MORE GLOBAL SUCCESS FOR 24/7

Ironman Barcelona
The village of Calella of the Barcelona-Maresme region, on Spain’s eastern coastline on the Mediterranean Sea hosted Ironman Barcelona on Saturday. Aidan Callaghan, Gavin Crawford, Clint Doherty, Shane McNulty and Gavin Harris all travelled to Barcelona to compete.
Despite an amazing swim time of 50:26- which seen him exit the water ahead of many of the pros taking part-unfortunately Aidan Callaghan was unable to complete the event due to sickness. A big disappointment after months of hard work and training but no doubt we will see Aidan back competing soon.
Gavin Crawford was the first 24/7 member to cross the finish line. On his Ironman debut, Gavin finished in a superb time of 10:19:06, despite having mechanical issues with his bike which lost him a lot of time.
Clint Doherty – another Ironman debutant- was next to cross the line finishing in 10:56:59, Clint finishing strongly with a great run. Shane McNulty was next to finish the 3.8km/180km/42.2k course. Shane crossed the line after 11:43:03 hours of racing, another great time for his first Ironman. Gavin Harris was next with an excellent time of 12:23:24. Excellent racing by all our members and Congrats to all our Ironmen, you should all be very proud of your amazing achievements.

Moby Dick Sprint Triathlon, Youghal-
Margaret Kelly made the long trip to Youghal in Cork over the weekend to compete in the final race in the 2017 National Series. Margaret finished 3rd in her F45-49 age category in a time of 1:21:08.
This means Margaret is 2nd overall in the national series ranking with 436.597 points.

East Donegal Half Marathon
Ten club members made their way to Oakfield Park Raphoe for Sunday’s inaugural half marathon. The event was a great success and 24/7 members all had excellent performances.
Peter O’Donnell , just 2 weeks after his excellent performance at Ironman Wales, finished with a PB of 1:21:26. John Daly was next in a time of 1:35:15 with Jonathan Edwards not too far behind in 1:35:33
Jarlath Duffy, another recent Ironman was next to finish in a time of 1:45:24.
Alaistair Hetherington finished in 1:47:22, Micheal Russell was next in 1:50:03. Philip Browne and Terence Quinn ran together finishing in 1:51:42 and1:51:46 respectively. Martina McDaid ran the half marathon as part of her 30k long run and finished well in a time of 2:02:29. Raj Mehan also took part in a relay team-Well done to everyone.

Gartan 60k Mountain Bike Challenge
Ronan Brennan, 2:26:58, Nick Fowell,2:28:50, and Siobhan Gallagher, 2:37:39 all took part in the 60k Gartan Mountain Bike Challenge at the weekend. Siobhan was first female.
Colin Dean opted for the 30k route and finished in 1:12:35.

The Great Fjord Swim 3.9k swim
Well done to Paddy Bond who competed in the great Fjord swim at the weekend. Paddy finished in a time of 1:28:43.

Winter Training
With the return of dark Winter training nights all club members are reminded of the following:
Thursday Night Club runs- High Viz is compulsory for everyone and any additional hi/viz clothing lights etc are encouraged- Be Safe, Be Seen!
Mudguards (wraparound) are also compulsory for Saturdays club cycle.

AGM
The Club’s AGM will be held on Friday 20th of October in the Mulroy room at the Education centre in Saint Conal’s hospital at 7.30pm. All members welcome.
Nominations are invited for Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, PRO and eight committee members. Please email nominations to club secretary Pauric Kelly (iampaurickelly@yahoo.ie) by Wednesday 18th October. Any motions to be discussed at the AGM must also be sent in by this date.
The club are also seeking new members for our 2018 Race Committees, please also email Pauric if you are interested.

Save the Date
The club’s end of year Awards/Christmas night out will take place on Friday 24th November at Arena 7. 2016 prize winners are asked to return prizes to committee members as soon as possible.

Club Training
Club training continues as follows:
Tuesday: Track session- Track session recommences 3rd October 7.45pm
Wednesday: Swim session- Advanced 7-8pm, Intermediate/ Beginners 8-9pm
Thursday: Long run leaves Aura 6.30pm
Saturday: Club cycle leaves from Aura at 8am
Saturday: Club swim recommences this Saturday at 6pm

Full Results
Ironman Barcelona
Gavin Crawford 10:19:06
Clint Doherty 10:56:59
Shane McNulty 11:43:03
Gavin Harris 12:23:24

Moby Dick Sprint Triathlon, Youghal- Final race in NS South Coast Tri Club
Margaret Kelly 1:21:08 3rd F45-49

East Donegal Half Marathon
Peter O’Donnell 1:21:26 PB
John Daly 1:35:15
Jonathan Edwards 1:35:33
Jarlath Duffy 1:45:24
Alaistair Hetherington 1:47:22
Micheal Russell 1:50:03
Philip Browne 1:51:42
Terence Quinn 1:51:46
Martina McDaid 2:02:29

Gartan 60k Mountain Bike Challenge
Ronan Brennan 2:26:58
Nick Fowell 2:28:50
Siobhan Gallagher 2:37:39 1st Female

Gartan 30k Mountain Bike Challenge
Colin Dean 1:12:35

The Great Fjord Swim 3.9k swim
Paddy Bond 1:28:43