Mullaghmore Triathlon

Saturday 20 Jun 2009

 

Ten club athletes competed at the ever popular 'Mullaghmore Triathlon' on a damp and breezy Saturday morning. Niall Clancy, Canice Nicholas, Pat McManus, Julia McMullin and Olivia Murphy all competed as individuals taking in all three disciplines, the swim, 10k bike and 5k run, while Tony Cummins, Shelley Roper, Sharon McGowan, Brenda Morris and Jonathan Kennedy all competed as part of relay teams.

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Feeliing the hurt: Philip Murphy

 

Other local athletes competing and having superb performances were Kieran Mulligan, Philip Murphy, Brian Thursby-Phelim, Sarah Meehan, Michael Shanley and Jean and Paul McDevitt, some completing all three disciplines while others completed a relay leg.

 

Pride of place must go the Tír Chonaill Athletic Club’s own Tri team, who took a magnificent first team place, with a super swim by Jonathan Kennedy, followed by some aggressive biking from Tony Cummins leaving Shelley Roper to bring the team home with a great 5k run. The second place team was anchored by club athlete Brenda Morris with a 22 min 5k run, after a supercharged bike by Brian Thursby and a great swim by Philip Murphy. The third placed team was also led home by club athlete Sharon McGowan on the run, from Michael Shanley on the bike and Sarah Meehan in the water. Well done all.

Team Tactics; Tony Cummins, Shelly Roper

& Sharon McGowan

 

Canice Nicholas

Canice Nicholas

 

 

Niall Clancy was first club athlete across the line in the individual tri with a superb 83mins on the clock, followed closely by Canice Nicholas with 86 mins showing. Pat McManus with a much improved bike from previous years was followed across the line by a delighted Julia McMullin, who had a super event, and Olivia Murphy who crossed the line with the biggest smile of the day. Congratulations and well done to all.

 

Niall Clancy

Niall Clancy at the finish

 

Pat McManus

Out of the water: Pat McManus

 

Local athlete Pat Tuohy, a founding member of the Mullagh Tri Club, had a superb morning, finishing in second place overall with over 2 minutes of an improvement on last year when he crossed the line in 63 mins. Ballyshannon man Kieran Mulligan was also in fine form just missing out on an individual medal with a fine fourth place, dipping just under the 65 minutes.

 

Tony Cummins

Tony Cummins after the finish

 

Jilia Mullin

Julia McMullin 233