Tullamore triathletes prove Ironman strength in Copenhagen

Congratulations to Shane Guinan and Brian Monaghan who completed Challenge Copenhagan on Sunday, August 12. This was an Ironman distance triathlon consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and finished off with a 26.2 mile marathon.

Congratulations to Shane Guinan and Brian Monaghan who completed Challenge Copenhagan on Sunday, August 12. This was an Ironman distance triathlon consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and finished off with a 26.2 mile marathon.

Shane finished in 10:23:25 (race position and age position in brackets) (252) (62) with splits of 1:09:50, 5:23:46 and 3:38:08. Brian finished in 11:45:04 (871) (177) with splits of 1:17:46, 5:46:52 and 4:27:19. All that training paid off with excellent times. Well done boys.

Well done to Maurice Fitzgerald, John Phelan and Ivan Dunne who competed in the Caroline Kearney Memorial Triathlon on Saturday 11th August. This was an Olympic distance triathlon (Swim 1500m, Cycle 40Km, Run 10Km). The boys had the following times (race position in brackets): Maurice Fitzgerald (139) 2:42:08 with splits of 34:15, 1:19:57 and 46:02. John Phelan (146) 2:42:38 with splits of 41:05, 1:16:34 and 42:47. Ivan Dune (179) 2:50:22 with splits of 37:34, 1:22:46 and 46:47.

Congratulations to Mark Serviss who was competing in the Lough Neagh Olympic distance triathlon, where Mark finished in 10th position overall with a time of 2:17:30. Mark had a swim time of 28:09, Bike 1:05:08 and Run 40:54.

Well done to all Tullamore triathletes who competed in TriKilkenny on 29th of July with some competing in their first triathlon. Well done Maurice. Those who competed in the Sprint Triathlon (Swim 750m, Cycle 24Km and Run 5.3Km) had the following times with position and category position in brackets:

Maurice Fitzgerald 1:20:48 30 (16) with splits of 10:13, 42:03 and 22:11. Diarmuid Herlihy 1:29:26 113 (58) with splits of 10:20, 48:16 and 23:14. Dave Monaghan 1:29:50 118 (24) with splits of 10:51, 47:00 and 25:16. Eoghan Lynch 1:34:58 214 (90) with splits of 10:52, 48:06 and 26:59. Evelyn Herlihy 1:35:59 234 (17) with splits of 11:16, 51:56 and 24:32. Emma Lee 1:39:05 294 (35) with splits 11:14, 52:38 and 27:34.

John Phelan also competed in the Olympic distance Triathlon (Swim 750m, Cycle 43Km and Run 10.2Km) with a time of 2:22:27 90 (48) with splits of 12:31, 1:18:41 and 43:57.