Sligo Triathlon Club

Welcome to Sligo Tri

We are an all-inclusive club, welcoming and supporting members of all ages and abilities.

We believe in building friendships and lasting bonds through a community of like-minded people, an aim which is fostered through events and activities including club duathlons and triathlons, annual ‘away’ Triathlons and regular social activities.

The club has an active Junior club and also runs a men’s initiative and women’s initiative. 

Hazelwood Olympic Distance Triathlon

Entries open for Hazelwood Tri, 11 September.

Tri with Pride

Sligo Triathlon Club is delighted to introduce a new initiative for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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New members are always welcome to join Sligo Tri, whether you’re interested in improving your fitness, meeting new people, or competing in the different triathlon events.


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Latest news

Eduardo swim coach

Gracias Eduardo!

Sligo Triathlon Club says farewell and ‘Gracias y buen viaje a casa’ to Eduardo who is returning to Brazil. Eduardo has been involved with the club for the last five years or so as a swim coach. He took his last swim class last week. We want to thank him for his instruction, pleasant attitude, good humor and bringing enjoyment to the swim sessions. All the very best Eduardo in your new ventures back home in Brazil.

Tr leader course

Congratulations to our new Tri Leaders

Well done to John, Cindy, Dermot and James, (also Gemma (not in picture)), members of the club who recently completed their First Aid Training in Collooney. This is part of the requirements for the Tri leader Course run by Triathlon Ireland that the group recently completed. They are now qualified to lead classes in the Club. Well done! Thanks to Tom McGoldrick who provided the training on the day and the company Premier First Aid Training. Great resource on our doorstep.

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Race Reports

Sligo Pool Sprint 2022

Race report by Lewis Clarke. Sign up and Tri As a brief introduction, I moved to Sligo at the end of December 2020 with my wife, who grew up in Sligo, and two children who've visited many times. Having run with three different clubs in England prior to lock-down I was...

Croatia Race Report

Report by Vanessa Scanlon. My name is Vanessa and I joined Sligo Triathlon Club after completing the women’s Try A Tri initiative in October 2019. I joined the triathlon club purely based on the positive experiences I had during the Try A Tri. People think when they...

Junior Tri April 2022

We asked some of our junior participants to write about their experience of the Junior Pool Tri in April 2022. Jessica Gardiner, age 9 At first, I was excited but nervous. As soon as I heard the bell, I started swimming the four lengths of the pool. When I got out of...

5K Run Series 2022

Ruth Walsh – Lead femaleNeil O’Rourke – Lead maleBy Rod Toner To gently ease members into 2022 and help kickstart their preparation for a variety of run events in February and March leading into a summer of triathlons, Sligo Tri Club ran a series of 5k runs over six...

My journey to the Return to Triathlon event August 2021

A report by Ciaran Maguire on the Return to Tri. Anyone that knows me, knows that triathlon and me don't go into the same conversation 😅. It started out with me trying to swim in the pool because a work colleague recommended it for back and shoulder pain. I have an...

Return to Tri – 8 August 2021

A report by Colette Young. To mark the 10th anniversary of the Sligo Tri Club's hugely successful Women's and Men's Initiatives, a new plan to inspire people to 'Return to Tri' and provide some guidance, support, and connection after the impact of the pandemic, was...

Hardman Bantry Bay – Middle Distance Triathlon 31st July 2021

A report by James Coulter This was an event I have been wanting to do for a couple of years now, as I heard it was a tough challenge and a good alternative to Ironman events. Little did I know just how tough it was going to be. Getting all of my preparation done,...

Half Iron Bantry Hardman – 8th Aug 2020

By Kate Hawney What a way to start our summer holiday! A wee drive to Banty, Co Cork, getting lost on the way and pitching our tent the night prior. I slept well in the tent and got up before sunset to light the camp stove for my porridge. It was difficult to know...

Annabel Gilmartin – From Zero to Hardman 2020!

By Annabel Gilmartin In 2018, I had been cycling for a few years, Sunday spins and sportives but no training. I took up running and trained for the first time for a few ultras, including coming dead-last in the Sligo Way Ultra. I fancied having a go at triathlon but...

Conor Gilligan – Race Report – Hardman Long Distance 2018

By Conor Gilligan A few people have asked me for this so here it is. I got back into the swing of triathlon training this year after spending 2017 more cycling-orientated, focusing on the Marmotte (a hilly sportif in France) and A4 road racing. I'd heard about the...

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