Lough Key Tri Club March/April 2016
Registration for all who entered online is upstairs in Aura Leisure Centre from 8.30 to 9.30 am
No Entries on the day...must have done so online
Get your t-shirt, race number and swim wave..
After you Register head out to the friendly Transition staff who will check your bike brakes and tyres and ensure you have a helmet.
Set up your bike, runners etc in a tidy fashion allowing room for other compeditiors
Bike location is up to you so arrive early if you have a place in mind!
Transition closes at 9.45
Race briefing then by the Race director on safety and rules
Butterflies will now begin to appear!!
It begins!! Swim is 10 lengths with 5 people per lane.
Counters at the end of each lane will inform you when you have 2 lengths left
Jump up out of the pool and then WALK out the door as directed.
Out to your bike and helmet MUST be on before touching your bike
Mount your bike and away for the 13 km cycle
Roads are open so be careful but lots of stewards to guide you around the course
Upon returning to transition area, rack your bike and then remove your helmet!
Run out of transition as directed and then out for 4km on mostly flat paths
"Jelly Legs" at the beginning of this run is common for everyone but it will pass!
We will have loads of friendly stewards there to help on the morning
Listen to their instructions especially on the bike route as they are there for your safety
Our resident in house DJ will be keeping all entertained throughout the day!
DJ "Ironman Holmes" will provide the soundtrack to your first triathlon!
If you see this guy give a wave and a smile!
Mark will be recording you all on video and in photos so try and make it look easy!
A wonderful sight, the finish line to your first triathlon
Congrats and welcome to the wonderful and addictive world of triathlon!
Some people will bring home prizes on the day but everyone will be a winner................
March Race Reports
Well done to to Siobhan, Michelle and Tojo who all travelled the considerable distance to the picturesque town of Cong for the Ashford Duathlon. Siobhan continued her fantastic form with a third place finish with Michelle 5th just a few minutes behind. Tojo came in just a few seconds behind Siobhan to finish 18th overall. Congrats to all three and full results below:
Cara Bundoran Challenge
Race Report: Two happy men after completing the Cara Bundoran 10 Mile Challenge in Donegal. We had Fergal, Liam and Nigel compete in this scenic but tough event and well done to you all. Fergal was first home in 68 minutes with the two lads not far behind in 79 mins. Great preparation for the half Ironman in June.
Cara Bundoran Challenge TT
Race Report: Well done to Mark and Dympna who took part in the final event of the Cara Bundoran Challenge, the 22km time trial. Mark posted 33.46 with Dympna not far behind in 34.21..Mark finishing 9th Male and Dympna 4th female...some great photos below thanks to Msc Tri. As you can see Mark was working hard to stay ahead, so hard in fact the ambulance stayed close!!!
Mullingar Half Marathon
Race Report: Congrats to Alice and Helen G who took on the tough task on St Patricks day of completing the Mullingar Half Marathon. On what was a beautiful morning for this well attending event both ladies put in great performances . Well done to ye both.
Race Report: Yet more great running done by Michelle Lannon on St Patrick's Day in the Tubbercurry 10k. Michelle is in fantastic form and all her hard work and dedication is really paying off. A fantastic time of 38.42 brought her to 2nd placed female
Good Friday Training Day
We had a wonderful turnout for our annual Good friday training day. With 28 members in the pool and many more joining in the the cycle and run. It was great to see so many bikes leaving Aura that morning. Many of us enjoyed the spin on Moon River later that day where re-hydration was the main aim!! Thanks again to Kenny and Siobhan for providing this for us.