Bray Junior Aquathon July 19th 2017

July 11, 2017


It’s with much disappointment that we have to announce that tomorrow evening’s Wicklow Tri Junior Aquathon needs to be cancelled, due to the bad weather conditions that are currently being forecast. We sincerely regret that we have to make this decision and it’s definitely not one that we’ve made easily. Many thanks for your patience

We are still monitoring the weather forcast re: tomorrows Juniors aquathon in Bray. While the rain looks like it may subside by tomorrow evening we are still a little concerned with predicted wave height. Safety of our junior athletes and indeed our marshals is paramount. If you are traveling tomorrow to the event, please check back here first thing tomorrow morning.
Many thanks.

Click on the image below to visit our Bray Aquathon Page including race details and event entry information


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Results – 2016 Junior Beast of the East

September 26, 2016



The spectators treated to a bird’s eye view of the swim course

What an amazing day of racing at the 2016 Junior Beast of the East Triathlon!  Over 100 junior athletes from all over Ireland descended on the scenic town of Greystones in Co Wicklow for this season closing triathlon.  This is the second time Wicklow Triahtlon Club have hosted this event but the first time on this new and spectator friendly course.


Triathlon Ireland Official to go with the race sanction

Weather on Sunday was almost perfect with the stormy conditions of Saturday clearing to a bright and sunny morning to welcome the competitors onto the course.  Registration and briefings over the day started with a charity splash and dash event for younger athletes.  Wicklow Triahlon Club Juniors are teamed up with the Gavin Glynn Foundation as a charity partner and all proceeds of the splash and dash go to help families provide treatment for similarly aged kids.


It may not have been a triathlon wave but it certainly was competitive!

The event invited entries from four age categories, those being 8 – 9, 10 – 11, 12 – 13 and 14 – 15 year old athletes.  Massive entries to the 8 – 9 and 10 – 11 waves forced the race committee to split these age categories into separate girls and boys races for reasons of safety.


More than a match for the course in the 8 – 9 year old category!

A full schedule with six races began at 1:30pm.  Swim distances were shortened slightly on the day as wind and swell started to build but in any case these were no challenge for the athletes.  In a demonstration of confidence and tenacity all the athletes powered through the open water sea swim in The Cove, a natural amphitheatre for the crowd of spectators to watch and cheer on the triathletes before they took to the closed road bike course.



Impressive swim performances right across all age categories

Testing a new idea in junior triathlon the bike course for the Junior Beast of the East was a multi-lap route over a 1km “criterium” type  course.  This meant that families and club mates could support the athletes along the entire route of the bike course as they passed the spectator and transition areas every few minutes.  A total success gauging all feedback!

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One or two thundery showers failed to put a dampener on the event!

The whole event was a superb display of skill, composure and preparation with some truly spectacular racing.  There were competitive finishes across the day in girl’s, boy’s and mixed waves and several races were decided on strong sprints at the end of the three race legs.  The future of triathlon in Ireland is bright if this event is any indication with spectators and public on the promenade properly impressed by the determination and skill shown by all the athletes.

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Long triathlon races decided on sprint finishes, how impressive!

Congratulations to all of our entries, what a superb event!  We really enjoyed the new course and hope you did too?  We are already looking forward to hosting this event again next year.  Many thanks to the people who supported the event from CyclePlus for bike support on the course, Site Mate for course equipment, Daly’s Supervalu, Greystones for all of the recovery station food and drinks, to Cycle Super Store and Identity Promotions for prizes and our club sponsor Ziggerat student accomodation.  A big thank you to all of our club members who marshalled in sun and rain and of course a big shout out to Alan Rowlette for all the amazing photos hosted HERE.


Results of each race wave below.  We hope to publish race numbers and times once these have been collated.  Thank you to all of our competitors!

WTC Junior Race Committee

Wave 1 Blue Age 8 – 9





Molly Sheehy

Noah Harris


Sadhbh Spratt

Jacob Fry


Eanna Buck

Aidan McGrane

Wave 2 Green Age 10 – 11





Lily Sheehy

Finn Harris


Grace Byrne

Michael Walshe


Ellen McQuade

Finn Buck

Wave 3 Yellow Age 12 – 13





Francesca Walshe

Sean Lundy


Bonnie Bell-King

Tom McGrane


Eva Sterritt

Garret Keogh

Wave 4 Red Age 14 – 15





Eve Furlong

Conor Barry


Hannah Lodge

Leo Gunning


Caitlin Evans

Oisin McGinley

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Race Briefing

September 21, 2016


Click here for race briefing document

Click my clip-board to view your race instructions

Were getting close now, the big race is only a few days away and we are sure you have lots of questions.  Your race briefing document is very important as it has instructions about where, when and how your race will take place.  The briefing answers lots of questions about the course, the rules, your equipment and our marshals.

Read this briefing document carefully and make sure you are familiar with each item.  If you have any questions you can post them below or you can ask us on race day if they are just simple queries.  In any case don’t worry!  We will go through the race day procedure with you in detail next Sunday.


Remember that this is a Triathlon Ireland sanctioned event which means we have to provide you with a really high quality event.  There are rules and regulations which you the competitor and us the race organisers must obey for your protection and in pursuit of good sport.  We have detailed all the important rules in these instructions so pay close attention!


See you all in Greystones next Sunday and enjoy the build-up to the Junior Beast of the East Triathlon!


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ENTRY OPEN – Junior Beast of the East

August 31, 2016




Watch out for the stampede guys but entry is now open for the Junior Beast of the East triathlon to be held in Greystones, Co Wicklow on September 25th

If you entered last year you will remember the fantastic race we had in Wicklow town but this year we have moved to the lovely seaside town of Greystones where we have an even better race planned.  The course is really compact making it easier for your friends and families to watch and cheer you on.  The sea swim is in a sheltered cove, a natural amphitheatre which is ideal for watching and cheering.  The bike course is a criterium styled short lap course meaning that the athletes do not disappear for ages on the bike race.  Instead they pass by their supporters every couple of minutes making for really exciting racing.  The run course shares part of it’s route with the bike course so again means tons of support for you as a triathlete on the course.

We can’t wait to see you in Greystones so get your entries in now.  We have a full page of instructions telling you how to enter HERE, a separate page with details on the courses HERE and an other information page with frequently asked questions HERE which we suggest you read anyway, even if you are an experienced triathlete.

Triathlon Ireland are hosting the entry system on their website via the race calendar and the process of entering is very simple.  You must have a race license or if you are a first-timer or just occasional racer, a one day license.  Read our entry page carefully for instructions.


Swim_ExitHurry up and get your entries in before the race sells out!

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Neon Run 5km

March 29, 2016

Well done to 2 of our members, Lily Sheehy and Finn Morrissey who won their age groups in the Wicklow Neon 5km on the 5th March. This was a very well run race-very family/child friendly. We would recommend it for our juniors for next year. Its a timed race, that starts from the Wicklow Harbour and goes out the port road to Knockrobin. A few hills but well lit. No pressure to run it either-the smaller ones walked/jogged. Before the start all were welcomed to the Crossfit venue to apply neon face paints and glow sticks and do a bit of dancing!

Here they are with their prizes – matching in with the blue fleeces nice!


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Wicklow Tri Juniors Coaching for 2016

January 15, 2016


From all the coaches and committee behind the Juniors we’d like to wish you all a big warm “Happy New Year”!  You might just need all the warm you can get with chilly weather forecast for the next week or so… brrrrrrr!

The committee is nothing short of astonished by the amount of chocolate eaten over the Christmas holidays but thankfully we only have inside information on Coach Conor’s consumption so don’t worry too much, we’ll get him back in shape really soon!


We are delighted to have a calendar ready for Sunday coaching from here to the Summer holidays and we have identified a few races that we might try to do as a junior club, sort of “away trips” if you like.  We have some “extra-special” (extra fun) days planned for April so this term should be great!

We hope that this is very close to the way it will be, we have to double check dates with Bray Wheelers for some of the bike spins for example.  We really would like Mums and Dads to come along to the track run planned for this Sunday, January 17th at the Shoreline Track in Charlesland, Greystones.  We mentioned our big plans for 2016 after our Swim Gala last month but would love to chat to you all about the calendar.

Have a look at the dates below and be sure to come along on Sunday,  we really need to give Coach Conor a good run-around!

See you on Sunday!

Swim 10th Jan 11 and 12 Shoreline,G/Stones  gentle start .
Run 17th Jan 2pm G/Stones Track
Bike 24th Jan 2pm MTB Deputies Pass, Glenealy
Swim 31st Jan 11 and 12 Shoreline,G/Stones lane training
Bike 7th Feb 2pm  G/stones
Run 14th Feb 2pm TBC
Swim 21st Feb 11 and 12 Shoreline,G/Stones  lane training
Bike 28th Feb 2pm TBC
Run 6th March 2pm G/stones
Swim 13th March 11 and 12 Shoreline,G/Stones  lane training
Run 3rd April 2pm Special Run Last days of hols
Swim 10th April 11 and 12 Shoreline,G/Stones lane training
Bike 17th April 2pm TBC
Run 24th April  2pm TBC
Bike 1st May 2pm Bike Transition Training
Swim 8th May  11 and 12  Shoreline,G/Stones  lane training
Duathlon 15th May  Corkagh Park  Corkagh Park  RACE
Aquathon 22nd May 11 and 12 Shoreline,G/Stones
Triathlon 29th May Cutra Castle Triathlon RACE
WTC Junior Aquathon June Bray RACE
WTC JuniorAquathon July Bray RACE
National Champs-Triathlon 31st July  Jnr National Champs Loughrea RACE
WTC Jnr Aquathon August Bray RACE
Moby Dick Jnr Triathlon 24th Sept Moby Dick Jnr Triathlon Youghal RACE

These sessions may be subject to change and we will notify members of any changes using the forum, Teamer and WhatsApp

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Reindeer Runners

December 7, 2015

Outstanding is a word we often hear from Coach Conor and boy did we miss him today; there is no other way to describe what our juniors did at the RNLI Reindeer Run in Marlay Park!

WTC's RNLI Heroes
WTC’s RNLI Heroes


No less than eight of our Juniors and almost as many of their Mums and Dads aced the 5km charity run in Marlay Park, quite a gesture for the RNLI.

What made it so outstanding was that only three of the juniors were 10+ years old, one of the boys doing his first 5k on his 8th birthday and a couple of the other first timers with a way to go yet before they hit eight! Quite a feat when you’re barely one metre tall!  5km, Wow!


Family Fun - Well done ladies
Family Fun – Well done ladies

Well done to all of our juniors running today, Lily and a couple of others bagging PB’s, a couple of first time 5k’s which are of course PB’s too and not forgetting, a big happy birthday from everybody to Finn!

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Halloween Party Pics

November 2, 2015

WOW,  What a day!

Costume Captial

Well done all of the juniors and all the brave seniors who dressed up for the fancy dress run yesterday.  It was a smashing day and maybe a little bit warm to be running in fancy dress but everybody looked like they were having a great time!

Ghoulish Girls

We didn’t go un-noticed either with cars beeping at the runners and families smiling and clapping the juniors along the busy promenade in Greystones.

The Fun Runners

Top marks to all the Junior leaders who put together a load of really fun games too.  An hour of frolics in the gym hall saw Lisa dunked up to her shoulders into ice cold water bobbing for apples.  Pumpkin bowling on one side, mummy wrapping on the other and only the brave tried the spooky dip, fishing goodies out of cold and slimey bucket of who knows what!

Sugar... lots of sugar!
And then there was the party!  Well done everybody, a great day out for our juniors.  How lucky are we?


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Halloween Fancy Dress Run

October 29, 2015


We could hardly ask all of our juniors to do a track or trail running session when it is trick or treat season could we?



No, instead of a muddy wet trail run we are having a fancy dress fun run and Halloween Party next Sunday, November 1st in Shoreline, Greystones (Swimming Pool Complex).

We have arranged a party room and we have rented the gym hall and we have put on a fancy dress run along the promenade (to help you burn off some of the chocolate and sweets from the night before!!!)

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So put on your spooky holloween costumes and bring along some of your stash and let’s party!

The schedule is:

  • 2:45   Meet at Shoreline Greystones (the pool/gym complex)
  • 3:00   Set off on our fancy-dress run through Greystones
  • 3:30   Back to Shoreline for a cool-down drink
  • 3:45   In to the gym hall for games
  • 4:45   Party Time!  Halloween Party in the party room
  • 5:30  Tidy up and going home time

See you all on Sunday, don’t be late and bring some treats with you.  Mums and Dad’s:  Baked goodies yes please if you can!

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Run a mile for UNICEF

October 11, 2015



Kilcoole AC Logo


Well done all of our Juniors (and their significant elders) who dipped into their pocket money and joined Kilcoole Athletic Club to “Run a mile for UNICEF and Syrian Refugee Children”.  Conditions were perfect and the event was really well supported, Kilcoole AC providing water and nutrition, full commentary and pre-booked autumn sunshine.  Big fields were out in all the scheduled time slots and even though this was a charity fun run there were many personal best times set.


Top marks to Kilcoole Athletic Club who clearly mobilised a strong volunteer corps to organise, promote and run the event which really was a load of fun despite the very serious cause they were supporting, latest news suggests that over €2,000 was raised

The atmosphere was really great so well done all!


The schedule for the charity “Run a mile for children running for their lives” was follows:
12.00: First run/walk.
12.20: Second run/walk
12:40: Third run/walk
1.00: Fourth run/toddle – 100 metre ‘teddy bear dash’ for young children
1.05: Fifth run – ‘Elite run/race’ – this for all runners (especially all club runners!) who aim to complete their mile in < 7 minutes.
1.20: Sixth run/walk
1.40: Seventh/final run/walk – a ‘fancy dress’ (optional) run, and children in particular are encouraged to participate.
2.00: Wrap up.



Many of our juniors ran early with pressure to be elsewhere with more taking early slots to warm up for later.  A kids “teddy bear dash” was one of the bigger fields on the day with super commitment from all.  Grown-ups were next out, elite runners to be followed by the sporting types and as a finale, a fancy dress mile.


All in all a super day out, a real family buzz and vital funds raised for kids running for their lives.  Thanks Kilcoole AC and of course Alan Rowlette Photography for more stunning images!


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