The barriers are up, the training is done, the spring clean by Athy Tidy Towns is fresh and The River Barrow is ready. Yes it’s that time of year again, of trisuits, racers and sports gels. Now in it’s sixth year, TriAthy is back this June Bank Holiday weekend and it is expected more than 3,000 people will decend on the south Kildare town.
The south Kildare town’s naturally flat topography, convenient location, and historical setting all combine with natural adrenaline and an electric atmosphere to create an excellent showcase for the sport.
This reputation must be jealously guarded and the organising team says they are mindful that an event this size can only take place with the dedication of a massive volunteer force and the ongoing cooperation of their sponsors, An Garda Síochana, the local authorities, the Defence Forces, the Civil Defence, local sporting organisations, local residents, and the Athy business community.
There will be some local road closures including the R417 Carlow/Monasterevan Road from 8.30am to 7pm on Saturday 2 June and from 10am to 2.30pm on Sunday 3 June 2012. The Levitstown/Kilkea Road will also be closed on Saturday 2 June.