Belpark Target National Series Races – 2019

Belpark have targeted six National Series races as a club. The aim is to have lots of members attend the same races creating a fun, friendly and competitive atmosphere all while you score National Series points for yourself and your club!

We have chosen the following target races for this year:

All races are open for entry through the Triathlon Ireland website.

Entries to the Mixed team relay will be made through the club so no need to do anything for that just yet.

Club Race – Hook or by Crook

Back by popular demand Belpark return to the Sunny South East for the Hook or by Crook race in Dunmore East. As well as the clubs best athletes going head to head for the club trophies it promises to be as fun as ever. Last year we had 70(!) athletes make the trip to compete. The club will arrange accommodation which will be available to book via the Members Zone shortly. There will be an inter tri club tug-o-war, dancing, fun awards, big group dinner and an all out party atmosphere…and a triathlon obviously, don’t forget the triathlon.

Why Should I do these races?

  • These are the races that we hope will attract the most Belpark athletes creating the best and friendliest racing atmosphere.
  • John Cafrey, Belpark’s Club Coach, will be tailoring his training plans to peak at these events so get following the plans and be sure to sign up in order to make the most of your season!
  • Your Club Captains will be in touch reminding you when entries are opening, organising carpooling and issuing pre-race advice to give you the edge on race day.
  • If you complete one Sprint, one Olympic distance and 2 other National Series races you will get an overall national ranking and you will also be ranked by age and gender meaning giving you a wide range of exciting competition. In addition, your points will also go towards Belaprk’s points tally in the National Club series.
So if your new to the club or an old hand deciding what races you want to target for 2019 look no further!

What is the National Series?

The National Series is the premier age group competition in Ireland featuring some of the top events in the country. Series events are located in all provinces of the country in order to provide, as best as possible, an accessible spread of races.
An athlete’s 4 best scoring races in a season, of which 1 must be sprint distance and 1 must be standard distance, determine the triathletes ranking in his or her age group. Rankings are displayed in respective male and female 5 year age bands.
National Series events are also used for scoring points towards the age-group Club Championships. All club members must be associated at the time of the event.
Note: In order to receive National Series and Club Championship points you must hold a racing license for Triathlon Ireland when competing in the event

Anything else?

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your club captains – myself or Grainne.