ANOTHER RACE FILLED WEEKEND FOR 24/7 TRIATHLON CLUB

There were a lot of events held last week but the main triathlon races were in Portrush and Derry.  In Portrush in the Olympic distance race Paul Doherty had the misfortune of getting a puncture so missed out on a good preparatory race for the upcoming half ironman race in Galway.

Some junior members took part in the junior Firmus triathlon in Derry on Sunday. Billy Black and Ella Black performing well especially after competing the previous day in The Mulroy Bay Adventure Race (kids section).

Gavin Crawford won the Defence forces national triathlon in Mullingar and is off this week to Holland to represent Ireland in the European military triathlon championships. We wish him well as he represents his club and country.

Danny Mooney had a great run in the Ramelton 5K on Wednesday night and broke the course record with a remarkable time of 14.37.

Sean mc Fadden after competing well in Ras Dhun na ngall won the 25 mile time trial organized by Strabane Lifford cycling club held at Manorcunningham . He turned up the following day and raced the Ballyraine NS five k and won that as well.

The Mulroy Bay Adventure Race held on Saturday had some podium places. Sharon Black was third woman in the longer race, her daughter Kate was first in the juvenile race with Billy Black third in his age category and Ella Black first in her age category, also Conor Faul taking second overall in the juvenile race.  Mark Hunter just missed out on a podium place on the shorter race.  Anne Robinson was third Woman overall in the shorter race with Louise Alcorn on something of a roll with third in her age category. It was great to see Adrian Wasson make a return to racing after being out for a while with injury.

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Also on Saturday a few members made the short trip to Buncrana for a 10km road race in difficult conditions.

In Rosses point on Saturday Karen Crawford was second female in a time of 22.32 in the fifteen hundred meter swim .This race was the second race of the Metal Man open water swim series. The final round takes place in two weeks’ time and Karen will be pushing hard to secure a final podium place in her native county.

Saturday sees the first local sea based sprint triathlon in Mullaghmore and on Sunday the Firmus sprint triathlon takes place in Derry with a large contingent form the club hoping to take part. This is a National Series race so the competition will be intense. It is preceded by the super series event which is draft legal.

With less than 4 weeks remaining to the clubs sprint and standard distance triathlons based at Gartan Lake, anyone who is intending to race is urged to get entered via Triathlon Ireland as soon as possible as spaces are filling up well. More information on this race and all events in relation to the club are available on the clubs website or facebook pages.

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Training

Training continues as follows

Monday: Gartan – Open Water Swim 6.30 pm (weather permitting)
Tuesday: No track session this week
Wednesday : Aura Pool – Swim session 8.00 pm
Thursday : Foxhall TT or Brick 6.30pm
Saturday : Aura club cycle 8.00 am
Sunday : Aura beginners cycle 9.00 am

Results
Mulroy adventure race – Long race
41st Phillip Robinson 2.41.29
49th Sharon Black 2.46.45
61st Terence Quinn 2.54.17
69th Niamh Gibbons 2.59.58
75th Raj Mehan 3.17.21

Short race
4th Mark Hunter 1.10.46
17th Anne Robinson 1.16.53
49th Louise McKeague 1.28.01
50th Louise Alcorn 1.28.02
52nd Adrian Wasson 1.29.03
56th Rachael Stilvern 1.30.39
59th Shauna Maloney 1.31.07
63rd Denise McBride 1.31.31
69th Linda Sweeney 1.34.06

Junior race
2nd Conor Faul 44.50
6th Billy Black 49.38
9th Kate Black 50.04
28th Ella Black 59.26

Ballyraine NS 5Km
1st Sean Mc Fadden 17.50
6th Martin Donnelly 19.46
12th Keith Fletcher 20.04
28th Niamh McDaid 21.54
30th Catherine McKinley 22.01
41st Terence Quinn 23.22
45th Martina Mc Daid 23.40
46th Sharon Black 23.41
79th Raj Mehan 26.22
81st Feena McBride 26.42
102nd Anne Robinson   28.37

Buncrana 10 km
33rd Liam Tinney 44.51
35th Adrian Callaghan 44.56
50th Damian McGoohan 47.26