“Stop n Go” Try a Tri for Beginners Sunday May 18th

Dock-Beach-KinsaleCTC are planning to hold an introductory Try a Tri event from the Dock Beach in Kinsale on Sunday May 18th at 4:00pm.  It is hoped to have a BBQ after the activities to help get to know one another.  This event was a big success last year and those new to triathlon found it very useful.  It will not be a race as with other Try a Tri events; rather we will go through all of the elements of a triathlon step by step to give newcomers a feel for what to expect for the upcoming season.  We will start with a short open water swim round the diving platform just off the beach, this will be about a 3-400m swim, the swim will be preceded with a short briefing from one of the more experienced club members on what to expect in an actual race.  There will then be a demonstration of what happens at first transition (T1) followed by a short cycle (about 10km) then back to the Dock for second transition (T2).  This will then be followed by a short run, about 3km.  Hopefully the weather will be kind and everyone can enjoy some socializing with some barbecued food.  The Dock Beach is across the bridge on the western side of Kinsale, turn left after the bridge. The beach is on the other side of the peninsula to the bar and marina, here.  So if you intend coming along, bring your wetsuit (absolutely compulsory), race bike, helmet and running shoes.  Water is still pretty cold so have at least 2 swim hats or a neoprene hat.