The seaside town of Tramore, County Waterford is home to the inaugural 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, Newton Cove.
The 90km bike route leaves Tramore and heads west down the N25 to Dungarvan the home of the now famous Waterford Greenway. From here, it returns home along the hills of the scenic Copper Coast now a UNESCO Global Geopark which extends along the County Waterford coastline and is named after the 19th century copper mines that lie at the heart of this spectacular stretch of cliffs. Passing through Bunmahon, Kilmurrin Cove, Annestown and Fenor returning home to Tramore.