Last weekend saw an exodus from the club to take part in Hell of the West in Kilkee Co. Clare and the Challenge Galway races based in Galway city. Four women members swept the boards in the try a tri event with them placing in the first four.

On Sunday three of the more experienced women all raced well. Margaret Kelly, Clara Quigley and Fin Begley all finished on the podium for their respective age groups in the Challenge Galway 70.3


Also on Sunday The full Iron man saw five members take part with club chairman Nick Fowell leading the way. This was despite having a puncture and cycling the last 5km on a flat wheel. John Conaghan also did well and there were fine debut performances from Gerry Kelly and Jarlath Duffy. An Iron man is the ultimate triathlon event featuring a 3.8. k swim 180k cycle and 42.2k run. The triathletes were in the water at six fifteen am on Sunday morning otherwise known as stupid o clock.

Gavin Crawford led the club members home in the half ironman with some strong showings in difficult conditions.


Locally Jason Black was second in the Ultra cycle race with the Robinson family performing well in the team event and Matthew Mc Kinley doing well in the pairs race.

In the super series Olympic race in Kilkee Siobhan Gallagher finished tenth with Triona Mc Menamin unable to complete the run.

Ben George and Kieran Liddy competed in the ordinary Olympic event .

The club is continuing with it’s preparation for the Olympic and sprint race on the 9th of July.  Race director Liam Tinney has made some changes to the course opting for a flatter more scenic route for bot h the five k and ten k run part of the event. Entry details are on the triathlon Ireland website with numbers capped for safety reasons.

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 : Aura beginners cycle 9.00 am

Hell of the west Super series womens race
10th Siobhan Gallagher 2.32.01

Hell of the West age group race
274th Ben George 2.45.24
673rd Kieran Liddy 3.21.50

Challenge Galway try a tri
1st Martina Mc daid 1.05.53
2nd Fiona Mc daid 1.08.09
3rd Stephanie Dunleavy 1.09.40
Claire Neilis 1.10.01

Challenge Galway Olympic
95th Sinead Diver 3.23.52
Challenge Galway Sprint
13th Anthony Sweeney 1.30.51
66th Linda Sweeney 1.55.51
Challenge Galway full Iron man
28TH Nicholas Fowell 10.57.49 (1st in category)
43rd John Conaghan 11.13.20 (1st in category)
147th Gerry Kelly 12.25.29
248th Jarlath Duffy 13.41.21

Challenge Galway half iron man
24th Gavin Crawford 4.33.36 (3rd in category)
59th Paul Dillon 4.58.26
65th Pauric Kelly 5.01.59
78th Paul Doherty 5.06.14
114th Seamus Morrison 5.14.46
154th Colin Dean 5.23.55
175th Margaret Kelly 5.27.46 (3rd in category)
199th Killian Nulty 5.32.58
218th Clara Quigley 5.34.50 (2nd in category)
249th Fin Begley 5.41.14 (category winner)
283rd Cathal Roarty 5.47.25
310th Padraic Mitchell 5.50.43 (3rd in age category)
358th Graham Parker 6.01.01
377th Barry Mc Laughlin 6.02.49
396th Liam Tinney 6.07.11
400th Patrick Mc Nulty 6.08.01
421st Brona O gara 6.12.34
473rd Patrick Patton 6.21.38
3 Mamils Relay Team (3rd team)

Glenswilly 5km
1st Danny Mooney