Blacksod and Club Duathlon

Blacksod Standard Triathlon
The evergreen John Conaghan fresh from his age group win in the middle distance championship Traveled to Belmullet Co. Mayo for the challenging Olympic race . John won his age group finishing fifth overall in a time of 2.25.27. After rather than returning to his base in Dublin he came up to Letterkenny to marshall at the club duathlon. Eugene McGettigan raced in both. Eugene was third in his category on Saturday and fifteenth overall in a time of 2.35.36

Club Duathlon
The club held a fund raising race on Sunday with all funds being used for the Kona World championship entry of Aidan Callaghan. There was a mixture of club members , other club members and interested local athletes. The club is grateful for the use of O’Donnell Park by Saint Eunans Gaa Club and for Aura for the use of their facilities. Sean Mc Fadden was first club man home finishing second to Gavin Corey of Omagh Triathlon Club. Fionnuala Larkin was first woman home followed by Tatiana Weidemann a former member visiting from her native Germany. As well as members taking part there was also a large group of volunteers who made the event possible.

5km reports
Natasha Kelly dipped under the twenty minute mark in the championship in Buncrana finishing third woman. Rachel Stilvern continues to improve in her five k times as well finishing second woman in the Kerrykeel 5k.
Other news
Next weekend sees the final Iron man event of the Europe and the club have three entrants in Pauric Kelly , Margaret Kelly and Sean Mc fadden. Gavin Craford is off to Luxembourg representing the Irish defence force in an Olympic distance race.

Open water safety
There will not be any more Monday night swim sessions this year If anyone wants to use Gartan lake please enter from the heritage centre entrance point and please make sure you have a swim partner and swim buoy for personal safety. There is a club shed for changing and the lock code is available from any committee member.

Training continues as follows:
Tuesday: Aura track – Track session 7.50pm
Wednesday : Aura Pool – Swim session 8.00pm
Thursday : Long run Aura , meet at 6:30pm
Saturday : Aura club cycle 8.00 am
Sunday : Beginners cycle 9.00 am

Results
2 21 Sean McFadden M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 49:31:00
4 52 Nick Fowell M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 50:45:00
7 3 Jason King M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 51:36:00
8 20 Paul Dillon M40- 24/7 Tri Club 51:50:00
11 28 Jonathan Edwards M40- 24/7 Tri Club 52:57:00
18 29 Pat Brady F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 56:35:00
23 22 Shaun McDaid M40- 24/7 Tri Club 57:46:00
24 26 Michael McMenamin M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 58:01:00
25 57 Alan O’Mahony M40- 24/7 Tri Club 58:50:00
26 14 Philip Browne M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 59:11:00 27
36 Jonathan Martin M40- 24/7 Tri Club 59:12:00
30 30 Eugene McGettigan F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 60:14:00
31 50 Alaistair Hetherington M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 60:29:00
33 9 Lester Speer M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 60:48:00
37 42 Terence Quinn M40+ 24/7 Tri Club 63:27:00
48 32 Martina McDaid F40- 24/7 Tri Club 67:29:00
50 63 Bronagh O’Gara F40- 24/7 Tri Club 68:58:00
52 33 Fiona McDaid F40- 24/7 Tri Club 69:17:00
55 12 Denise McBride F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 71:10:00
57 51 Sinead Trearty F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 73:53:00
59 7 Fiona Temple F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 78:52:00
60 54 Feena McBride F40- 24/7 Tri Club 78:53:00
62 4 Bridie Devenney F40- 24/7 Tri Club 83:23:00
64 8 Andrea McGettigan F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 87:15:00
65 11 Ailbhe Dunne F40+ 24/7 Tri Club 87:15:00