The women in the club are proving to be an unstoppable force within the triathlon circuit.
Siobhan Gallagher was third in the category 1 race held in Hazelwood Co. Sligo. Fin Begley was fourth woman home in the Olympic national series race held at the same event and there were category prizes for Anne Robinson, Ita McGettigan, Fiona McDaid , Martina McDaid , Catherine McKinley and Louise Alcorn in the sprint race held in Omagh.
Siobhan Gallagher racing in the elite category one race led the swim but the chasing pack caught her on the bike but she held on well to make third. Fin Begley as usual won her category and it took the best run of the day to put her into fourth in the trail run around Lough Gill in Hazelwood forest.
In Omagh four seconds separated Anne Robinson and Ita McGettigan as Anne just held out as Ita chased her down in the run. Gavin Doherty was the best male performer in Omagh while Catherine McKinley was first woman home for the club.
In Sligo Eugene Mc Gettigan was first man home followed closely by Donagh O’Sullivan and Martin Donnelly.
In the 10K road race held in Lifford, Jonathan Edwards and Adrian Callaghan both raced well.
In the half Iron man event held in Swinford Co. Mayo Clint Doherty made the leap to going long successfully.
Errigal cycling club ran a three day International youth tour . The club had three Participants. Elijah Mc Ginley racing at under 12 , Ciaran Mc Gettigan and Aisling Diver racing at under 14 level. They all performed well with Ciaran at twelve finishing 45th out of 85, Elijah 43rd out of 50 and Aisling 78th out of 85.
The date of 11th of September has been confirmed for the club Duathlon which will have spaces for non club members . Provisional details are as follows :
Venue: Saint Eunan’s Gaa ground.
Race start time 9.00am
Aura Open water safety
The club organizes a supervised swim session every Monday evening at 6:30pm for all members. A swim route is set up with a kayak to cover that swim route only. If anyone wants to use Gartan outside that time or that swim route please enter from the Heritage Centre entrance point and please make sure you have a swim partner and swim buoy for personal safety. There is a club shed for changing and the lock code is available from any committee member.
Training continues as follows:
Monday: Gartan – Open Water Swim 6.30pm (weather permitting) Tuesday: Aura track – Track session 7.50pm
Wednesday : Aura Pool – Swim session 8.00pm
Thursday : Foxhall TT or Brick 6.30pm
Saturday : Aura club cycle 8.00am
Sunday : Beginners cycle 9.00am
Hazelwood category one race females
3rd Siobhan Gallagher 1.10.51
Hazelwood Olympic race
Females 4th Fin Begley 2.38.13
Hazelwood Olympic race
Males 20th Eugene McGettigan 2.27.18 (4th in category)
21st Donagh O Sullivan 2.28.34 (5th in category)
22nd Martin Donnelly 2.29.08 (6th in category)
32nd Padraic Mitchell 2.36.26 (2nd in category)
41st Cathal Roarty 2.46.32 (4 th in category)
44th Barry McLaughlin 2.48.23 (9th in category)
Loughmacrory Sprint triathlon
26th Gavin Doherty 1.14.09 (3rd in category)
32nd Jack Brennan 1.16.37(4th in category)
41st Patrick McNulty 1.17.43
42nd Liam Tinney 1.17.53
54th Catherine McKinley 1.20.25 (2nd in category)
66th Anne Robinson 1.23.24 (1st in category)
67th Ita McGettigan 1.23.28 (1st in category)
80th Fiona Mc Daid 1.26.45 (1st in category)
88th Martina Mc Daid 1.28.02 (2nd in category)
97th Louise Alcorn 1.31.37 (3rd in category)
104th Pat Brady 1.34.21
110th Sinead Trearty 1.38.22
114th Labhaoise Maguire 1.40.41
Denise McBride 1.42.50
Ailbhe Dunne 1.46.58
Loughmacrory Try a Tri triathlon
7th Alaistair Hetherington 43.47
12th Terence Quinn 46.54
17th Raj Mehan 51.40
18th Bridget Devenney 53.13
19th Fiona Temple 55.14
20th Andrea Mc Gettigan 55.15
24th Michelle Veale 56.19
28th Amanda Witherow 1.00.14