It’s been a good couple of days for Ironman fans and competitors from the UK and Ireland, after two new races were added to next season’s calendar – one full race and one 70.3.
On consecutive weekends in September 2011 the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 circuits will be within touching distance of UK fans and athletes, after brand new races in Ireland and Wales were confirmed by the race administrators. This exciting news represents yet further evidence of the rapid growth of triathlon in this part of the world.
Ironman 70.3 Ireland will take place in the city of Galway and the surrounding area on Sunday 4 September 2011. The location on Ireland’s breathtaking west coast will be a real treat for the athletes and the spectators, and the organisers are expecting places to sell out rapidly. The race starts with a swim in the fresh and clear waters of Galway Bay and finishes with a city centre run that will take in all of Galway’s main landmarks.