What’s a triathlon?

A triathlon consists of a swimming, cycling & running section (in this order). The triathlon season in Ireland usually runs from April till September & offers events with a pool swim as well as open water events, utilizing rivers, lakes or the ocean for the swim section. You can see the full Triathlon Ireland race calendar here.


What distance is a triathlon?

There are different triathlon distances to suit every fitness level:

  • Try-a-Tri: 250m swim, 6km cycle, 3km run
  • Sprint : 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run
  • Standard: 1500m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run
  • Middle: 1900m swim, 90km cycle, 21.1km run
  • Long : 3800m swim, 180k cycle, 42.2k run

How can I get started?

The easiest way to get started is to join one of our training sessions. You’re welcome to participate in a session free of charge to see whether you like it.
GoTri offers a variety of training options – group running sessions, spinning & road cycling options as well as swim training in cooperation with Shannon Masters swim club.
Check the Training section of this website for further information or contact head coach Stephan Teeling Lynch ( / 087 9973313).

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Why should I join GoTri?

Our club consists of over 90 members of all abilities – beginners who want to complete their first triathlon, seasoned triathletes who try to beat their personal best times, as well as elite athletes chasing national titles. We all work together as a team, living up to our club motto “Together we push each other forward”. Everyone is supported to reach their own goals and dreams.
Most importantly our club is all about exercising with like minded people, making friends, becoming part of the big GoTri family and having fun! Give it a go & find out!


Available membership types

Adults – €50 (training & racing under the GoTri name)
Juniors – €10
Associate Membership – €30 (training with GoTri, but not racing under our banner)
Family Memberships – from €60 (depending on number of family members)



Joining Triathlon Ireland

All GoTri members must be a member of Triathlon Ireland (full or associate). This provides you with insurance cover for all club-organized activities. Full TI members are also covered by insurance for all TI races. Associate TI Memberships covers you for club training sessions only, requiring a one-day licence fee to be paid to TI for each race entered. For more details see


What equipment do I need?

Triathlon can be an expensive sport, but it doesn’t have to be. Especially when you’re just dipping your toes into the sport you don’t have to spend too much:

Wetsuit for open water events (due to Irish climate these are compulsory, but there are options to rent/borrow wetsuits)

Bike (hybrid/road/mountain bike)
Helmet (absolutely mandatory!)

Running Shoes



As a club affiliated with Triathlon Ireland GoTri Triathlon Club follows the guidelines and procedures that Triathlon Ireland have set out and put in place  for the Safeguarding of Children participating in the sport of triathlon.Safeguarding for children is the first priority for Triathlon Ireland and GoTri Triathlon Club. It is a crucial function in providing fun safe and fair opportunities for all who participate in triathlon and ensuring the safeguarding of children participating in the sport.

More details including our Child Safeguarding Statement, can be found here: