DANNY MCDAID 15K WAS A HIT FOR THE 247 CLUB

Twenty club members took part in the Danny McDaid fifteen k with Aidan Callaghan victorious overall and Natasha Kelly first Woman home.

13872663_1753675431538005_1326128791761949602_n13902726_1753675441538004_3205421526335515321_n
The previous day thirteen members swam in various distances in the Mulroy Bay swim event. Adrian Wasson was first club man home in the short race and Brian Sweeney first club man in the longer race. It was great to see DB Shields back in the water following his recent accident. Karen Crawford and Mark McCollum also swam in a open water swim race in Belfast at the weekend as well but results are not yet to hand. Karen swam the 1600 metres in a time of 25.50.13895069_1046055372146560_2725718442753617847_n (1)
Ita Mc Gettigan put her warm weather training to good use swimming on Saturday and running the 15 k on Sunday.
Two members made the trip to Belfast for the sprint and Olympic race and both Donagh O’Sullivan and Lester Speer acquitted themselves well.

13882280_1226160964094827_9094702240418449007_n
Jonathan Martin one of the promising junior members took part in the junior triathlete development day on Saturday in Loughrea and raced in the National Series sprint event on Sunday . He had a great swim and his mother Elaine was a great support to him and the other members. John Conaghan suffered a hand injury during the week so could not race but was also down to offer support. Fin Begley had raced three races this year before Sunday and has either won a main prize or age group prize . Sunday was no exception with her winning her age group.
In the cycling front there was one junior club members racing in the Churchill three day International youth tour cycling event in Churchill. Ciaran Mc Gettigan acquitted himself well.
Next up is the Olympic triathlon in Hazlewood , Sligo which is a National series event and Tri the lough sprint race held in Lough Macrory , Tyrone.
Club Duathlon the date of 11th of September has been confirmed for the club Duathlon which will have spaces for non club members . Please contact any committee member for details. 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 , 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 a.m

Results :
Danny McDaid 15km road race
1st Aidan Callaghan 52.45
3rd Michael Black 53.59
5th Shane Mc Nulty 54.45
7th Gavin Crawford 55.17
27th Jason King 59.37
28th Paul Dillon 60.07
41st Colin Dean 63.07
44th David Harvey 63.17
54th Paul Cullen 64.13
67th Natasha Kelly 66.24 (first woman)
71st Phillip Browne 67.19
77th Padraic mc Cafferty 68.51
78th Stephen Shields 68.51
80th Seamus Nallen 69.29
92nd Ita Mc Gettigan 71.11
113rd Noel Lynch 73.07
120th Terence Quinn 74.25
154th Catherine Regan 79.32
157th Orla Nallen 79.49

Belfast Titanic Sprint triathlon
51st Lester Speer 1.20.14

Belfast Titanic Olympic Triathlon
141st Donagh O Sullivan 2.27.26

Loughrea Sprint triathlon
92nd Jonathan Martin 1.16.32
130rd Fin Begley 1.19.55 (first in category)
135th Cathal Roarty 1.20.44

Mulroy Bay short swim
6th Adrian Wasson 16.48
9th Ita Mc Gettigan 17.29
11th DB Shields 17.41
22nd Rachel Stilvern 19.55
24th Sinead Trearty 20.10
26th Ailbhe Dunne 21.24
36th Amanda Witherow 23.19
43rd Pat Brady 27.54

Mulroy Bay long swim
9th Brian Sweeney 27.16
13th John Mc Carron 29.30
15th Martin Robinson 29.57
17th Emma McGee 31.09
21st Feena Mc Bride 34.23