Cobh Triathlon Club

Triathlon Club Cobh Ireland

Jailbreak 2018

July 11th, 2018

Cobh Jailbreak Triathlon

Thanks to everyone who took part, volunteered to help and everyone that made Jailbreak 2018 a great day!

Some aerial photos to help remember the day:







Olympic Distance Race

Race Complete!

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Events Calandar:


Saturday 21st. July, Race Day
  • 07.30 Registration Opens – Commodore Hotel, Cobh
  • 07.30 Transition Opens (Promenade area on sea front)
  • 09.30 Registration Closes
  • 09.45 Transition Closes
  • 10.00 Race Briefing (Transition area/around Bandstand)
  • 10.40 – Boats start ferrying athletes to Spike Island from transition area

The tide doesn’t wait-if you miss the boat you miss the race.  Please DO NOT BE LATE.

Once the boats are gone they are gone!!

  • 10.50 – Athletes amassing on Spike/acclimatization to the water
  • 11.25 Swim Briefing on the beach at Spike Island
  • 11.45 – Race Start
  • 16:30 Prize giving at Bandstand or in Commodore Hotel (weather permitting)
Download the race briefingxEvent brief final 2018


Further to ongoing queries regarding RELAY TEAMS…

Everyone on the team needs to either become a site user of TriathlonIreland which is free or hold a licence. They are trying to move away from sign on sheets at events next year and in order to do this they need all athlete details should they be in an accident.
If you are still having difficulty please call 012741032, this is the Tri Ireland office and they will be happy to help!

2018 Routes

Click:  Stewards And Signs – Transition Area Jailbreak 2018

Escaping From Spike

Swim Route 2018

Bike Route (Overview and detailed PDFs below)



Click: Jailbreak 2018 Bike Part1

Click: Jailbreak 2018 Bike Part2


Click: Run Route Jailbreak 2018



Cobh Triathlon Clubs flagship event will take place on Saturday July 21st in the historic town of Cobh. This is a Triathlon Ireland National Series sanctioned event with olympic distance only this year.

• Olympic distance consists of a 1500m swim from the former prison island of Spike to Cobh on the great island, a 40km relatively flat, fast and technical cycle, followed by a flat scenic run on the waterfront.
This is a one of kind race in this part of the country – where else do you get to “jailbreak” from a former prison island across the worlds second largest natural harbour.  The spectator support in this race is second to none, with the start and finish of the race centered in the town itself. We have received great feedback from both established and up and coming triathletes.
Registration is open for the event and is available on both Triathlon Ireland and Sports Timings web pages. This is a TI sanctioned event so if you do not hold a TI card you will have to purchase a one day licence from Triathlon Ireland.Updates will be available on Cobh Tri web page and also on Facebook.

You require a one day licence, annual Triathlon Ireland membership OR an International Racing License from an ITU affiliated body to compete in this event.  Click here for more license info.


Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact or