Triathlon Festival Weekend


Triathlon Festival Weekend looks set to be the biggest yet.


This year the Island’s Triathlon Festival Weekend will be taking place on the weekend of May 9th and 10th based at Ramsey Swimming Pool.  Around 100 individuals will start the race in the Pool at 9.00am on Saturday the 9th and Sunday sees a similar number of teams take to the same course at the same start  time.  


The race will consist of a 750m swim (there is also a 400m option for 1st time triathletes) followed by a 20km cycle loop around Bride and Andreas and a 5km run around the Mooragh Park area. Both the cycle and run can be tough if the weather isn’t favourable but when the sun shines, as we’re sure it will, it is glorious for competitors and spectators alike.


Spectators can expect good competition between the established Manx champion Andrew Nash, age 26, and the young pretender Joe Ricciardi, age 18. Although I’m sure veterans like Juan Kinley and Russell Collister won’t let them have it all their own way! Andrew competed in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, opposite the Brownlee brothers.


In the women’s race Becky Storrie will be looking to repeat her triumph of last year but Karen Shimmin has had a good winter of running and will undoubtedly push her all the way.




Entries for individuals are now full, however, entries are still open for the Team race. Entries can be submitted online at and will close Friday 1st May.




Report by Ms Harrison