Getting Ready for the Land of the Giants..

A week to go…

What do you need to know.

Sign on at The Mc William Hotel, Kilcolman Rd, Claremorris from 6 to 8pm on Thursday evening December 27th and again on Friday morning from 8.00am to 10.00am, watch out for the Sign On signs.

At Sign On; Check all your details are correct, especially if you are part of a Club or Corporate Team,  collect your bid number, this is to be worn on the front of your jersey or top (use pins), and timing chip this is to be worn on your leg ankle, its velcro fastened

There is a full house signed up so allow time to get signed in and collect your bits, if possible try and call on the Thursday evening.

Bike Racking: The Transition area will be open from 8.30am at the car park playground on the Ballinrobe road.(Make sure your bike is in proper working order as it will be checked)(Beside Mac Mahon park) its 1km from sign on and 500m from the race start area. When parking your car, best to park at the Train station or the Carpark at the back of the Square (Super value), follow the signs and the marshals as we want to keep the Transition area free from traffic. No Parking on the footpaths outside Mc Mahon park PLEASE..

Allow enough time to jog back to the start area.
Race briefing, at 10.15am at Start area in the Square
Race Start at the Square at 10.30am sharp.

The Race

Starts with a 5.5k  Run from The Square with a horn blast, running down James St, through the middle of the town, after 600m turn left into Mc Mahon park for a 4.8k loop (Please follow arrows) and signs back to Transition.

At Transition: First put on your helmet before you lift your bike, (change shoes if necessary) walk out to road side to Mount Bike sign before getting on your bike. Remember you will be turning RIGHT after 100m.!! (Keep your head up)

18k Cycle: Follow roads arrows (White rectangle with red arrow) for 6k out towards Collerans cross roads, turn left towards Carramore, and on towards the Country club Junction at Hollybrook turning left onto the Ballinrobe Claremorris road for the final 8k towards T1, (Mc Mahon park) once back at T1 Dismount at sign and walk into Transition and rack your bike at the same place where you took it from then take off your helmet.
Please obey the rules of the road keep to the left
Rules apply (No drafting on the cycle stay 15m apart) This year we have motor bike stewards watching you !!

2k Run: Run in an anti clockwise direction around Lake Clare back out onto the main road turning right for the final 600m dash towards the finish line remember to stay on the right hand side of the road as you run towards the finish at the Square, because it’s a shopping day watch out for people shopping and parent’s with Buggies..


At the Finish

We have water, fruit and some jellies at the finish Marquee, for the winners please stay around as we are taking pictures at the Square for the local papers so we need you in your race(Club/ Team kit). This will be done at the podium area.  Guys we are always doing our best to keep Mayo towns clean so leave “No Trace ” put all rubbish into the bins provided. Thank YOU Race organisation.

Showers; Claremorris leisure centre swimming pool will provide the showers for participants after the event, remember to bring race number otherwise no shower.

Big thanks to our sponsors and supporters

Main Sponsors of the event is Dixon& Dever project development services Ltd.

Support Sponsors of the event are The Mc William park hotel, Flynn’s Pharmacy, Colette Jordan Associates Architectural Engineering & Energy Consulting and Hegarty’s Centra .

This event would not take place without brilliant supported of the Claremorris Chamber of Commerce, Mc Mahon park committee, Mayo Co Co and the road safety authority, Claremorris Men’s shed group, The Red Cross, the Gardaí and the event results will be supplied by Core Timing.

Prize winners and Results

Prize giving will take place at the Mc William hotel from 12.30pm once everyone is finished.
We will have tea and coffee for the prize winners, the Mc William hotel will have a lunch special for the event so get some good quality nourishment  to replenish your race efforts.

Prizes given out on the day

Top 3 males and females

1st Over 40 Male & Female (Need 5 participants to have a category)

1st Over 50 Male & Female (Need 5 participants to have a category)

1st Jun (U18) Male & Female (Need 5 participants to have a category)

1st relay team, if more than 5 teams there will be a second prize

Best Raceface photo will be announced on our website and Facebook

Numerous spot prizes on the day


A draft copy of the results will be on view there and can be seen on the land of the Giants FB page later that evening and on  and