The seaside town of Tramore, County Waterford, is home to the Metalman Triathlon. The newest middle-distance tri on the block promises to test the metal of the toughest triathletes.
Set along the stunning Copper Coast in the sunny southeast, Metalman Triathlon takes its name from the historic cast metal figure erected over Tramore Bay in 1823 to warn ships away from the rocks.
The race starts with a 1.9km swim at the Guillamene, Newtown Cove, Tramore, famous for its deep and clear waters at both high and low tides. The swim exits at the adjacent sheltered Newtown Cove.
The 90km bike route starts with a fast bike, leaving Tramore and heading 50km down the N25 to Dungarvan. From here, it returns home along the hills of the scenic Copper Coast to Bunmahon. After Bunmahon a testing climb at 72km is followed quickly by a sharp climb at Kilmurrin Cove (75km). From here the route flows into the villages of Annestown and Fenor and returns to transition at Tramore.
The challenging run course follows the coast out past the Metalman towers, on an out and back route. This is a course to TEST YOUR METAL!!
Check out the Metalman 2021 race footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAH8oBDP5M0