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 is now in its fourth year and is organised by the local triathlon club Swinford Tri Sports.
There are two race distances to choose from this year, a sprint distance triathlon and a half iron triathlon. The Humbert Sprint 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 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.