01/04/2014 – WTC at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Well it didn’t take long for our young members to jump on board when we first suggested the idea to take part in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Greystones. As always, they demonstrated their usual level of camaraderie and enthusiasm to help represent Wicklow Triathlon Club. The best triathlon club in the world.
Undeterred by the chilly weather conditions, everyone donned their finest WTC blue hoodies or t-shits, with a couple of green wigs and shamrocks too. Well, it was St Patrick’s Day after all.
Along with our junior athletes, we also had a number of senior club members, committee members and coaches talking part, with Coach Lisa showing off her lovely new tan, fresh from her tough training week in Lanzarote. We also had 1 year old Freya at the centre of it all. We really do start them young at Wicklow Tri!!
The parade started at Shoreline Leisure Centre, a place that we’re all very familiar with from our regular Sunday swims. We then proceeded up the main street of Greystones, past the viewing stand, where the commentator described us as some of the fittest and healthiest people in the county. Not sure if he would have been so quick with his complements if he’d seen us all tucking into the green ice-cream afterwards though.
As usual, we had lots of smiles and laughter along the way and I think we were all very proud to be involved in another enjoyable event with Wicklow Tri Club. Thanks again to all our members who took part. You did your club proud and we’re already looking forward to 2015’s parade. Think we’ll be nominating Coach Conor to wear his wetsuit next year 🙂