Sun. June 19th
Blackrock Triathlon, Blackrock, Dundalk
550m Swim, 18km Cycle, 6km Run
1. Thomas Elliott (Olympian) 00.56.17
2. Aidan Woods (3DTri) 00.56.41
3. Thomas Simmons (Peninsula) 00.56.45
4. Gary Crossan (Piranha) 00.58.14
5. Wes Murphy (Piranha) 00.59.28
1. Eamon Hill (Olympian) 00.57.55
2. David Tilly (Piranha) 00.58.54
3. Eamon McConvey 1.01.20
1. Erin Turkington (QUB) 1.03.59
2. Tara Nolan (Belpark) 1.05.39
3. Orla Tuohy 1.05.41
4. Hilary Jenkinson 1.11.40
5. May Laverty 1.11.50
1. Robert Howe 1.06.14
Photos of the race can be viewed here:
More photos to be added on Monday afternoon
Full Results: Excel Results
Setanta Tri Club organised another successful triathlon in Blackrock, Co. Louth on Sunday. The race supports the Romanian Orphanage Fund - Cross Cause. This is the 2nd year the race has been run, with twice the number competing compared to 2004.
Thomas Elliot,30, an Irish International from the Olympian Tri Club in Belfast was the first home in a time of 56mins 17secs. Thomas led from the start, he was first out of the water and kept his lead on the bike with fellow Ulsterman Thomas Simmons close behind. Elliott put in a good run to hold off Aidan Woods from Dublin who put in the fastest run of the day, passing 6 people to finish second, just 24 secs behind Elliott. Simmons held on for third place.
In the female section, it was young Erin Turkington who took first spot. Erin, just 19 yrs old, still classified as a junior, finished 2mins 20secs ahead of her nearest rivals. Erin, a student in Queens in Belfast had a very good swim, coming out near the top of the field giving herself a nearly 2 min cushion for the bike. She consolidated her lead on the bike leg and ran in home, the comfortable winner at 1.03.59. Tara Nolan form Dublin was second with 2 seconds to spare over Orla Tuohy from Cork. The two girls came out of the water together but Tara put in a better bike leg and held off Orla in the sprint finish on the run.
It was a very enjoyable race made better by the weather and the local support who came out to cheer and clap every competitor home. A lot of competitors and spectators alike stayed around for the post race bar-b-q and prizegiving on the main street in Blackrock. Setanta had a few more sponsors on board this year so as well as the usual category prizes, quite a lot of spot prizes were handed out. so most came away from the day with something, be it a prize, sun-burn or just the feeling of finishing their first triathlon.
Sat. June 18th
Mullaghmore Triathlon, Sligo
750m Swim, 20km Cycle, 5km Run
1 Dave Corcoran (Harp) 01:03:31
2 Eimhin McManus (Piranha) 01:03:37
3 Thomas Simmons (Peninsula) 01:03:58
4 David Sands (Liquid Motion) 01:04:17
5 Kevin McAllister (HI_Elbow) 01:05:00
1 Trudy Brown (Olympian) 01:06:44
2 Karen Bothwell (3DTri) 01:10:54
3 Elena Maslova (Piranha) 01:11:34
4 Loraine Creane (Piranha) 01:11:49
5 Mary Horgan (Piranha) 01:14:01
Ironman France, Nice
1. Herve Faure FRA 8:49:39
1. Mariska Kramer NDL 10:12:29
336 MCGIRR Fergus M30 Triangle 11.51.58
585 O’LEARY Keith M30 Dublin 12.48.34
803 O’SHAUGHNESSY Shane M25 Cork 13.38.21
880 MACHALE Liam M35 Cork 14.02.52
964 CORRIGAN Fergal M30 Triangle 14.30.45
973 CAHALANE Sean M30 Cork 14.34.25
980 GAVIN John M35 Surrey 14.36.45
1017 MCAVOY David M25 Volcano 14.48.01 (a bikini inspector by profession according to Ironman)
1025 HUGHES Sean M45 Newry 14.51.18
1065 COTTER Mary F40 Cork 15.23.23
1076 NOLAN Sean M30 Cork 15.32.32
1094 MCVEIGH Francis M30 Newry 15.51.27
DNF MCKENNA Joe M35 Cork
DNF O’NEILL Brendan M50 Cork
DNS DOHERTY Sean M30 NWTC
VIVE LA FRANCE!
By Nick Munting for Ironmanlive.com on Sun, Jun 19th 2005 (10:21 PM).
It was an emotional day at Ironman France, where France’s Herve Faure and Holland’s Mariska Kramer won on the brand new Ironman course at Nice that featured the famous French Riviera based swim, a “Tour de France type” bike ride, and the run on the famed Promenade des Anglais.