The magical and mythical terrain on the Erris peninsula in North County Mayo is set to host one of Ireland’s toughest and most gruelling triathlons on September 30th when over 200 national and international athletes will compete in the Blacksod Point Challenge Triathlon.
This epic triathlon on the most westerly tip of Europe showcases some of the most stunning scenery in the country with rolling sand dunes, splendid Atlantic vistas and dramatic sea cliffs providing a spectacular backdrop along the race route.
The Blacksod Point Triathlon involves a 1500m endurance swim in Blacksod Bay, a forty three kilometre cycle to Belmullet town, passing the highest point on the Erris peninsula and an amazing ten kilometre run across the senic Falmore.
The return of the Blacksod Point Challenge has been organised as part of a Marine Festival by Belmullet Festival Committee, this stunning event has being described by previous event winners as one of the most challenging and demanding sporting events in Ireland.
“The interest in this year’s race is growing all the time with many regular competitors returning for another gruelling endurance test in Erris.
The return of the Blacksod Point Challenge Triathlon brings back one of the biggest multi sporting events in North Mayo."
Direct entry available through Triathlon Ireland: https://app.triathlonireland.com/race-calendar/