Busy times for Tullamore Triathlon Club

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

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Tullamore Triathlon Club members have been extremely busy participating in triathlons and duathlons around the country over the past couple of weekends.

Tullamore Triathlon Club members have been extremely busy participating in triathlons and duathlons around the country over the past couple of weekends.

Ron Handy competed in the James McManus Memorial Sprint Distance Triathlon held in Cavan on Saturday May 31st. Hosted by Cuilcagh Triathlon Club, it was reported to be a great race and very well organised. Ron completed the course, consisting of a 750m swim, 40k bike and 5k run, in a time of 1:29:22 with splits of 17:30, 42:51, 25:38, to finish in 86th position.

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On June 1, five Tullamore Tri Club members competed in Tri-Athy. The sprint distance course involved a 750m swim, 20k cycle and 5k run. Maurice Fitzgerald finished in a time of 1:08:58 (44th) with splits of 10:19, 34:26, 21:15. Matthew O’Byrne finished in 1:12:32 (70th) with splits of 10:34, 36:32, 21:10. Shane Carroll finished in 1:19:37 (185th) with splits of 14:31, 38:51, 22:07. Miguel Da Silva Almeida finished in 1:22:52 (246th) with splits of 14:10, 39:21, 23:40. Triona Muldoon finished in 1:47:42 (573th) with splits of 16:10, 51:58, 32:34.

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The Bog Trotters Daingean Duathlon took place on Saturday last and consisted of a 5k run, 20k cycle and 3k run. Competitors had a tough cycle route with many hills to climb and headwinds to contend with also. Despite this Michelle Mullaney completed the course in superb fashion to be first woman home. Maurice Fitzgerald took third senior male. The results are as follows (position and splits in brackets):

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Maurice Fitzgerald (6) 1:15:54 (20:12, 42:29, 12:28) Damien Minnock and Jonathon Dunican (7) (relay) 1:16:11 (21:28, 41:10, 12:54) Michelle Mullaney (16) 1:22:41 (20:35, 47:40, 13:01) Miguel Da Silva Almeida (23) 1:25:56 (21:56, 48:10, 14:03) and Max Kyck (38) 1:35:08 (25:42, 49:13, 17:46).

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Collinstown was the venue for Tri-An-Mhí over the weekend. While it was a beautiful day for competing in the event, the course was not an easy one. The middle distance triathlon saw participants complete a 1900m swim in calm waters, a 93Km cycle and a 21.1Km run, both over very hilly routes. Results are as follows (places in brackets):

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Ger Lynam (51) 5:17:40, 34:11, 2:53:14, 1:44:48

Adrian Martin (107) 5:51:47, 38:22, 3:13:02, 1:53:54

Craig Murray (142) 6:14:59, 34:45, 3:21:04, 2:12:26

Sarah Walsh (148) 6:17:27, 31:23, 3:29:34, 2:11:12

Tony McCormack (170) 6:42:03, 41:06, 3:20:32, 2:30:12

The triathlon club train every Monday and Wednesday nights. If anybody is interested in joining, please contact Ger Lynam on 086-8190518 or email gerlynam77@gmail.com.

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Pictured are Tony McCormack, Sarah Walsh, Ivan Dunne, Ger Lynam, Craig Murray and Adrian Martin at Tri-An-Mhí.