Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Updated route for the 2020 IRONMAN in Youghal announced

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Updated route for the 2020 IRONMAN in Youghal announced

The 2020 IRONMAN triathlon in Youghal in East Cork is coming up on the 21st of June 2020 and promises to attract some 2,600 athletes. This is a huge sporting event for the East Cork region and it is estimated that it is worth some €8 million to the local economy.

The inaugural event in the Summer of 2019 just happened to fall on a really bad day weather wise and the swim part had to be cancelled. Considering that it is on the longest day of the year in the middle of Summer, the 2020 event will be much better.

The organisers have now announced the route for the 2020 event.

Swim... This is 3.8 kms in length and runs parallel to the beach. Obviously the weather and the direction of the wind is a big factor here.

Bike... The cycle is 180 kms in length and is made up of two loops of East Cork. They have reduced the amount of climbing in 2020 from 1900m to 1700m.

The southern part of the loop is relatively flat while most of the climbing is in the northern part. There are some really nice scenic sections in there especially after Ballymacoda and around East Ferry.

Run... The run is a full marathon of 42.2 kms and is essentially dead flat. It is made up of four loops through the town.

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