North Mayo’s Strandman Crossmolina Triathlon takes place on 24th June 2018, and demand is expected to be strong for this unique event which take in some of the finest North Mayo scenery.
Gortnor Abbey Pier, Crossmolina
This year the race travels to Lough Conn where athletes will take on a 1.9km lake swim from Gortnor Abbey pier.
Exiting the water they will get saddled up and head for Bangor Erris, taking a right just out side the town heading for Ballinaboy, then right again for Ballycastle taking in all the best of the wild Atlantic Way and Céide Coast.
Taking a right in Ballycastle athletes will do a final 20km stretch into Crossmolina totalling bike leg of approx 99 kms.
Upon reaching transition athletes will then complete a 21k half marathon run via four loops of what is called the Lake Road in Crossmolina, finishing the half marathon and race where it started at Gortnor Abbey pier.
Just one of the amazing views on offer along the Strandman Crossmolina Route (C) Nephin Beg Photographics
Mayo North suits perfectly for these type of events with amazing routes and views to take in. With a 7am start, the event should meet very little traffic for most of the bike leg on Sunday 24th of June. This sets Mayo North apart from many other locations around Ireland. It’s hoped that Strandman Crossmolina will become a regular feature on the sporting map for Crossmolina and North Mayo.
Strandman Crossmolina is limited to 40 spaces, so don’t delay, register today!
Date: Sunday 24th June 2018
Location: Gortnor Abbey Pier, Crossmolina
Cost: €45 + booking fee