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PONY CLUB Tetrathlon

Tetrathlon is a challenging four phase competition requiring practical horsemanship and general athletic ability involving running, riding, swimming and shooting.
• Running phase: The senior boys run over a 3,000 metre course while senior girls and all juniors run over a 1,500 metre course and each competitor’s time is measured.
• Swimming phase: The senior boys swim for 4 minutes, senior girls and juniors swim for 3 minutes.
• Shooting Phase: Senior boys and girls shoot using an air pistol of .177 calibre at 10m. air pistol targets from the standing position. Junior boys and girls shoot using an air rifle of .177 calibre at 10m. air rifle target lying in a prone position. Scores from all four phases are added together to arrive at an individual score for each member. The best three individual scores are calculated to arrive at a team score.

The following venues will be used in Athy:

  • Swimming Phase – K Leisure Athy, Greenhills, Athy, Co. Kildare.
  • Shooting Phase – Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Rathstewart, Athy, Co. Kildare. R14 DK12
  • Running Phase – St. Abban's Athletic Club, Monavea, Crettyard, Co. Laois.

The schedule for each phase is as follows:

Phase 1 - Swimming

  • 07.00 am - Swimming Warm-Up
  • 07.10 am - Swimming - First Heat

Phase 2 Shooting

  • 08.45 am - Registration
  • 09.10 am - First Shoot Detail

Phase 3 Running

  • 11.30 am - Minimus Biathlon
  • 12.30 pm - Senior and Junior Triathlon
  • Cross Country Running begins with Minimus Boys and Girls, followed by Senior Boys and Girls and Junior Boys and Girls.
  • All competitors must run in numerical order.

Select from the following downloads to view the competition timetable, swimming warm up schedule and the competitor numbers

National Triathlon Final 2020 - Timetable, Swimming Warm Up Details and Shoot Details

National Triathlon Final 2020 - Branch Sorted Competitor Order

National Triathlon Final 2020 - Swim Heat Sorted Order

National Triathlon Final 2020 - Shoot Details Sorted Order

Points to Note

  • Members should take note of their shoot detail and firing point numbers as well as their swim heat and lane numbers.
  • Arrive for each phase of the competition allowing time to register and warm up.
  • It is recommend that each Branch appoint one member of the Branch to collect all of the Branch running numbers and timing chips.

Prize Giving

  • The prize giving will be held in the shooting hall in Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy, Co. Kildare.

Good luck to everyone competing at the National Triathlon Final. 

Tetrathlon News

Information for Tetrathlon Championships 2021

Information for Tetrathlon Championships 2021

Entries are currently open for National Tetrathlon Championships taking place 14th and 15th August 2021.

Please note days and locations of disciplines.
*Due to current Government Guidelines no indoor swimming*

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Area 17 Tetrathlon Results

Area 17 Tetrathlon Results

Area 17 Tetrathlon Results

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Congratulations to all Tetrathletes who travelled to Lough Neagh

Congratulations to all Tetrathletes who travelled to Lough Neagh

A large contingent of tetrathletes representing the Irish Pony Club competed in the Area 17 Tetrathlon on the shores of Lough Neagh last weekend.

In sweltering conditions the IPC team performed extremely well. The boys won the Intermediate and Junior team Competitions as well as the open and intermediate individual . The girls teams won the Open, Intermediate and Junior team competitions and the Open, Intermediate and Junior individuals.

The Minimus team also won their-competition with all competitors preforming very well. The IPC tadpoles also did us proud. Well done to all concerned.

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Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Shooting Training Protocol

Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Shooting Training Protocol

The Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon committee have issued the following guidelines for Branches for Tetrathlon Shooting Training.

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