Derry Triathlon places go live

The Mayor of Derry, Councillor Martin Reilly pictured at the City Hotel for the launch of the City of Derry Triathlon. Included, are Karl Vekins,  Northwest Triathlon Club president Paul McGilloway, race director, Aileen Reid, Des Brown, Firmus Energy, sponsors, Conor Eannetta, Triathlon Ireland and Austin Cutliffe, treasurer. DER0514SL001
The Mayor of Derry, Councillor Martin Reilly pictured at the City Hotel for the launch of the City of Derry Triathlon. Included, are Karl Vekins, Northwest Triathlon Club president Paul McGilloway, race director, Aileen Reid, Des Brown, Firmus Energy, sponsors, Conor Eannetta, Triathlon Ireland and Austin Cutliffe, treasurer. DER0514SL001

Online entries for both of Derry’s thrilling 2014 sprint triathlons go live tomorrow (Friday).

North West Triathlon Club’s mainstay annual event, the Liam Ball Sprint Triathlon, and the second annual firmus energy City of Derry Triathlon are expected to draw entrants in big numbers as soon as places become available on Triathlon Ireland’s website.

Those planning to take on the challenges are urged to act quickly to secure their places in what promise to be two of the highlights of the Irish triathlon racing calender this year.

Places in North West Triathlon Club’s Buncrana Charity Duathlon are also now available at the Triathlon Ireland website.

Joe Doherty, Chair of NWTC, said: “Places are expected to fill up fast so anyone planning to take part in this year’s races should ensure they register online at Triathlon Ireland’s website as soon as they can to avoid disappointment.

“The firmus energy City of Culture Triathlon was a tremendous success last year and truly was the best triathlon on the island in 2013 despite the challenging Derry weather conditions. We now plan to build on that success for an even better City of Derry triathlon in 2014, with 600 triathletes taking part.

He added: “The Liam Ball Sprint is renowned across the island as one of the longest-running triathlons in Ireland and without fail is a sell out every year in a matter of days. Numbers are limited to 250 for this years event so people are urged to act now to book their places whether as an individual or a relay team.”