Tri Kingdom Come

By | August 7, 2019

Organised by Tralee Triathlon Club, the Tri Kingdom Come Triathlon took place in Fenit in County Kerry on Saturday the 3rd of August. There were two options open to competitors on the day; a sprint race consisting of a 750m swim, 20km cycle and a 5km run, and a try-a-tri race which consisted of a 250m swim, 8km cycle and a 2.5km run. This is a popular event on the bank holiday weekend each year, with many triathletes taking the opportunity to combine a triathlon with a little sight-seeing in the picturesque surrounds of Kerry. The fact that the sprint race was also part of the Tri Munster League this year also ensured a high class field on the day. In total 29 athletes took part in the try-a-tri event, with over 250 competing in the sprint event. Two members of The Blackwater Triathlon Club raced on Saturday, with both Justin Ryan and Joe Scanlon taking part in the sprint event. Despite the broken weather leading up to the event, conditions weren’t too bad on the day, with the threatened rain holding off until just after the race. The breezy weather meant that the water was a little choppy on the swim, but the bike route was very flat and very fast. The run route was quite hilly, but nothing compared to the hills they had faced the previous week at The King Of The Hill Triathlon in Kinsale. Once again both members did the club proud. Justin finished in 6th place overall in a very impressive time of 1:06.40 and Joe crossed the line in 1:1:15:12, 33rd overall. All in all it was a very enjoyable and well run event. Definitely an option for anyone who wants to combine a bank holiday getaway with a little triathlon action.