Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club hosted their second race of the season on Sunday and it was a sell-out race.
Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club had 14 members compete in the Try a Tri event and 19 compete in the Super Sprint event- superb numbers once again.
What must also be highlighted is the huge numbers of members who volunteered in any way to help with the event- it was brilliant to see so many smiling cheerful marshals and the feedback we have been receiving since Sunday shows how much this meant to competitors.
Sunday’s Try a Tri and Super Sprint events showed exactly why they are the talk of the town this week!
A race for everyone, the Try a Tri for those that wish to dip their toes into the triathlon world or simply to challenge themselves and the Super Sprint, a little longer so perfect for anyone who has already had some experience. Indeed on Sunday we had first timers taking on both events.
Anna Hennessey, recently crowned European swim champion, was chosen to start the claxon for the first wave of swimmers who took to the waters at the Aura Leisure Centre. Conditions were perfect for the swim , cycle and run event. Competitors were of all ages, from 17- 76, came from far and wide and from all levels of fitness showing just how achievable this great event is.
Allister Doherty was the winner of the Try a Tri event in an excellent time of 38:21. Paddy McGee, 24/7 member, was in second place in 39:34 with Neil McBride third in 40:15.
Jeanette Maguire was first Female with a superb time of 44:01, Jeanette had the fastest swim split of the Try a Tri, Deborah McMahon was second in 46:47 and Labhaoise Boyle finished in third place in a time of 48:05.
James Keenan was our Super Sprint winner in a time of 39:07, hot on his tail in second place with just 19 seconds between them was Clifford Rodgers who finished in 39:26. Junior 24/7 member Ben Carr had a brilliant race, finishing with the fastest run split of the day, crossing the line third overall in a time of 41:23 – definitely one to watch!
24/7 ladies always deliver – Niamh McDaid was the Super Sprint winner in a time of 47:06 with Fionnuala Larkin in second place in 49:25- both had fantastic races! Third female in the Super Sprint went to Sinead O’Brien – her first triathlon-she finished in an excellent time of 50:09.
There were excellent performances from all 24/7 members on the day, too many to mention, full list of results below. Special mention must be made to all who took on their first Triathlon-we look forward to seeing you all compete in many more this season and beyond!
24/7 wish to thank Sunday’s main sponsor Aura Leisure Centre and all our race partners for their continued sponsorship and support and to thank St.Eunan’s GAA Club for the use of their facilities. Without your help these races cannot be run-thank you!
Joe Barr 500
Well done to club member Gavin Harris who was part of the 4 person Donegal Oil team who won their category in the Joe Barr 500 race at the weekend in a superb time of 30:10:15. Gavin will be part of the Donegal Oil team taking on RAAM in June.
Errigal College 5k
Well done to Sean McFadden(1st), Labhaoise Maguire, Fiona Temple and Suzanne Bogan who took part in last Tuesdays Errigal College 5k. Full Results below.
Fresh from their international exploits Terence Quinn and Raj Mehan took part in their local Raphoe 5k. Full results below. Special mention to Georgina Dill on her PB, well done Georgina.
All Ireland Community Games Triathlon Final
Yet more junior success for our club! Congratulations to Billy Black on qualifying for the All Ireland Community Games Triathlon Final.
Club gear announcement from our merchandising officer Elaine:
Prices for club gear:
Tri suit -core suit €115
Tri suit-half sleeve €138
Tri shorts -€60
Tri Top -€60
Running vest -€33
Cycle Top (SS)-€50
Cycle jacket, spring -€66
Cycle jacket, winter -€121
Bib shorts -€71:50
Ordering from Inverse, so going to be same gear as last year. Pending on quantity of order there may be discount given.
For anyone wishing to order, Elaine will be at Aura Wednesday 7:30-8pm this week, as per previous orders payment will be required when placing your order
Club training continues as follows:
Tuesday: Road based session incorporating Letterkenny Educate Together 5k tonight. Registration from 6.30 at Divers Hyundai, warm-up from Aura to start line at 7pm
Wednesday: Swim session- Beginners 7-8pm, All others 8-9pm
Thursday: TT session 7pm sharp from Foxhall-Lead Marshal- Tommy Hill, Louise Alcorn, Karol Harvey
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 swim).
Try a Tri
Paddy McGee 39:34 2nd
Matthew McKinley 40:28
Ciaran Callaghan 44:29
Neil Martin 46:22
Enda Carr 47:13
Anthony Delap 47:18
Sean Martin 47:28
Kathyrn Russell 49:24
Paul Shevlin 50:23
Meadhbh Roarty 54:44
Patrick Kennedy 56:02
Lourde Walsh 57:18
Tamara CirilaeLedesma 1:02:47
Ben Carr 41:23 3rd
Colm Corcoran 45:08
Niamh McDaid 47:06 1st Female
Fionnuala Larkin 49:25 2nd Female
Barry McEleney 49:50
Eadaoin Kelly 50:17
Brian Gormley 51:45
Terence Quinn 51:48
Damien ODonaill 51:54
Peter McLean 52:15
Emmet McClafferty 53:09
Christy Callaghan 53:13
Paul Kelly 53:39
Martina O’Donnell 54:06
Sinead O’Kane 56:24
Siobhan Coyle 57:18
Trisha Nulty 57:22
Raj Mehan 59:56
Carol McCabe 1:03:19
Errigal College 5k
Sean McFadden 17:58 1st
Labhaoise Maguire 26:29
Fiona Temple 28:21
Suzanne Bogan 30:13
Terence Quinn 24:04
Raj Mehan 26:22
Georgina Dill 26:39 PB