JONATHAN MARTIN 6th IN SUPER SERIES @ MOURNE TRIATHLON! AND UNUSUALLY QUIET WEEKEND FOR 24/7!

Submitted by Fiona McDaid

Mourne Triathlon- Super Series
Jonathan Martin was back in flying form at the weekend. He travelled to compete in the Super Series Mourne Triathlon. Jonathan finished 6th (1st M16-19) overall in a very competitive field crossing the line in an overall time of 1:07:38. Jonathan, as always had a superb swim of 10:30 followed by a strong bike before finishing with a brilliant 18:30 5k.
Christine Russell was also in action. Unfortunately despite a brilliant swim and bike split Christine was unable to complete the race.

Rat Race Rathmullan
Well done to club members Paul Lynch and Fiona Temple who took on the Rathmullan Adventure Race on Saturday. Paul finished in a time of 1:58:46 while Fiona finished in 2:42:16- perfect preparation for Fiona who takes on Gaelforce in a few weeks’ time.

Saturday Swim Sessions
Saturday swim sessions will resume on Saturday 15th September.

Gartan Open Water Swimming
Gartan open water swimming sessions take place each Monday @ 6.30pm.  All members are reminded that swimming in the lake on a Monday night is from 6.30pm and you must exit the water no later than 7.30.pm.  All members must sign in and out of the water.  This year there will be a designated swim course set up by Gartan Outdoor and this will be the only area members will be allowed to swim in.  We will have kayak cover in the water and a marshal on the shore.  Wetsuits, and bright swim caps are COMPULSORY and anyone who is not a confident swimmer is urged to use a swim buoy.

 Club Training
Club training continues as follows:
Monday: Open Water swim sessions Gartan @ 6.30pm
Tuesday:  Road based session 6.30pm SHARP from Foxhall until further notice
Wednesday: Swim session- Beginners 7-8pm, All others 8-9pm
Saturday: Club cycle from Aura at 8am
Saturday:  Due to decreasing numbers Sat swim sessions have been cancelled for the summer months. PLEASE NOTE: Sessions will resume Saturday 15th September

Full Results
Mourne Triathlon- Super Series
Jonathan Martin                               1:07:38 6th overall 1st M16-19
Christine Russell                               DNF

Rat Race Rathmullan
Paul Lynch                                           1:58:46
Fiona Temple                                     2:42:16