Westport Inter Company Duathlon
The inaugural Westport Inter-Company Duathlon will take place on Saturday, 27th April 2019. The Duathlon, centred around the stunning grounds of Westport House Estate, will consist of a 5k run, 18k cycle and a final 1.7k run which will start & finish at Gracy’s Bar and Bistro at “the farmyard” at Westport House.
Stage 1 is a 5k run which brings participants around the grounds of Westport House Estate, taking in a forest trail and stunning views of Westport House and gardens. On exiting the forest trail, participants will run toward the back of Hotel Westport before entering the tree-lined walled laneway in the direction of Gracy’s. The final stretch takes runners out to Golf Course road, turning left in the direction of Carrowholly for 600m before turning back into Westport House Estate via Orchard lane, and finishing at T1. Transition will be located in the carpark at the farmyard, near Gracy’s Bar and Bistro.
Stage 2 – Cycle: Participants will collect their bikes at transition for the 18K cycle which takes cyclists out to Croagh Patrick and back via the coast road.
Stage 3 will be a 1.7k fun run which takes runners from transition out to Golf Course Road for 600m before turning left back into Westport House Estate. Old clothes are advisable as you prepare to be splashed with colour as you head down the final stretch toward the finish line. Relay team runners should aim to pick up the rest of your team en route to run the final 100meters together and cross the line as a team. The finish line will be located near Gracy’s Bar and Bistro.
Not ready to complete the entire duathlon? No problem. Just sign up as part of a 2 or 3-person relay team. Maximum team size is 3 (2 runners, 1 cyclist). The timing chip (worn on the ankle) must be handed over to your relay partner to complete the next stage of the event.
A 1.7k colour run will be open to Age 7+. This will take place at 9:05, immediately after the adult race start. (This is the same route as the adult’s final 1.7k run). While this course will be safe and well marshalled with just 600 meters on road, parents / guardians are asked to run with younger participants to ensure their safety along the course.
Still feeling energetic? Why not stay around after the event and enjoy all that Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park has to offer. 10% discount for all event participants on the day. Pirate Adventure Park opens at 11:30am.
Showers are available onsite at the Caravan and Camping site and at Gracy’s Bar and Bistro.
Post-race refreshments will be served at Gracy’s Bar and Bistro from After event
Prize giving will take place at 10:45.
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