May 25 2015 //

Lough Cutra Childrens Triathlon 2015

We had 3 members of the junior section participate in the Childrens triathlon in Gort, Galway yesterday. The 2 males entered in the 11-12 years category and the girl was in the 8-10 years category.

It was a lovely warm day thankfully and the lake was 13deg so ALOT warmer than the sea at the moment!

The swim start was in the middle of the lake so a deepwater start-something we will be practicing over the next few months. The bike was through the Castle estate grounds and was a tricky mix of trail, grassy slopes, gravel road and bitumen. The run was also through the estate grounds and finished at the entrance of the castle.

Children not only from around Ireland participated but also from Europe. There was some fierce competition indeed! All 3 did very well in their age groups and did the club proud by their support of both the seniors that were racing earlier, and their clubmates.

The female managed a podium place to get second in her age group. Well done!

It was a really enjoyable day.