‘Hasta la vista, baby’ at Tarmonator

News Reporter


News Reporter

The Kidathon Kids...Dearbhla Gannon, Shauna Nolan, Donnacha Nolan, R�onagh Gannon, Saoirse Gannon, Niamh O'Brien, Caoilainn Morgan and Robyn O'Neill at the launch of Tarmonator which takes on Sunday, June 14. On the previous evening, Saturday, June 13, Longford Triathlon Club is hosting a Kidathon event from 6pm in Tarmonbarry.  Photo by: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie
Longford Triathlon club is hosting its much anticipated second sprint triathlon race - Tarmonator - on Sunday, June 14 in and around Tarmonbarry.

Longford Triathlon club is hosting its much anticipated second sprint triathlon race - Tarmonator - on Sunday, June 14 in and around Tarmonbarry.

The ‘Terminator’ Arnold Schwarzenegger famously declared “hasta la vista, baby” and when translated from Spanish it means ‘see you later, baby’.

The phrase came to the wider attention of the English-speaking world via the 1991 film ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’, written by James Cameron and William Wisher Jnr.

And on Sunday, June 14 from 10.30am, Longford Triathlon club will host its second sprint triathlon - Tarmonator - in Tarmonbarry.

And once you’ve competed the organisers have no doubt - You’ll be back!

This event includes a 750m swim, 20km cycle and a 5k run all in and around Tarmonbarry. The 750m swim takes place in the Shannon, 20km return cycle into Longford and a 5k run through Clondra village.

Longford Triathlon Club PRO Louise Kenny explained, “It is a relatively flat course and the event is sure to attract many competitors from both near and far.”

Race Director Brian Crossan extended special thanks to the community of Tarmonbarry, Clondra and Tom Crosby for their assistance.

Mr Crossan remarked, “The people of Tarmonbarry have been a tremendous help and without this and their never ending co-operation we would not be able to run the Tarmonator.”

He added, “Special thanks to all our sponsors as without them this event wouldn’t happen. This is a great event for the county and if you are not taking part in the race we urge you to come out and show your support for our triathletes.”

In conjunction with the June 14 event, Longford Triathlon Club is also hosting a ‘Try a Tri’.

Ms Kenny explained, “‘Try a Tri’ is ideal for our newer club members who are still getting used to the open water swim. Our ‘Try a Tri’ distance is a 200m swim followed by a 20km cycle and 5km run. This is the only ‘Try a Tri’ happening in the Midlands during June - the perfect introduction to completing your first full sprint triathlon.”

While the previous day, Saturday, June 13, there is a Kidathon event starting from 6pm. This event, featuring a 60m swim, 1.78km bike & 790m run, will be on closed roads in the Tarmon Harbour estate which will ensure a safe event for all. Ms Kenny said there will be different heats for children based on their ages from 8-15, thus making this a safer race for all.

On Wednesday next, June 3, Longford Triathlon Club will host the first aquathon as part of the Midland Aquathon series - where 5 triathlon clubs in the Midlands will host an aquathon each. The aquathon event is a 750m swim followed by a 5k run. Points are accumulated and there will be an overall winner. Longford Triathlon Club won this overall award last year.

For more details on each of these events or to register, log on to www.longfordtri.ie