BUMPER WEEKEND OF ACTIVITIES FOR 24/7

Paul “Wally” Gildea Memorial 5k Family Fun Run/Walk
A hugely successful 5k took place on Sunday in memory of Paul Gildea and to raise funds for 2 great charities, Pieta House and Sheephaven Aqua Club. Organised by club member Paul Doherty the 24/7 colours were to be seen everywhere on the day.
Gavin Crawford was the winner in a time of 16:46, just one second ahead of his fellow 24/7 club mate Michael Black. Stephen Robinson crossed the line in 4th place in a time of 18:50 with John Daly finishing in 19:14 ensuring a top 10 finish.
Kathleen McNulty was the female winner in 20:53. There was some excellent times from 24/7 competitors including Aidan McFadden and Paul O’Gara with Desiree Casburn achieving a PB of 22:43. Full results are listed below.
Well done not only to the competitors but to everyone who gave up their time to help on the day, even Sinead’s Toto making an appearance!

Sportsman Duathlon, Louth
Siobhan Gallagher made the trip to Louth for the Sportsman Duathlon hosted by Setanta triathlon club. Siobhan finished 2nd woman overall winning her age category in an impressive time of 57:47, just 6minutes behind the 2016 national duathlon champion Bryan Mc Crystal.

Naas Duathlon
The Galco Naas Duathlon hosted round three of this year’s Duathlon National Series on Sunday at Punchestown racecourse. The race consisted of a 3km run within the racecourse grounds followed by a challenging rolling 20km bike course that brings the competitors to the Blessington outskirts before returning to the racecourse grounds to finish off with a 2nd 3km run to end und
Eugene McGettigan finished in 27th position just marginally over the one hour mark with Cathal Roarty finishing in 01:10:42- A bit different to Cathal’s last visit to Punchestown which was to see the Dire Straits a few years ago!!

Irish Stillwater Lifesaving Championships
Congratulations to club members Lisa Dalton and Triona Mc Menamin who were part of Team Donegal that took home 26 National Lifesaving medals home from the Irish Stillwater Lifesaving Championships that were held at the University of Limerick at the weekend.

National Indoor Championships 3000m and Brooks 5k International Road Race
Danny Mooney made a great return to the track finishing 5th in the National Indoor Championships 3000m on Sunday, just days after competing in the Brooks 5k International Road race in Armagh where he finished in 14:37.

Letterkenny National Series Sprint Duathlon
Last minute preparations are being put in place for this Sunday’s club Sprint Duathlon. Sponsored by The Kitchen this race is part of the National Duathlon series. Good luck to all 24/7 members taking part.

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 pretty quick. 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 letterkenny247tryatri@yahoo.com

2017 Club Membership
The club would like to remind all members that 2016 Triathlon Ireland membership cards have now expired and you must renew your TI and Club memberships as you are no longer insured during club training sessions. 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.

Club Training
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

Paul Gildea Memorial 5k Full Results
Gavin Crawford 16:46 1stMale
Michael Black 16:47
Stephen Robinson 18:50
John Daly 19:14
Liam Tinney 19:57
Kathleen McNulty 20:53 1stFemale
Adrian Callaghan 21:21
Aidan McFadden 22:13
Paul O’Gara 22:33
Desiree Casburn 22:43
Pat Brady 22:44
Raj Mehan 23:04
Anne Robinson 23:05
Martina McDaid 23:30
Terence Quinn 23:32
Fionnuala Larkin 24:00
Sinead Trearty 28:00

Sportsman Duathlon
Siobhan Gallagher 57:47

Naas Duathlon
Eugene McGettigan 01:00:10
Cathal Roarty 01:10:42

National Indoor Championships 3000m
Danny Mooney 8:26:61
Brooks 5k International Road Race
Danny Mooney 14:37