Seventeen club members made the relatively short trek to Ballyshannon for the popular MSC Sprint Triathlon. They all acquired themselves well with a lot of prizes coming back through the Gap. Fergus Callaghan was fifth winning his category closely followed by Peter O’Donnell and John Conaghan in sixth and seventh respectively. Siobhan Gallagher was ninth and best woman overall. Times overall were impressive even considering the 23 k cycle route.
On the 5km front Gavin Crawford won the Red Hughs 5k in a time of 15.54 and Danny Mooney won
the Churchill 5k in a time of 16.04, following on from his win in Burtonport in a time of 16.27.
In the cycling front there were two junior club members racing in the Churchill under age cycling event
in Churchill. Ciaran Mc Geegan finished third in the under fourteen race two two laps of the Templedouglas keelogs route. Elijah McGinley competed well in the under twelve but had a crash and
did not finish.
Rachel Stilvern made the trip to Donadea in Co. Kildare to do a duathlon and raced well. Next up is the sprint triathlon in Loughrea which is a Naonal series event and Tri the lough sprint race
held outside Omagh.
The club is organizing a duathlon on the 11th of September in Letterkenny as a prelude to Aidan Callaghan going to Kona. It will be open to non club members with prizes also for twelve triathlon club members and also prizes for Letterkenny sportng club members. Aidan learned to swim with Swilly Seals, has ran with Lettereknny AC and played football with Saint Eunans so there will be a challenge to see who can follow in his footsteps .
Open water safety
The club organizes a supervised swim session every Monday evening at six thirty pm for all members. A swim route is set up with a kayak to cover that swim route only. If anyone wants to use Gartan outside that time or that swim route 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.
Pool Payment scheme
Please note the quarterly swim fee for July to the end of September is now due for all participants. If anyone has not paid before the end of July they will be asked to pay arrears for July and pay ten euro per night going forward.
Training continues as follows:
Monday: Gartan – Open Water Swim 6.30 pm (weather permitting) Tuesday: Aura track – Track session 7.50 pm
Wednesday : Aura Pool – Swim session 8.00 pm
Thursday : Foxhall TT or Brick 6.30pm
Saturday : Aura club cycle 8.00 am Sunday :
Beginners cycle 9.00 am from Aura
Ballyshannon Sprint Triathlon
5th Fergus Callaghan 1.10.52 (1st in category)
6th Peter O’Donnell 1.11.29 ( 2nd in category)
7th John Conaghan 1.12 (1st in category)
9th Siobhan Gallagher 1.12.24 (1st Woman)
13th Paul Dillon 1.13.44 (2nd in category)
15th Jason King 1.16.23 (1st in category)
17th Killian Nulty 1.18.59 (2nd in category)
24th Jonathan Edwards 1.20.44 (4th in category)
25th Patrick Mitchell 1.21.12 (1st in category)
28th Patrick McNulty 1.22.54
33rd Shane Collins 1.23.38
38th Catherine McKinley 1.25.14 (4th woman and 1st in category) 44th Anne Robinson 1.27.42 (5th woman and 1st in category)
56th Natasha Kelly 1.30.08 (1st in category)
59th Martina Mc Daid 1.31.14 ( 1st in category)
61st Fiona Mc Daid 1.31.57 (1st in category)
83rd Feena Mc Bride 1.39.20
87th Stephanie Dunleavy 1.40.14 (3rd in category)
93rd Labhaoise Maguire 1.47.18
96th Denise Mc Bride 1.50.34