Laois Athletes Join the 2011 Triathlone Challenge


Ireland’s largest Triathlon event is calling on all Laois runners,
triathletes, swimmers and fitness enthusiasts to join them to take The 2011
Waterways Ireland triathlone Challenge this July.   Whether standard, sprint
or ‘try a tri’ triAthlone 2011 has a race for everyone and would like
encourage you to TAKE THE PLUNGE with them on Saturday 2nd July in Athlone.

As part of the Waterways triathlone 2011 Challenge absolute beginners can
sign up as part of a relay team and either run, swim or cycle – by simply
selecting their preferred discipline.   The relay events are available for
all distances for the first time with entry fees 25% cheaper than 2010.

Participants are also being encouraged to take the TriAthone charity
challenge by selecting one of three charities nominated for the 2011 event;
Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Respect and Breast Cancer Ireland. For more
information visit

The River Shannon will provide a spectacular backdrop to the popular
calendar event which has been growing in size since 2006 and hosted
Ireland’s first ever European TriAthlone Championships in 2010.   The
TriAthlone commences with a swim along the river Shannon which flows through
Athlone town, followed by a cycle and run around and through the streets of

Training tips and schedules for participants of all levels can be accessed
online now @

Organiser, Liam Heavin speaking about the event said

“Every year we are amazed at the amount of beginners and people of all
levels that sign up to take part and we want to appeal to them and previous
participants to take part again for 2011.   We are all really excited about
the 2011 challenge event and want to encourage as many runners, triathletes,
swimmers and fitness enthusiasts to get on board and take the challenge”.

TriAthlone is delighted the Athlone Town Council annual summer festival
Summerfest will take place over the weekend of 2nd July.  The very
successful family event which has run for the last few years promised to
offer great fun and excitement to supporters, participants and families and
people from all over Ireland who can visit.

The title sponsor for the event is Waterways Ireland, which is the
North/South Body responsible for the management of the inland navigable
waterway system.

Further information is available @

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