Kilkenny Triathlon Club Launches its Inaugural Race

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Kilkenny Triathlon Club has announced the launch of its inaugural club race, ‘The KTC Duathlon 2012’ taking place in the scenic surrounds of Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny on Saturday March 10th. Over 150 athletes are expected to race on the day, ranging from experienced racers to those completely new to the sport. It is also hoped that some of Ireland’s top triathletes will make the trip to take part in the event.

“We are delighted to invite the Kilkenny Triathlon Club to Mount Juliet for this inaugural event. We are sure it will prove to be a very successful and exciting day for all involved”, said William Kirby, General Manager, Mount Juliet.

The race itself will consist of a 3km run within the picturesque grounds of Mount Juliet, a 19km cycle through the surrounding countryside and then back into Mount Juliet for the final 3km run. For those new to the multi-disciplinary world of triathlon, a duathlon offers a fantastic way to dip your toe, so whether you are an experienced triathlete looking for a personal best or you’re taking on your very first challenge, this event will prove the perfect setting for it.

“Duathlons and Triathlons are experiencing huge growth in Ireland, seen no more clearly than with the success of the Triathlon in Kilkenny City last summer, and with such a stunning backdrop on offer at Mount Juliet we aim to put Kilkenny right on the map for Duathlons as well”, said Dara Fahy, Duathlon Race Director, adding that, “Over 150 athletes will take part this March in our event and we hope to grow it even bigger over the coming years to make it one of Ireland’s major Duathlon races.”

Online entry to the event opens Wednesday, 1st February. To find out more about the event and to enter the race visit the club website or email The club would like to wish everyone who takes part a great day in Mount Juliet and is looking forward to putting on a top class event to kick off the 2012 racing season!

Kilkenny Triathlon Club is Kilkenny’s only club dedicated to the 3 sports of swimming, cycling and running and was founded in January 2011, with the aim to promote triathlon, introduce local people to the sport and to promote a healthy lifestyle. The club is always looking for new members and welcomes people of all abilities. To find out more about the club please visit their website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter


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