24/7 BACK FOR 2012
The chill is still in the air and in some parts of the country frost and snow may still be visible on the hills but this weekend past saw the beginning of the Duathlon season around the country and a few eager 24/7 athletes were out to kick the 2012 season off.
On Saturday both Adam Speer and Colin Dean travelled to Cookstown to compete in the first of the tri limits series of events, Adam, who has been putting in a lot of hard work in the closed season after competing in Ironman Roth in Switzerland in the summer of last year, won the event by almost 90 seconds on his closest rival and Colin finished in 5th place, a great starting point from which to kick on in the coming weeks and gain an advantage on competitors in his age group.
On Sunday Gavin Crawford travelled to Nass to compete in the first of this series of Duathlon which are attended by a host of athletes from around the country looking to put out good performances to get their seasons of to a good start. Gavin, also performed well on the day finishing in 3rd place overall after leading the race after the first run he then fell back somewhat on the bike section and held onto 3rd place from here to the end of the race.
Letterkenny 24/7 will be holding the AGM on Friday the 3rd of February at 7 p.m in the Aura Leisure Centre, and we would wish to invite any individual who is interestes in joining the club to come along on the night or get in contact with the club through our website www.letterkenny247.com or find us on facebook. Triathlon is currently one of the fastest growing sports in the country, with races happening almost each weekend of the season and offers competitors and athletes a great way to get fit, see the country and meet new people.