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Half Ireman


Few coastal villages can compare with Groomsport for scenic charm, tranquil beauty and historical heritage. This year we will raise the pulse and add something else to its list of attractions.

Situated in the borough of North Down, on the southern shores of Belfast Lough it is within easy reach of Belfast and the wider travel network.

With excellent road connections, the nearest airport is just 14 miles away and Bangor train station is only 2.5 miles away.

Swim – 1.9k
Two lap, anti-clockwise, triangular sea swim with athletes exiting the water for a short beach run between laps. Just five metres from beach to transition.

Bike – 93k (only slightly long)
A fast three lap course with no major climbs. Mainly rural, with excellent road surfaces for the vast majority of the loop. Skirts Bangor and then takes in the villages of Carrowdore, Millisle and Donaghadee. Returns past transition at the end of each lap.
Download bike route description here.
Download bike route map here.

Run – 20k (only slightly short)
Figure of eight, two lap run course beginning on road, then going off road, then coastal path, then beach, then past transition, then coastal path, then beach etc etc. then transition again to finish first lap. Multi terrain with superb coastal vistas and crowd support just when you need it.

Download run, bike route map :