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Murray Slayed the Giants in Claremorris Duathlon


Claremorris hosted one of the biggest ever held Duathlons in the West, with nearly 400 taking part, it was also round one of the Bridge Signs Ireland West Duathlon series. Westport’s Anthony Murray made it two wins in a row at the Land of the Giants Duathlon winning in a course record time of 52:39 minutes for the 5.5k run, 18k cycle and 2k run event, this year he was made work all the way to the line as John Greaney of Team Hurt locker Galway put in a lighting fast final run to come home only 15 seconds back.

 These two had nearly 3minutes on Gerald Troy from Ennis Tri club with Michael Flanagan from Tuam AC a further 90seconds back in 4th place. Both Murray and Greaney coach their own respective teams and the rivalry is bound to continue at round 2 of the series at Knockma Carlistraine on January 28th
In the Ladies section Ballina sensation Lorraine Carey kept up consistent form by winning comfortable in 58:35 nearly six minutes ahead of the next woman home Jean O Connor from Trisport Spiddel and the evergreen Mary Daly of Westport but a native of Hollymount coming home in third.
With nearly 40% of the field over 40years of age, the category prizes have become extremely hard to win, the winner of the O40 male prize was in 6th overall, Kilian Dooley from Galway. In the ladies Martina Mc Intyre of team Hurt locker won her Over 40 category.

The huge numbers competing raved on about the beautifully layed out Mc Mahon Park with the Gigantic movie like themes such as the Giant Door, chair, keys, Glasses, set squares and lego Dinosaur. Families brought their kids and they had great fun feeding the ducks at the easily accessible Clare lake. Next year promises to be bigger so pencil in the date once it is released.

Full results HERE

Overall Male

1st Anthony Murray Multisport AM Westport 52:39

2nd John Greaney Hurt Locker Galway 52:54

3rd Gerald Troy Ennis Tri 55:48

Junior Odhran Mc Carney Westport CC

Over 40 Kilian Dooley Galway

Over 50 Martin Kinneavy Western Lakes CC

Over 60 John Jennings Manulla


Overall female

1st Lorraine Carey Liquid motion Tri Ballina 58:35

2nd Jean O Connor Trisport Spiddel 1:04:55

3rd Mary Daly Team Multisport AM Westport 1:05:22

Junior Fiona Molloy Tipperary

Over 40 Martina Mc Intyre Team Hurt locker Galway

Over 50 Breda Doyle O Hora Moy Valley

Relay teams

1st David Marrey & John Conroy Marrey bikes Ballinrobe

2nd Colm Keane & Aidan Collins Team Hurt locker Galway

3rd John Reilly & David Connolly Hollymount Wheelers