs doing and always introduces themselves to new members?

Are they someone who, despite facing challenges, loves taking part in triathlon?

Is there someone in your club who helps others develop their triathlon skills and be the best they can be within the sport?

If there is someone that jumps out in your mind when thinking about any of the above…why not nominate them for the Spirit of Triathlon Award 2018?


This award recognises those individuals who illustrate the principles of the positive spirit of the sport as displayed through acts of sportsmanship and leadership in multisport, with no deference to athletic ability.

Any current Triathlon Ireland member shall be eligible for nomination in this category, this can include (but is not limited to); athletes, coaches, volunteers, technical officials, club committee members and race directors.

The nominee should be someone who fits one or more of the following criteria:

  • embodies the spirit of the sport, contributing with a selfless, inclusive attitude;
  • has achieved something extraordinary within or because of triathlon;
  • has overcome the odds to be involved in triathlon;
  • has inspired others to strive for their personal best within triathlon.

Nominations should be written or a video entry sent to

Written entries should be 300 to 600 words in length and videos should be no more than four minutes in length. Entries should outline why this Triathlon Ireland member should be recognised with this award.

Nominations will close at 5pm on Thursday, 1st November 2018 with the winner notified shortly afterwards and allocated a free ticket to attend the Triathlon Ireland Awards Ceremony which is taking place on Saturday, 17th November 2018 at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin.