Busy Weekend Racing for 24/7

On a busy weekend of racing Danny Mooney making his competitive debut in triathlons made a statement of intent finishing Dannymooney7th in the Liam Ball Triathlon held in Derry. He then made the journey to Letterkenny and finished second in the North west 10k .  Triona McMenamin finished second female in Derry and there were good performances from Colm Corcoran, Evelyn Boyle, Clara Quigley and Seamus Morrison who made his sprint triathlon debut.


The North west 10 k saw a big turnout from the club with some pbs and good form being shown by all.  Gavin Crawford was next best member behind Danny Mooney finishing 9th followed closely by Adam Speer and Paul Doherty. A number of members had biked in the morning as a warm up. Jason Black made a good return to running after his Italian endeavors.

Aidan Callaghan made the long trek to France to take part in a half iron man. It was a competitive field and racing with professional triathletes he finished 10th in his age group and 78th overall in one of the main European events this year . It was disappointing for Aidan in that the swim was cancelled because of water temperature and he has ran better but he biked well.

John Conaghan who was in Lanzarote took part in an Olympic triathlon and in very windy conditions finished in a time of 2 hours 30mins taking second in his age group in a field of five hundred with twenty professionals taking part.

The National Duathlon series is coming to an end with the provisional rankings showing the three qualifying members ranked well.  Pride of place goes to Gavin Crawford ranked 3rd nationally in his age group and 17th overall.  Jonathan Edwards is ranked 13th in his age group and 44th overall. Cathal Roarty is ranked 67th overall and 4th in his age group.
The other four club members (Liam Tinney , John Conaghan, Jack Brennan and Adrian Callaghan) all missed out on a ranking due to different factors.
Laura Black making her debut in National series events finished a credible 4th in her age group in the recent sprint triathlon held in Sligo.

On the cycling front Eugene mcGettigan raced well in the 60 mile road race in Clogher Valley.  Quite a few member also took in the Tour of Sligo Sportive with pride of place going to Graham Parker who completed the 160k route.

The club wishes the Majorca bound half iron man participants well as they prepare to race next week. The club Chairman has taken the precaution of bringing the club treasurer with him to prevent a coup d’etat.

The club is selling safety swim buoys at a subsidized price as we prepare to return to open water swimming. A few hardy souls have already made their seasonal debut.

Club training continues as follows
Tuesday Track 19.50 Aura
Wednesday Swim Aura 20.00
Thursday Brick session 18.30 Foxhall
Saturday Cycle 8.00 Aura
Sunday Beginners cycle 8.00 Aura

Membership details are available on Triathlon Ireland and further information on our website Letterkenny 24/7


Liam Ball Sprint Triathlon
Danny Mooney 7th 1.04.25
Triona McMenamin 34th 1.11.51
Clara Quigley 55th 1.16.19
Colm Corcoran 85th 1.20.19
Evelyn Boyle 99th 1.23.14
Seamus Morrison 121st 1.26.31

North West 10 K
Danny Mooney 2nd 33.27
Gavin Crawford 9th 34.44
Adam Speer 24th 36.16
Paul Doherty 33rd 37.28
Paul Dillon 54th 38.53
Michael Black 68th 39.35
Jason King 70th 39.37
John Daly 84th 39.55
Paul Cullen 97th 40.44
Jason Black 155th 43.10
Pat Brady 187th 44.22
Niall Mulrine 193rd 44.27
Conor Faul 197th 44.33
Liam Tinney 199th 44.37
Killian Nulty 229th 45.22
Natasha Kelly 235th 45.45
Keith Fletcher 250th 46.06
Sharon Black 256th 46.06
Jack Brennan 265th 46.22
Ita McGettigan 269th 46.33
John Cannon 312th 47.35
Fin Begley 314th 47.36
Anne Robinson 345th 48.01
Philip Robinson 346th 48.04
Martin Robinson 377th 48.49
Patrick McNulty 394th 49.12
Aidan McFadden 395th 49.12
Louise McKeague 406th 49.40
Padraic Mitchell 494th 52.03
Raj Mehan 520th 52.32
Sean McAuliffe 591th 54.30
Cathy Harvey 600th 54.32
Stephanie Dunleavey 658th 56.24
Labhaoise Maguire 659th 56.24
Fiona Temple 789th 60.23