Congratulations to Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club swim coaches Lisa Dalton and Paddy Bond on winning silverware at the National Lifesaving championships held in UL at the weekend.
Lisa won Silver in the50m Manikin carry – this involved a 25m freestyle swim and a dive to recover a submerged 60kg manikin to the surface within 5m of the pick-up line, before carrying the manikin to the edge of the pool. She also won Bronze in the100m obstacle swim which involved a 100m freestyle swim during which she had to swim under 4 immersed obstacles.
Paddy won Gold in the Manikin tow with fins, Gold in the 100m manikin carry with fins and he also won Silver in the 100m obstacle swim. Well done coaches!
Swim Training- Trial change
As you are all aware the club swim sessions have become increasingly busier over the last 2 years. In an effort to help the below trial changes will come into effect this week:
Wednesday Swim sessions:
7-8pm Beginners session
8-9pm All others
Saturday swim Sessions:
2 Adult Lanes/1 14-16year old lane
There will be 2 adult swim lanes but in an effort to accommodate 14-16 year old club members there will be an additional 1lane on a Saturday for this age group. 14-16year old’s MUST be accompanied by a guardian during the full session and in the changing areas. If parents wish to they can take part in the Adult swim lanes.
“Be Bright – Be Seen”
Letterkenny 247 Triathlon club have a policy of “Be Bright – Be Seen” for all training events.
You must have a front white light and rear red light (preferably flashing) fitted to your bike at all times and also be wearing bright or reflective coloured clothing.
You must be wearing a hi-viz top on all club runs. Hi-viz means reflective. The club provide these free of charge to all club members so please contact Elaine Gallagher if you have not yet received your hi-viz vest.
We still require marshals for our upcoming Duathlon and Children’s Fun Duathlon Festival, anyone available to help who has not already expressed their interest please let Clara/Martin or any committee member know.
Children’s Fun Duathlon Festival
This is the inaugural hosting of an event of this kind by our club and it will be run after the club’s hosting of the Standard Distance National championships and Junior Sprint Distance National Championship Duathlons on March 11th.
The aim of the children’s duathlon is to encourage young people to get active and take part in this ever-growing sport with the emphasis on FUN! The event will not be timed.
Join hundreds of children taking part in the 247 Letterkenny Children’s Duathlon where they will run, bike & run all within the O’Donnell Park GAA grounds. The course is spectator friendly for supporting family and friends and a fun and relaxed atmosphere is guaranteed.
There will be club appointed marshals on all sections of the course including the Cycle Transition areas to help all those taking part.
Date: Sunday 11th March 2018
Venue: O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.
Event Start: 2pm
Registration will take place in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny on Saturday 10th March from 5pm to 7pm and on the day from 12-1.30pm.
|Age Group (Guidance Only)||Race Distances|
|8 – 9 – 10||200m||400m||200m|
|10 – 11 – 12||400m||800m||400m|
|12 – 13 – 14||1000m||1350m||400m|
|14 – 15 – 16||1500m||2500m||1000m|
These are guideline age categories to allow for differing abilities. The emphasis is all about taking part in a FUN event and not a race!
Entry Fee €5 (Plus €3 One Day Licence for Non-Triathlon Ireland Members)
Entry is through the Triathlon Ireland website but remember you must also register on the Sat/Sun before the race.
Club Membership 2018
You MUST be a club member to take part in any club training sessions for insurance purposes. Please ensure club membership is updated otherwise you will not be permitted to take part in club training sessions.
Club training continues as follows:
Tuesday: Road base session 6.30pm from Aura (trial change)- Hi-viz essential- no hi- viz no session!
Wednesday: Swim session- Beginners 7-8pm, All others 8-9pm
Thursday: Long run leaves Aura 6.30pm- Hi-viz essential- no hi- viz no session!
Saturday: Club cycle leaves from Aura at 8am
Saturday: Club swim session Saturday at 6pm Additional lane added for 14-16yr old club members- MUST be accompanied by a parent (please note prepayment does not cover Saturday sessions)