On Saturday 25th August, Cobh Triathlon Club will host the Spike Island Jailbreak Triathlon. Competitors will begin their Jailbreak journey from Cobh Harbour’s Spike Island by swimming to Cobh’s legendary pier, which was the last port of call for the Titanic in 1912, before next tackling a gruelling cycle course around the Great Island of Cork Harbour, and finally finishing with a run along Cobh’s wonderful waterfront.

It is expected that 500 Competitors will take part including relay teams consisting of 3 people; 1 to complete the swim, 1 to complete the cycle and 1 to complete the run. The Race start will depend on competitors allocated wave times and will dependent on tide times, although it is hoped that the first of the competitors will start at 12pm.

Fota Island Resort is just minutes from Cobh, offering luxury accommodation at either our Cork Hotel or self catering lodges in Cork, both of which offer residents full use of our hotel facilities, including our Golf Course and Spa, which has a full fitness suite, indoor heated swimming pool and hydrotherapy suite. So whether a competitor or spectator looking for a place to stay and recover and recuperate after the punishing Spike Island Jailbreak Triathlon, why not stay with us at Fota Island Resort Spa Hotel Cork and reward yourself by basking in the tranquillity of Fota Island, a private Island just moments from Cobh and Cork.