A completely revamped course using the beautiful Greenway to Turlough and a bike route on the quite roads around Parke and Pontoon, this new course is suitable for all abilities.
The Castlebar Adventure Duathlon course is now longer at 39 km but is considerably flatter than its predecessor, with no booster mountain to climb, no Rathbawn hills to cycle making the new course a lot more forgiving.
There is only one distance this year for individuals and relay teams who have proven to be very popular throughout the series.
The event will start at 10 am and finish at Springfield playground around 11.30 am.
The beautifully laid out playground is a perfect setting with vast open space for spectators to take in the electric atmosphere of the event, children can play in the safety of a closed in environment while parents can watch the action.
The first run takes in part of the new Greenway to Turlough, then after 2.5k a sharp turn left uphill takes participants onto the old Turlough rd finishing back at the Springfield playground using Rowan drive.
The cycle course is pretty flat with the odd hill; the route starts at Rowan drive turning right for Turlough, left for Parke before returning via the Pontoon rd and Rowan drive to transition at Springfield playground.
The last run is 5k out and back course on the Greenway to Turlough turning at the N5 Tyre Centre and finishing back at the Springfield playground.
This event is supported by the Civil Defence, Destination Mayo, Castlebar Men’s shed group, Castlebar Chamber of Commerce, Mayo Sports Partnerships, Mayo County Council, Castlebar Fit for Life and the Road safety authority.
The Sponsors are the Galway Roast, Castlebar Health quarters gym, The Bike Clinic and the Mayo Advertiser.
This event is the 5th and last round of the hugely successful Ireland West Duathlon Series. To date nearly 500 participants have taken part in one or more of the events in the series which kicked off at the Land of the Giants Duathlon in Claremorris on December 28th.
The series is sponsored by Marrey Bikes and the prize presentation will be on March 25th with the infamous Stephen Roche in attendance.
Registration takes place at An Sportlann McHale park on Friday March 18th 6-8pm and again Saturday morning from 7.45 to 9.15am
So don’t delay, book your place in the Castlebar Adventure Duathlon today !!!