Glens of Antrim Triathlon (The GOAT)

Cycling Route
16 September
Based in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, the ‘GOAT’ is a fun and challenging sprint triathlon, great for novices and pros alike
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The swim will take off from the Waterford slipway just in front of the Redbay Lifeboat Station. The swimmers will head straight out from the slipway towards the first marker, then round this marker heading right towards the second marker. They will round the second marker and head back towards the slipway where they started the race. The Redbay Lifeboat Crew will have the in shore boat in the water alongside RNLI lifeguards on Paddle boards and Jetskis to ensure the ultimate safety of those in the water.

The participants will collect their bikes from the transition point and run with them into the adjacent car park, before mounting and bearing left onto the historic Coast Road to take on the Glen Ballyeamon. The cyclists will climb right to the top of Ballyeamon Glen passing through Midge Corner on the way to Parkmore. This is a category 3 climb ascending to 1100 feet, the participants will turn left and take on the speedy descent back down through Glenariff Glen remembering to take caution on the 2 switch back corners on the way down. If the riders dare to look up they will be greeted with spectacular views down the glen to the Irish Sea.

The athletes will drop off their bikes in the transition area and don their trainers to take on the breath-taking cliff path run. The runners will leave the carpark and head through the Cushendall Caravan park, through Dalriada onto to Dalriada slipway (being mindful of the un even surface) onto the beach path, across the footbridge onto Legge green before turning right onto the cliff path. The Cliff path will take the runners up to the famous Layde Churchyard carpark where water will be available after your climb. Then it’s a short downhill on the Layde road, back onto the cliff path and onto Legge green for the return to the finish at the Boat Club.

To get a true flavour of the event watch this film - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1ku6DXjEFI

For those that don’t want to take part in all three events, get together as a team and make a weekend of it.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Prices:

55 Euros

Opening times:

11:00

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre
  • Euro Accepted
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • Prior Booking Required
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