The Humbert Challenge is one of hundreds of triathlons which have sprung up in every town, village and Boreen in Ireland. The event, taking place in Swinford the weekend of July 23rd and 24th is now in its second year and is organised by the local triathlon club Swinford Tri Sports.
Last years inaugral event was a roaring success, so much so that the organisers have ambitiously planned two races this year to create what wil be a buzzing race weekend in and around Swinford this July.
There are two race distances to choose from this year, a sprint diatance triathlon and a half iron triathlon. The Humbert Sprint takes place Saturday July 23rd and involves a 750m swim in the clear and calm waters of Callow Lake followed by a 20km cycle around the locality and finished off with a 5km run.
It's a race that almost anyone can complete and with its calm lake swim it is a perfect introduction to triathlon. The Half Iron Triathlon takes place Sunday 24th and involves a 1.9km swim, a 90km bike ride and a 21km run. This race is a lot more challenging with steep inclines on the run and cycling element.