24/7 was well represented at Sundays inaugural Kilmacrenan 10k. Jonathan Edwards was the first club member to cross the finish line in a time of 42:05 with Jason King not far behind in 42:30. Shaun McDevitt ran 43:20 with club chairman Liam Tinney crossing the line in 43:30.
The top 2 ladies to finish were both 24/7 members- Fionnuala Larkin finished in an excellent time of 45:16 to give her the prize for 1st Female. Catherine McKinley was just 16 seconds behind her to take the prize for 2nd Female, great running from both ladies!
There were also excellent times from Martin Temple,45:52, Pat Brady, 46:03, Keith Fletcher,46:50, Johnny Duffy,48:05, Paddy Doherty,50:44, Niamh McDaid,53:17 and Stephen Sweeney,54:24. Well done everyone!
Important notice regarding Club training
With immediate effect, all club members taking part in club training must be 16 or over- i.e. born in 2001 or earlier. We are working to try and accommodate 14+ but this is currently not in place. We will update you all in due course.
Tuesday Run sessions will now start at 6.30pm and will be road based- Leaving Aura at
6.30pm. This is a trial change. Please ensure to wear your hi-viz- no hi- viz no session!
National Championship Duathlon 2018
We are delighted at Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon club to be holding the 2018 Standard National Championship Duathlon which will take place on Sunday March 11th.
Entries are now open and filling fast for this race through Triathlon Ireland.
The race will be standard distance consisting of a 10k Run, 40k cycle and a repeat of the 5k run. Full course Details can be found on our club website or on the Duathlon event page on Facebook.
We will also be hosting the Junior national championships which will start after the main race.
Apart from the 2 races mentioned above there will also be kid’s events taking place after the main race- more details on this to follow.
Registration will take place in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny on Saturday 10th March from 5pm to 7pm and on the morning of the race from 7.30am to 9am. Race briefing will be at 9.10am with the race starting at 9.40am.
Club duathlon- Marshals required
We need participants and marshals for our event to be a success. We have 3 events to cater for on the one day. This will be the biggest event the club has held and we need all hands on deck from members to make it a huge success! Any club member not participating on the day will be asked to marshal if available.
We will have our standard distance national championship race as the main event starting at 9:30. We have a junior sprint distance national championship event for 16-19 year old’s at 9:45 and starting from 1pm we will have our kid’s duathlon festival catering for kids from 8-15 years. For the kids races we need to get as many marshals as possible Garda vetted and to complete a child safeguarding course. If we could get around 20 club members to complete these it would help significantly. Non- vetted marshals will most likely be buddied up with someone who is. But we encourage members to become Garda vetted and complete safe guarding courses where possible. Garda vetting forms will be on hand during all club training sessions over the next few weeks for anyone that wishes to become Garda vetted. We will also communicate any information we have about local safeguarding courses over the next few weeks.
Let’s take this opportunity to showcase our club and town and make this an event to remember!
Anyone wishing to marshal the club duathlon event please contact race director Clara Quigley.
Club Membership 2018
As you will be aware it is time to renew your 2018 membership. This can be done by logging onto the Triathlon Website – http://www.triathlonireland.com/. The cost of becoming a fully licensed Triathlon Ireland member is €65- along with this you also need to become a member of 24/7 Triathlon club which costs €40 for the year. Following a review of club membership prices the committee have decided to increase the cost of annual club membership for 2018. This increase – €10 for adult members and €5 for junior members- will cover the cost of track sessions and Gartan Summer sessions i.e. members will no longer have to pay €2 weekly for track sessions or the annual €10 cost for shower facilities at Monday Gartan swim sessions. This will result not only a great saving for club members but also a saving in time and money management for the club committee.
You MUST be a club member to take part in any club training sessions for insurance purposes. Please ensure club membership is updated by 31st January, otherwise you will not be permitted to take part in club training sessions.
Below are the details and types of the Triathlon Ireland Membership.
|Membership Type||Club Member||Non-Club Member|
|U23 Race Licence||€38||€44|
|Joint TI Race Licence & SI Special Membership||€80||€94|
|U23 Joint TI Race Licence & SI Special Membership||€43||€50|
Elaine Gallagher is the new Merchandising Officer for the club and will be in the Aura Leisure Centre from 7-8pm this Wednesday 24th January. As per previous orders payment will be required when placing the order. Elaine is placing the order for gear this week so this is your last chance to order.
Prices for gear is as follows: –
Tri suit – core suit – €115
Tri suit – half sleeve – €138
Tri shorts – €60
Tri Top – €60
Running Vest – €33
Cycle Top – short sleeve – € 50
Cycle Jacket Spring – €66
Cycle Jacket Winter – €121
Bib Shorts – €71.50
All gear will be ordered from Inverse, so this will be the same gear as last year and depending on quantity of order there may be a discount given.
If you have any queries, please contact Elaine on 086 3839155.
Club training continues as follows:
Tuesday: Road base session 6.30pm from Aura (trial change)- Hi-viz essential- no hi- viz no session!
Wednesday: Swim session- Advanced 7-8pm, Intermediate/ Beginners 8-9pm
Thursday: Long run leaves Aura 6.30pm-)- Hi-viz essential- no hi- viz no session!
Saturday: Club cycle leaves from Aura at 8am
Saturday: Club swim session Saturday at 6pm (please note prepayment does not cover Saturday sessions)
Jonathan Edwards 42:05
Jason King 42:30
Shaun McDevitt 43:20
Liam Tinney 43:30
Fionnuala Larkin 45:16 1st Female
Catherine McKinley 45:32 2nd Female
Martin Temple 45:52
Pat Brady 46:03
Keith Fletcher 46:50
Johnny Duffy 48:05
Paddy Doherty 50:44
Niamh McDaid 53:17
Stephen Sweeney 54:24