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Pulse Port Beach Triathlon

Pulse Port Beach Triathlon swim start.

Saturday, September 22nd 2018

With a traditional beach swim start, and bike and run legs on closed roads, this sprint distance race is perfect for both the newcomer to triathlon and the more experienced triathlete who is looking for a personal best.

For 2018, the Pulse Port Beach Triathlon will be a BMW Triathlon National Series and Triathlon Ireland Super Series event.

The National Series event is non-draft legal, and open to all athletes aged 16 years and upwards. The Super Series event is a draft legal event, and open to athletes who are ranked by Triathlon Ireland as CAT1 or CAT2.

Latest News and Updates:

Race news and updates are posted to our Facebook event page. For queries about the event, please contact us at race@pulsetri.com.

Race entry:

Race entry is now closed.

Event information:

All participants should have received a race briefing document via email at this stage. If you did not receive the briefing document, or if you have further questions, please contact race@pulsetri.com.

Race numbers and swim waves details are now available for viewing and download.

If you intend to race in the Super Series event, please review the Triathlon Ireland Super Series Athlete Guide 2018.

Roads leading to the race car park, registration, and spectator area, will close from 08:30 on race day.

RACE SCHEDULE – 22/09/2018
Registration Opens 07:00
Transition Opens 07:00
Super Series

(Cat1 / Cat2)

National Series

(Age Group)

Registration Closes 08:30 08:45
Transition Closes 08:45 09:15
Competitor Briefing 08:50 09:30
Move to Swim Start 09:30 09:45
Warm Up 09:40 09:50 – 09:55
Swim Start Male Cat 1 & Cat 2 09:50 n.a.
Swim Start Female Cat 1 & Cat 2 09:55 n.a.
Swim Start Age Groupers Wave 1 n.a. 10:10
Swim Start Age Groupers Wave 2 n.a. 10:15
Swim Start Age Groupers Wave 3 n.a. 10:20

Course overview:

The race consists of a 750m sea swim from Port beach, followed by a 20km single loop cycle on fully closed roads. The 4.8k run will be an out and back route that will take competitors to the finish line back at Port beach. No roundabouts, no traffic lights, and no cars, this is pure rural bliss! You can find more information on the course information page.

How to get there:

The triathlon takes place at Port beach, just north of the village of Clogherhead in Co. Louth and accessed via local road L2244. (GPS 53.8271471, -6.2614829). For detailed directions, click here.

First Triathlon?

New to Triathlon and not sure about the basics – what to wear, what to eat, what equipment you need, etc.? Read the New to triathlon page on the Triathlon Ireland Website, and take a look at our Beginning triathlon page for other useful links.

Race results:

Race results for 2017 and earlier years are here.

Photos & video:

Photographs and videos of 2017 and past years are here.

Thank You:

Thank you to the residents of the Port beach area, The Irish Coastguard, An Garda Síochána, St John Ambulance, Boyne Fisherman’s Rescue and Recovery service, and our sponsors whose support allows us to stage this event.

Feedback or Questions:

Feel free to contact us at race@pulsetri.com.


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