The 7th edition of the exciting Biking Blitz Series kicks off with events taking place in Wicklow, Limerick, Galway #Connemara and Dublin. The Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone. There are series points up for grabs at each event, with an overall series devised from your best three results from any four events. There are two categories, “Baggy Shorts” for beginners or “Super Pro” for more experienced riders, plus youth categories from U8 to U18. Mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions. So saddle up for the first time or put your training to the test at the 2015 Biking Blitz.
Only Senior riders need to enter online. Youths and Juniors enter on the day of the event.
Baggy Shorts Category- 1 full lap, 16km ( 1 hour approximate winning time)
Super Pro Category- 2 full laps, 32km (1 hour 40mins approximate winning time)
Registration- 09.30 to 12.00
Youth U8, U10- 10.30
Youth U12, U14, U16- 11.00
Junior (U18, same distance as Baggy Shorts)- 13.00
Baggy Shorts and Super Pro start time- 13.00
Assembly 15 minutes before start time
Awards Presentation after races- approximately 12.30 and 15.30
The Connemara International Marathon is one of the world’s most scenic events, set in the dramatic scenery of the west of Ireland. growing in numbers each year from 73 runners to our sell out point, in excess of 3,000 runners. Connemarathon will take place on Sunday 23rd April 2017. We look forward to meeting you!
The event comprises of half, full and ultra (39.3 mile) marathons. Participants will enjoy some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery as they meander through bogs, hills, lakes, and the twelve pins mountain range, rising up over the great expanse of Killary Lough, through the sleepy village of Leenane, around the Maam Turk Mountains and all the way up to Maam Cross.
The Connemarathon attracts runners and walkers from all over the world. In 2014 participants came from 28 countries to experience the stunning course. Our international participants enjoy a warm Irish welcome along with the sense of comradeship on the route and the unmistakable buzz of the day. No other sporting event gives people such a taste of Ireland and its highlights.