Well done to the 4 Wicklow Tri athletes who raced in the Belfast Titanic Olympic Distance NS triathlon yesterday. Conditions sounded pretty horrendous (that seems to be a common theme for races over the past few weeks!!), so you deserve a lot of respect for crossing that finish line. Hope you're all happy with your times
As usual, if anyone else was racing and would like a shout-out, just drop us a message to WicklowTri@gmail.com.
We'd a big group of members flying the flag for Wicklow at Saturday's National Series race, which was the Caroline Kearney Memorial Triathlon in Mullingar.
16 members finished the race and we'd some very impressive results from both the lads & the ladies. 1st male home for WTC was Brian Harris with a time of 02:03:49, finishing 1st in his AG and 6th overall. He also had the fasted swim of the day, with an incredible time of 16:53 over the 1500m swim course. Kate O'Mahony was the 1st Wicklow lady, with a very impressive time 02:32:22, also nabbing 3rd spot in her AG.
Other age group prizes included the ever strong Gaby Dillon and John Darcy, finishing 3rd and 2nd respectively.
The full list of finishers is included below. Extra kudos for Brendan Buck who decided an olympic distance race wasn't enough for one weekend and went on to do Dublin 70.3 the next day!!!
Brian Harris - 1st in AG
John Darcy - 2nd in AG
Kate O'Mahony - 3rd in AG
Gabrielle Dillon - 3rd in AG
I think we just had 1 member competing in a National Series race this weekend. Congrats to Dermot Hickey who took part in the Lough Neagh Sprint triathlon up in Co. Derry.
Looks like most other people opted for the local option instead, with a huge group of WTC members taking part in the annual King of Greystones triathlon. First WTC person home for the boys was Noelie Kavanagh, who finished 3rd overall with a time of 1:04:35 (Apparently that was after a night on the beer as well ). Fiona McBride was the first WTC lady home, with a time of 1:26:31 and 7th female overall. There were some seriously impressive times being posted by some club members, with Brendan Buck, Michael Pearce and Joe Morrison all joining Noelie in the top 10. Also, congrats to Mary Kinnane who was the 2nd lady in the Try-a-Tri event.
Well done to everyone who raced and best of luck to those of you taking part in the Dublin City Triathlon this Sunday. Go Wicklow!!!
7 hardy Wicklow Tri souls braved some torrential rain in The Phoenix Park yesterday, for the Dublin City Triathlon, which was also this year's National Championship Race for the olympic distance.
Brendan Buck was taking part in the CAT 1 wave, which was the first draft legal event that TI have run, so congrats to Brendan for finishing with a great time of 2:16.04. I'm sure that multiple loops on slippery park roads made it a challenging bike course for all the athletes.
In the non-drafting waves, we had 6 other WTCers completing in the olympic race:
Congratulations to our solo Wicklow lady, Karen, who grabbed a well-deserved 3rd place in a very competitive age category
Elsewhere, Des Hogan completed the Ballbay Olympic Triathlon on Saturday, while Amanda Mannix, Owen Morris and Claire Hudson were racing in sunnier temperatures in the West Cork Sprint Triathlon, with Claire grabbing a PB result in the process Well done guys!
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Congratulations to everyone who flew the flag for Wicklow Tri Club at some of the races around the country at the weekend.
I think we just had 1 participant in a National Series Race, which was the Castlewellan Sprint Triathlon in County Down. Well done to Martina Colville who finished 2nd in her Age Group up there. You're really flying at the moment Martina
Elsewhere, we had Stephen 'Fozzy' Hampson, Joe Morrison and Colm Flood racing in the Kilkenny Sprint triathlon. Congrats to all of you, especially to Colm for completing his first 750m open water swim .... there'll be no stopping you now Colm.
Last but not least, congratulations to Andy Hayes who only went and won the Oranmore duathlon yesterday, which was a 4.3KM run, followed by a 15KM cycle, finishing with another 4.3KM run!!! Well done Andy, a very well-deserved result after a hard season of training.
Next up ... The Lost Sheep Half-IM in Kenmare and the Lough Key Sprint in Roscommon.
It was a busy weekend of National Series racing action for lots of our members. A large group of racers and supporters made the long trip down to beautiful Kenmare in Co. Kerry for The Lost Sheep middle-distance triathlon. It's billed as one of the toughest races on the triathlon calendar and I think everyone who raced on Saturday agreed that it certainly lives up to that reputation. We were blessed with sunshine throughout the race, but on the downside we'd to face some tough head winds during the 2nd half of the cycle. Brendan Buck & Kate O'Mahony were the fastest WTC male and female on the day, with both of them grabbing some well-deserved AG prizes. John Darcy was solid as ever and ensured he held on to 1st place in his AG for the 3rd year in a row Congrats to all who finished:
Brendan BUCK ... 2nd in age group
John DARCY ... 1st in age group
Kate O'MAHONY ... 3rd in age group
On Sunday, we'd another 3 members racing in the NS Sprint triathlon in Lough Key in Roscommon, with all of them ranking highly in their respective age groups. Brian and Susan both won their categories, with Brian also finishing as 4th male overall, narrowly missing out on 3rd place by a few seconds. Well done to all 3 of you!!
Brian Harris - 1st in age group
Gaby Dillon - 4th in age group
Susan Davies - 1st in age group
Finally, a big shout out to club chairperson Marie Burke who won the Sporting Proud Brittas Bay olympic distance triathlon on Saturday. All those training spins along the coast road have clearly paid off. Hope you're wearing that medal with pride girl!!!