Land of the Giants Duathlon Event Information 2017

Sign on at The McWilliam Park Hotel, Kilcolman Rd, Claremorris from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday evening December 27th and again on Thursday morning from 8.00 am to 10.00 am, watch out for the sign on signs.

At sign-on you will collect 2 numbers one to be worn on the front of your jersey or top (use pins), the other number is a sticker that should be to be put on your bike, which will help us in transition in case someone tries to take your bike.

There is a HUGE crowd signed up (over 450 participants) so allow time to get signed in and collect your bits.

Bike Racking
The Transition area will be open from 8.30 am at the car park playground on the Ballinrobe road (it is located beside Mac Mahon Park) 1km from sign on and 500 m from the race start area.

When parking your car, it is advised to park at the Train Station or the Carpark at the back of the Square (Super value). Just follow the signs and the marshals as we want to keep the Transition area free from traffic.

Pre-race checks
Make sure your wheels are pumped and your bike is in good working order, have your spare tube fitted to your bike and make sure you have at least one full water bottle filled and fitted. Remember if you are changing shoes in transition leave them there, your helmet must be left in transition also.

The transition area will be dismantled by 12.15pm so make sure to collect all your belongings before this time.

Race Briefing
Allow enough time to jog back to the start area.
Race briefing will commence at 10.15 am at the Start area in the Square

Race Start
Race Start at the Square at 10.30 am sharp.


Starting with a horn blast you will run for 5.5 km5 run from the Square, running down James St, through the middle of the town, then after 600m you will turn left into McMahon Park for a 4.8 km loop (please follow arrows) and signs back to Transition.

Run route

At Transition: First put on your helmet then lift your bike, (change shoes if necessary) walk out to the road side to the 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 8 km 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 and then take off your helmet.

Please obey the rules of the road keep to the left
TI rules apply (No drafting on the cycle) This year we have motor bike stewards watching you !!
Cycle route

Final run
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 its a shopping day watch out for people shopping and parent’s with Buggies..

Final Run Route:

Finish Area
We have water, fruit and some jellies at the finish marquee. If you are a winner on the day please stay around the finish area 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.

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

Claremorris Leisure Center/Swimming Pool will provide the showers for participants after the event, remember to bring race number to gain access..

A big thanks to our sponsors and supporters

Event Main Sponsor: Dixon & Dever Project Development Services Ltd.

Support Sponsors of the event are The McWilliam Park HotelFlynn’s PharmacyColette Jordan Associates Architectural Engineering & Energy Consulting.

This event would not take place without brilliant supported of the Claremorris Chamber of Commerce, McMahon park committee, Mayo Co Co and the Road Safety Authority, Claremorris Men’s Shed Group and The Red Cross

The event results will be supplied by Core Timing.

Prize winners and Results
The prize giving will take place at the Mc William Park hotel from 1pm once everyone is finished.
We will have tea and coffee for the prize winners, the McWilliam 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 and Female (Need 5 participants to have a category)
  • 1st Over 50 Male and Female (Need 5 participants to have a category)
  • 1st Jun (U18) Male and Female (Need 5 participants to have a category)
  • 1st relay team, if more than 5 teams per gender there will be a second prize
  • Numerous spot prizes on the day


A draft copy of the results will be on view in the hotel and can be seen on the Land of the Giants FB page later that evening, on  and