Aquathons Starting Next Week (Thursday 11th June)(Aquathons open to Juniors)

Aq_June19_startOur very popular summer(!) aquathon series is starting next week on Thursday 11th June, it is hoped to have 2 every month during the three summer months, (June, July and August).  All of the aquathons will be run at the Dock Beach outside Kinsale.  Start time is a little later than last year at 7:30pm.  It is proposed to use the pontoon off the beach as a marker with probably 2 laps (possibly one lap for juniors?) , the run will be out to a cone close to the bridge junction.  There will be a league run as part of the series.  Again as with the TTs the organisers (Tadhg O’Leary and John O’Shaughnessy) would appreciate some help with the running of the aquathons, to take part in the league members must marshal at least one of the aquathons.  These have been great fun over the last couple of years and people have tended to hang around and have a chat and a cup of tea after the race, bring a flask.  For those that are new or just not sure of the format have a look at the video of one of last year’s events as shot by John, here:  Anyone participating should be capable of swimming the required distance (500m approx) reasonably comfortably.  It is hoped to have Kayak cover (at least one) but this may not always be possible.