There were two triathlon related events last weekend. The Olympic Triathlon in Sligo and the 3.5k swim in Portnablagh.
Sheephaven 3.5 k swim
One of the youngest members of the club Jonathan Martin won the 3.5 k swim in a superb time of 55.41. His nearest club member to him was Fergus Callaghan 25th in a time of 188.8.131.52. Niamh Mc Diad was first club Woman home.
Conditions were challenging but all club members completed the event with Fin Begley collecting a special prize for persistence. Well done to Gartan Open Water Swimmers who organized the event and to the local support crews who kept everyone safe.
Hazelwood Olympic Triathlon
Saturday was a mixed day for the club in Sligo as injuries prevented three of our members completing the race. On a happier note there was category wins for Margaret Kelly and Padraic Michell with John Conaghan taking second in his age group. Anne Robinson performed very well in her first ever Olympic diistance triathlon with a superb swim time of just over 27 minutes. This was a National Series race with over 300 competitors.
Everybody wishes Gavin, Paul and Liam a speedy recovery.
A special word of thanks to Anthony Sheridan who took the Saturday swim session at short notice
Please note the quarterly swim fee for July to the end of September is now due for all participants with no exceptions
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 7.00pm
Saturday : Aura club cycle 8.00 am
Saturday :Aura pool seession 6 pm
Sunday : Beginners cycle 9.00 am from Aura
Sheephaven Bay Swim
1st Jonathan Martin 55.41.16
25th Fergus Callaghan 184.108.40.206
40th Lisa Dalton 220.127.116.11
48th Patrick Patton 18.104.22.168
64th Jason Black 1.30.09.30
77th Cathal Roarty 22.214.171.124
83rd Jarlath Duffy 126.96.36.199
91st Martina Mc Daid 188.8.131.52
98th Sean Mc Auliffe 202.03.70
99th Fin Begley 2.02.44.60
Hazelwood Sligo Olympic Triathlon
46th John Conaghan 2.23.11 (2nd in category)
77th Margaret Kelly 2.29.53 (1st in category)
97th Patrick Mc Nulty 2.35.35
109th Killian Nulty 2.39.05
123rd Padraic Mitchell 2.41.35 (1st in category)
131st Anne Robinson 2.43.25
147th Barry Mclaughlin 2.47.35