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Results of Lanesborough Triathlon


Split Times Now Added A welcome break from the rain held for the first Lanesborough triathlon
After heavy rain the day and night before participants, spectators and of course the race organiser and stewards heaved a sigh of relief as rain held off until the after the last participant crossed the line.
First past the line were two juniors, John Reidy from Athlone Tri Club in 1:03:50 followed closely by Constantine Doherty in 1:04:20. First woman past the line was Rosemarie Masterson in 1:15:48 with Marie Therese Harte not far behind in 1:16:20.

The inaugural Lanesborough Triathlon was a great success with many local people taking part in their first triathlon and many more who travelled from further afield, competing with more experienced triathletes some of whom have completed nearly all of the 25.5 series since its inception.

This year an overall prize for the full series was presented, and overall male winner was local man Colm Daly, while Galway girl Aoife Sharkey took the overall female prize.

Colm has been a familiar face at all of the 25.5 series triathons, he had the misfortune of having a flat tyre, but returned to transition, repaired it and went back out to complete the course ensuring that he had completed all of this year’s series to win the overall male finisher of the series. The local man received great support from the crowd as he completed the course.

Aoife Sharkey completed the Cope triathon as her first triathlon this year, after availing of the free training group in Salthilll coached by Sebastien Locteau and has gone on to complete the full 25.5 series and is a face I’m sure we’ll see at many triathlons in the future.

The swim course started at the marina in Ballyleague, and competitors swam just under 600m downstream to the transition area in Lanesborough crossing from Co. Roscommon to Co. Longford as they passed the bridge. A big thanks must be said to the local sub aqua club and local scouts and Galway Water Safety for the fantastic support they provided to swimmers on the swim course.

A quick change had to be made to the bike route on Friday evening with thanks to local guard Martina and her colleague Peter a decision was made to change the course to the Strokestown road and make it a simple out and back course. Martina and her colleagues were a great support in the organisation of the race and on the day itself, and she competed herself, winning her age category.

The run course took teh athletes out though a short wooded section and around by the main street of Lanesborough before finishing back under the finish line beside the transition area.

Presentation took place in the Lough Ree Co-op, who through the work of Theresa provided all of the excellent stewards for the day, and it must be said that the stewards on the course were fantastic and extremely supportive of all the athletes.

Theresa and her team of Breda and Shane gave great support providing facilities for the registration before the event and presentation afterwards. Results were slightly out on the day unforunately at the presentation but they have been corrected by the timing company and are attached below. Overall times are provided and splits will follow after they review the video footage of the race. Individual finish times were sent to all competitors.

We hope that everyone enjoyed the event and that I have not left out thanks to anyone who helped on the day, an unseen support was also provided by the people who helped to construct the event, Fran who helped with transition set up and those who constucted the ramp especially for teh day to allow participants exit the water safely. If anyone who helped out has not been mentioned we apologize but know that without the help and support of all involved this event would not have taken place. To all who competed we really hope you enjoyed the event and many thanks for your support.

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Stolen TT Bike – Mullingar 2 day

My 2008 Felt DA TT bike with Zipp disc (with a Zipp tubular tyre) and wireless SRM professional power meter was taken from my 05-G-9515 grey Toyota Landcruiser sometime between 13:30 and 17:00 on Sunday July 11th. I have attached a picture. Its been reported to the Garda in Mullingar.
The jeep was parked in the second row of cars (about 1/2 way down) on the training pitches within the rugby club compound.
There was a Mavic Aksium on the front of the bike with a winter gator skin tyre.
A rear Mavic Aksium (with a gator skin tyre) – with no skewer or cassette – was also taken from the car.
The SRM computer was velcro’ed and cable tied to the TT bar. The cadence magnet was cable tied and velcrowed under the bottom bracket. The SRM was black.
I am appealing to anybody who may have finished racing early and noticed something in the car park. Also if anybody notices this bike for sale on any of the buy and sell sites.
Please contact me –
Eoghan Considine
Galway Bay Cycling Club
086 8235229

Pictures can be seen here