Wednesday, 4th July 2012
World Qualifier champs in Athy
This year's race in Athy was the sprint distance qualifier for the ITU World Triathlon Champs in London in 2013 so as such attracted a large strong competitive field of almost 800 athletes with many of our own members vying for a place. With so many entrants and such a narrow river, there were 10 starts done according to age-group so no-one knew how many of their competitors were doing as they were in a different wave. It was only at the end of the day after times were adjusted that results were known.
Davin Power had a brilliant race to finish 12th overall in 1.03.21, 2nd in his age-group with one of our Junior members Kieran Jackson also having a great race to finish 14th overall in 1.03.34. Shane Scadding was next home in 1.04.10 in 17th place, winning 1st his age-group with Peter Barry not far behind in 19th place in 1.04.27 to finish 3rd in his age-group. Davin, Kieran, Shane and Peter all now qualify for the World Champs next year. John McDonald was next home in 1.09.10 with Junior member Damon Crowley having a brilliant race to finish in 1.10.00 with Aidan McCarty finishing in 1.20.15. New club members Jim O'Brien and Jerry Buckley both finished in 1.24.07 and 1.34.37 respectively. The Olympic distance race was on here in Athy the day before with each discipline double what the sprint was. Michael Moloney was first home from the club in 2.15.36 with Bernard Keane finishing in 2.23.40 and Padraic Connolly home in 2.36.14. Niall Edmondson was delighted with his 1st Olympic distance race to finish in 3.01.22 with Bob Cowman just seconds behind in 3.01.59. Annette O'Mahony was next home in 3.15.23.
Hell of the West Triathlon
Last weekend, Limerick Triathlon Club hosted their annual Olympic distance triathlon in Kilkee which is the longest running race in Ireland. This is one of the most popular races on the calendar and as such fills up to capacity of over 600 entrants in record time. With many of our club members taking part in Ironman Austria and The Outlaw in the UK the following week, we had a smaller than usual attendance with only 6 competitors. Shane Scadding and Davin Power emerged out of the swim together but Shane pulled away on the bike after having the 5th fastest bike split of the day to return to Transition in 9th place. He was happy to only lose 1 place on the run to finish 10th overall in 2.19.08, winning 1st in his age-group. Davin Power finished 13th overall in 2.22.52 after a strong run. Aubrey Storey was next home in 2.37.22 with Bernard Keane delighted with his first time doing this race to finish in 2.38.46 with Padraic Connolly crossing the line in 2.53.14. Noel Ryan retired after the cycle as planned as he had completed Ironman Regensberg just 6 days previously in 10hrs 56mins which was a great achievement in the sweltering heat wave they had over there.
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