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Pulse Port Beach Triathlon

Pulse Port Beach Triathlon swim start.

 Saturday, September 14th 2019

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 2019, the Pulse Port Beach Triathlon will be a BMW Triathlon National Series event, open to all athletes aged 16 years and upwards.

Latest News:

Scroll down to view the event schedule. More information regarding pre-race registration, wave allocations, etc. will be posted here and on our Facebook page as race day approaches. For queries about the event, please contact us at race@pulsetri.com.

Race entry:

Click on this link to enter the race. Cost of entry is €55. This is non-refundable, however you may transfer your entry to another athlete up to one week before race day.

Event schedule:

Registration opens 09:00
Transition opens 09:00
Registration closes 10:30
Transition closes 10:45
Competitor briefing 11:00
Move to swim start 11:20
Swim warm-up 11:30
Swim start wave 1 11:45
Swim start wave 2 11:50
Swim start age groupers wave 3 11:55
Swim start age groupers wave 4 12:00
Swim start age groupers wave 5 12:05
Swim cut-off 12:55
Bike cut-off 15:00
Transition opens (once last runner exits) 15:05
Car park A opens (once last cyclist finishes) 15:05
Run cut-off 15:55
Event finish 16:00
Car park B opens 16:00
Prize giving 16:10

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.

Cancellation of Swim Leg:

In the unlikely event that the swim leg were cancelled due to adverse weather, Pulse Triathlon Club reserves the right to change the race to a duathlon format. We cannot issue a refund.

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 2018 and earlier years are here.

Photos & video:

Photographs and videos of 2018 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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