24/7 ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Caroline Kearney Memorial Triathlon
Ten of our club members made the journey to Mullingar over the weekend for the Caroline Kearney Memorial triathlon hosted by the Midlands Tri Club. This race played host to the National Standard distance championships and an impressive field raced on the day. Over 500 athletes took to the waters of Lake Ennell at the Lilliput Adventure Centre.

John Connaghan, as consistent as always, was the first 24/7 member to cross the finish line. John finished 2nd in the M55-59 category in a time of 2:17:33. Siobhan Gallagher was the first 24/7 female to finish the course. Siobhan was fourth female overall and winner of the F25-29 category in a very impressive time of 2:19:45. Paul Doherty raced well finishing in 2:22:34, Paul’s strong swim setting him up for a brilliant race overall. Margaret Kelly’s preparation for her World Championships in Tennessee are going very well. Margaret finished in a time of 2:27:51 placing her 3rd in the F45-49 category. Anne Robinson raced well, after an excellent swim time, continued her great form on the bike route and ran well to finish in an impressive 2:34:52. Natasha Kelly on her standard distance debut finished in an excellent time of 2:38:14, Natasha had a superb 10k run of 42:38 to finish very strong. Barry McLaughlin was the next 24/7 member to cross the line in a time of 2:40:09. Martina McDaid and Rachael Stilvern also made their Standard distance debuts. Martina finished in an impressive 2:49:22, showing excellent form after illness at the start of triathlon season. Rachael finished in 3:04:40 finishing off with a strong run off the bike as always. Fiona McDaid finished in 2:50:40.
Congrats to everyone on some great racing. Special thanks to Karol Harvey, Pauric Kelly and Carmel Kelly for all the support on the day.

Lough Neagh Triathlon
Michael Black, just one week on from his triathlon debut in Omagh finished 13th overall in Saturday’s Lough Neagh triathlon hosted by Hi-Elbow Triathlon club in a time of 1:12:33.
5k/10k roundup
Gerard McGettigan was 1st M50 in a time of 38:19 at the 25th Ballyare 10k on Friday night, Paddy Doherty finished in 51:15. Shane McNulty and Adrian Callaghan travelled to Galway for the Streets of Galway 8k finishing in 27:38 and 33:11 respectively. Keith Gordon raced well in the Convoy GAA 5K finishing in a time of 20:35.

Margaret Kelly Chattanooga World Championships Fund Raising Duathlon
Preparations are well under way for our next club race. The club are making a call out to all business owners in the club. If you would like to donate a spot prize for the race, please get in touch with any committee member. Thank you in advance.

As most of you may already know, Margaret Kelly will be competing in the 70.3 World championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee on 9th September. Margaret’s excellent performance at the 70.3 in Wiesbaden Germany in August last year ensured qualification for this year’s World Championships. It is not every year that a club member qualifies for such an event so with this in mind we are organising a fund raising duathlon to help with the expenses incurred for this event.
The sprint distance-3.2km run – 16km Bike – 3.2km run- triathlon will take place on Sunday 27th August from St Eunans GAA grounds. This event is open to everyone, no TI licence required, relay teams welcome and donation on the day is the fee for the event so please spread the word. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Details of the event are as follows:
Saturday 26th August 2017:
Registration Opens – 5:30pm – 7pm – Aura Leisure Centre (beat the queues on Sunday morning and register on Saturday evening.
Sunday 27th August 2017:
Registration Opens – 7:30am – 8:30am – Aura Leisure Centre
Transition Opens – 7:30am – O’Donnell Park
Transition Closes – 8:40am – O’Donnell Park
Race Briefing – 8:45am – O’Donnell Park
Race Start – 9am – O’Donnell Park
Presentations – 12noon – Aura Leisure Centre
There will be refreshments served after the race in Aura Leisure Centre.

Club Training
Club training continues as follows:
Monday: Open water swimming@Gartan-6.30pm
Tuesday: Track session- 7.45pm
Wednesday: Swim session- Advanced 7-8pm, Intermediate/ Beginners 8-9pm
Thursday: Brick/TT session 7.00pm- this week is a TT session starting at Foxhall at 7pm sharp
– Marshals this week are Gavin Crawford, Labhaoise Maguire and Sinead Trearty
Saturday: Club cycle leaves from Aura at 8am
Saturday: Swim session- 6-7pm (please note prepayment does not cover the cost of Saturday sessions).

Full Results
Caroline Kearney Triathlon
Siobhan Gallagher 2:19:45 4th Female 1st F25-29
John Connaghan 2:17:33 2nd M55-59
Paul Doherty 2:22:34
Margaret Kelly 2:27:51 3rd F45-49
Anne Robinson 2:34:52
Natasha Kelly 2:38:14
Barry McLaughlin 2:40:09
Martina McDaid 2:49:22
Fiona McDaid 2:50:40
Rachael Stilvern 3:04:40

Lough Neagh Triathlon
Michael Black 1:12:33

Ballyare 10K
Gerard McGettigan 38:19 1st M50
Paddy Doherty 51:15

Streets of Galway 8k
Shane McNulty 27:38
Adrian Callaghan 33:11

Convoy GAA 5K
Keith Gordon 20:35