Finally bit the bullet and paid for a triathlon Ireland license and local club membership, pricey exercise on top of a cycling Ireland limited competition license. €200 in race licenses before you even enter anything. I’ve been swimming 6km+ a week with triantelopes since last April, and long threshold efforts are where I feel most at home on the bike, so it was only a matter of time.
There are three local (within 1 hour drive) triathlons between now and September, and that’s sort of the break even number for going for a full years license over a one day license, so I’ll enter each of those at €69 a pop. Not a cheap game, on top of a season of road racing and open water swim racing.