Important Notice regarding Club Membership
From Wednesday 1st March, you will no longer be permitted to take part in any club training sessions if you are not a registered Club Member.
NO guest members will be permitted to take part in any swim sessions. Due to high numbers this will be strictly enforced.
All details on renewing membership can be found on the Triathlon Ireland website. Anyone who does not have membership paid in the next week will not be permitted to attend club training.
24/7 Host National Series Duathlon
The club hosted their Sprint Duathlon on Sunday. Sponsored by The Kitchen the National series the event was a major success and saw 112 competitors take to the start line to compete. The race started on the track at Aura and after a wet and windy cycle competitor returned to O’ Donnell Park to complete the final 3.2k run.
Killian Heery was the overall winner in a time of 51:15, with Gavin Corey of Omagh Tri Club in 2nd position in a time of 52minutes with local athlete Shaun Stewart just 9 seconds behind in 3rd place.
Lorraine Carey from Liquid Triathlon Club was the first female in 56:34. 24/7 member Siobhan Gallagher finished in 2nd place in 58:35, just a week after finishing 2nd in the Sportsman Duathlon in Louth. Marie Boyle was 3rd woman just marginally over the one hour mark in 01:00:07.
There was some impressive performances from club members with Peter O’Donnell, Shane McNulty,John Connaghan, Natasha Kelly, Gavin Doherty, Niamh McDaid and Kate Black all winning their respective age categories.
The club wishes to acknowledge St. Eunan’s GAA club for the use of O’ Donnell Park and Aura Leisure Centre for the use of their facilities on Sunday. Big thanks is also extended to Pat and Amanda from The Kitchen for the excellent food provided for all competitors.
Planning a club race is not an easy task but Race Director Clara Quigley ably assisted by her race committee and team of marshals and volunteers ensured the event ran smoothly. Thanks to everyone who gave up their time to help in any way. Congratulations to all club members who took part.
Quick word from the Race organizing committee
I just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone in the club for their help at the Duathlon on Sunday. It was a real team effort. I had multiple people mention to me that we have a great team behind us in this club. This is 100% true and made my job very easy. These events couldn’t go ahead without everyone coming together to make them a success. So, I’d like to again thank everyone who volunteered and also to everyone who competed.
I’d also like to extend a sincere thanks to our sponsors. This year they all got on board with extremely short notice and for that I’m very grateful.
A special mention must go to our main sponsors Pat and Amanda from the Kitchen. Not only do they compete, they sponsor and feed us after the race too. We’re very lucky to have their support and they are a big part of what makes this a special event.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable day!
I will be reaching out regarding age group prizes during the week once we get everything finalised.
Alan Patterson Trust 5k/Milford AC 5k
Peter O’Donnell was also in action on Saturday in the Milford 5k finishing in 17:34. Clint Doherty ran 18:06 in the Alan Patterson Trust 5k held in Raphoe on Sunday. The Raphoe duo of Terence Quinn and Raj Mehan completed it in 23:42 and 24:41 respectively.
Try a Tri and Super Sprint -23rd April
The 2017 Letterkenny Try a Tri and Super Sprint Triathlons are due to take place on Sunday 23rd April at the Aura Leisure Centre. Always a popular event with new people and existing triathletes this event sells out quickly. Please note as this is a pool based triathlon entries are limited.
As the Aura Leisure centre has a moveable floor, the less experienced swimmers have nothing to fear as the floor will be risen on the day, with a water depth of only 1.25metres.
There will be 2races on the day, the Try a tri with a swim distance of 200meters (8 pool lengths) and the Super Sprint with a swim of 400 meters (16 pool lengths). Please note that the Try a tri is only open to first time competitors in triathlon.
Entries are now open on the Triathlon Ireland website. This is a pre-entry event only and no entries will be taken on the day.
For any queries please contact the race director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Club training continues as follows:
Tuesday: Track session- 7.45pm
Wednesday: Swim session- Advanced 7-8pm, Intermediate/ Beginners 8-9pm
Thursday: Long Run session leaves from Aura at 6.30pm
Saturday: Club cycle leaves from Aura at 9am