Aquathon Championship and Long distance swim

The two main events last week were the National Aquathon championship held in Castlewellan and the long distance swim race held in Sheephaven Bay.
All three members who went to Co .Down raced well with all having podium places.
Danny Mooney came out of the 1km swim in fifteenth place but ran the fastest 5km and just missed out on an overall podium place. Lisa Dalton is now starting to show some good form and Niamh Mc Daid in her first year in the sport also continues to impress.

Lisa Dalton
In the race in Portnablagh Siobhan Gallagher powered home in the four k swim race beating everybody comfortably in difficult swimming conditions over the 4km open water race.
She was followed home by Triona Mc Menamin and Orlaith Fogarty with the three women in the top four overall.
Cathy Harvey broke the two hour mark for the half marathon at the Achill half marathon and her son David did a good 5km also in Cranford.

Siobhan Gallagher

Triona
The club has it’s marquee event this weekend with almost 200 entrants for the sprint and Olympic race based in Gartan. Liam Tinney the race director has put in Trojan work in preparation for the event and it is an ideal opportunity for anyone to come out to Gartan to view a triathlon at close quarters in these lake based events. The club is grateful for the continued sponsorship of Jason and Sharon Black of Voodoo Refreshments will be available and a good atmosphere and competitive racing is guaranteed. Parking will be restricted so people are advised to park in Churchill and walk down to the centre.
Also this weekend the club have entered a team in the national inter club relay and we all wish the team of Danny Mooney, Brendan Murphy, Siobhan Gallagher and Niamh McDaid.


Please note the quarterly swim fee for July to September is now due for all participants.


Training
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 : Aura beginners cycle 9.00 am


Results
National Aquathon championship
5th man Danny Mooney (1st in age category)
7th Woman Lisa Dalton (1st in age category)


Sheephaven 4K open water swim
1st Siobhan Gallagher 55.51
3rd Triona Mc Menamin 1.00.30
4th Orlaith Fogarty 1.03.39
17th Adam Speer 1.11.05
23rd Jason Black 1.15.01
28th Patrick Patton 18.39
40th Katie Black 1.26.40
41st Emma Mc gee 1.27.21
46th Laura Black 1.32.02
48th Kevin Hennessy 1.35.20
55th Sinead Diver 1.41.05
61st Sean McAuliffe 1.47.40
62nd jarlath Duffy 1.51.14