10th Anniversary of Ballinrobe Duathlon

The 10th anniversary of the Ballinrobe Duathlon on February 9th aims to attract the biggest field of athletes ever for the South Mayo town. The event grew from a tiny event held on a course based around the Bowers Riverside walk little did we know that 10 years later substantial investment on the beautiful riverside walk will make it one of the precises gems of the area when its finished. 

The current works are hoped to be finished in time for round 3 of the Bridge Signs Ireland West Duathlon series and what better way to show off the works than with a multi discipline event like a duathlon. 

Sign up here https://www.njuko.net/ballinrobe-duathlon-2019 

Ballinrobe Town map

The route

5.3k Run, The start line will be outside the old Ulster Bank at the top of Bridge St, it’s a fast downhill run before turning right for High St, the run is rectangular in shape and is very flat, the second right turn is at 3k and again at 3.3k onto the Cloongowla rd, stay on the right hand side of the road, follow signs to Transition in Abbey St.

At Transition: first put on your helmet before you lift your bike, walk out to road side to Mount your bike before getting on your bike. Keep your eyes open and be aware of the traffic. Remember don’t block other competitors be mindful….


17k Cycle: Cycle out of town via the Claremorris road, keep your EYES open as there are very busy shops and garages for the first km out of town.

Follow roads arrows straight for 5k veer left at Cloonacastle for Robeen at Robeen cross roads turn left for Ballygarris 700m later, turn left for Ballinrobe via Cloongowla, when approaching the town beware you are in a built up area and traffic can come from any direction, when you get to the Dismount sign GET OFF your bike and walk into Transition, Rack your bike at the same place where you took it from.

Please obey the rules of the road and the rules of the sport.

NO Ipods

TI rules apply (No drafting on the cycle) Motorbikes and static marshals in place.

3.8k Run From transition run/walk  into Brewery court follow arrows signs up and onto the Creagh road, keep left on the footpath, left on to Bowers walk keeping river on the right,  back to  Brewery court finishing at Abbey St. Slower runners may meet faster finishing runners on the Town weir bridge so always allow the faster runner right of way.

At The Finish

Please hand back your timing chip…! €30 fee if you don’t.

Those who win a prize, please stay around as we are taking pictures there for the local papers so we need you in your race kit. This will be done at the podium area.  Provisional Results are live at the Core Timing vehicle so have a look.

Guys we are always doing our best to keep Mayo towns clean so leave “No Trace ” put all rubbish into the bins provided.

Overall results

Provisional results will be available so we can announce the prize winners at The Lakeside Sports and fitness gym from 12.30pm.

The full results and stage breakdown will be posted on our website www.raceface.ie and on our event Facebook page.

We will have some light refreshments for the prize winners at the presentation.

Thanks to our Main sponsor Mc Hale’s engineering and supporting sponsors Vaughan Shoes, Ballinrobe physiotherapy and Chia seeds.

Keep Ballinrobe clean

 Make sure to take all of your belongings and rubbish after the event

“ Leave NO Trace”


Will be available at the Lakeside Leisure centre on Station rd (Kilmaine rd) directly after the event.

 The event sponsors

Mc Hale engineering Ballinrobe are the main sponsors of this year’s event.

Vaughan Shoes with shops in Claremorris, Castlebar and Ballinrobe.

Ballinrobe physiotherapy is making sure that the body is fit for purpose with their range physiotherapy services,

Each sponsor all promote healthy living and outdoor activity.

The event is supported by Mayo County Council, Ballinrobe Tidy towns, Western Lakes CC, Hollymount Wheelers, Ballinrobe Scouts, The Lakeside sports and fitness club, Ballinrobe Tus group, Ballinrobe Town Management and town traders, the RSA, Core timing, Order of Malta and www.raceface.ie