Land of the Giants Race Briefing

Land of the Giants Race Itinerary

Event Information
Sign on at The Mc William Hotel, Kilcolman Rd, Claremorris from 8.00am to 10.00am Monday December 28th, watch out for sign on signs.

There is a big crowd entered so allow time to get signed in and collect your bits.

If you have pre-entered just collect your timing chip, race and bike number, there will be a different queue, if you have not pre-entered then fill out the necessary WAIVER form and then proceed to sign on.

Bike racking: The Transition area will be open from 8.30am at the car park playground on the Ballinrobe road.(Beside Mac Mahon park) 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.
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 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.

18k Cycle: Follow roads arrows (White rectangle with red arrow) for 6k out towards Collerans cross roads, turn left towards Carramore, and on towards Country club Junction at Hollybrook turning left onto Ballinrobe Claremorris road, for the final 8k towards T1, once back at T1 Dismount at sign and walk into Transition and rack your bike at the same place where you took it from.
Please obey the rules of the road keep to the left
TI rules apply (No drafting on the cycle)

2k Run: Run in an anti clockwise direction around Lake Clare back out on to 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 Mammy’s with Buggies..

Big thanks to our sponsors and supporters

Main Sponsors of the event is Dixon & Dever Project Development Services.

Support Sponsors of the event are The McWilliam Park Hotel, Flynn’s Pharmacy, Waldron & Associates Architects and Colette Jordan and Associates Architectural Engineering & Energy Consulting, all participants will get an Aurivo Goodness sports nutrition recovery shake.

Claremorris Leisure Center will provide the showers for participants after the event. Prize giving takes place at 1pm at the McWilliam Park Hotel.

This event would not take place without brilliant supported of Claremorris Chamber of Commerce, McMahon Park Committee, Mayo Co Co and the Road Safety Authority, Claremorris Men’s shed group, the Red Cross and Claremorris Cycling club and Core timing will be looking after the event timing.

Prize winners and Results
The prize giving will take place at the Mc William hotel from 1pm once everyone is finished.
Showers will be available at the Claremorris swimming pool, remember to bring your race number if you want to get it free.

Prizes given out on the day

  • Top 3 males and females
  • 1st Over 40 Male and Female
  • 1st Over 50 Male and Female
  • 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

As part of the Ireland West Duathlon Series we will announce who is leading in the following categories:

  • All the Individual categories
  • Club Team of 5 once final figures have been totted
  • Corporate team of 5 but all participants have to sign on under company name.

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


See you there.

Padraig Marrey

Bike Fitting Specialist

Event organiser