Lough Key Triathlon Club June/July Newsletter

Welcome to the June/July newsletter for Lough Key Triathlon club. I probably say this every month but undoubtedly this was the busiest month of the year so far with members competing both at home and abroad in various races and events. In fact keeping on top of all the events the Lough Key colours appear in is a challenge in its self!

Congratulations especially this month to Tojo on some outstanding performances in a few world Paratriathlon events and to our 16 members who conquered the half ironman distance in Galway.

Within the club this month seen the second of our three major events with the Aquathon in Lough Key. Well done again to Finbarr and everyone who helped make this event run so smoothly. Also its only two short months to our big event of the year with the sprint triathlon on the 4th of September so keep spreading the word!!

Important Dates For Your Diary

July 16th Two Provinces Sprint Triathlon (Club Race of the Year) // September 4th Lough Key Triathlon

Race Reports

June Bank Holiday Weekend

Massive congrats to Tojo who earned a magnificent bronze medal at the Strathclyde World Paratriathlon event. Congrats from us all.. Results:

Then Lisa Anderson had a fantastic swim down in Sligo at the first race of the Metalman series. Lisa was second lady home and all done without a wetsuit...

Thanks and well done to Bernie, Ian, Nicky and Aishling who represented us in the Carrick Carnival fittest club event which was part of the Carrick Carnival. Well done to all!!

Athlone Aquathon

Lisa and Mark Waters travelled to Athlone for their aquathon and once again Lisa had a fantastic performance finishing second lady home and then only a few days later Lisa took part in the Metalman swim race in Sligo finishing with another second place performance.

Longford Tarmonator Triathlon

Great work up the road in Tarmonbarry where Martin, Martina, Helen and Conor did great in the Longford Tri. This same week we had Paul Little and Dee Hickson taking home first places in a local 10k in Jamestown and also Caroline and Fionnuala braving the 200k Wicklow cycle.. well done everyone!

Midland Aquathon

Race 3 of the Midlands Aquathon series. Well done to the 6 ladies who took part with Lisa leading them home on what I believe was a nice evening in a stunning location.

Leeds World Triathlon

Donal and Kevin headed over to Leeds in early June for the WTS race. They entered the Triathlon England Aquathon consisting of a 750m swim followed by a 5k run. Both lads did great with the Lough Key colours in full view! Then on Sunday the watched the Brownlee's and our own Aileen Reid power around the WTS course and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. In fact they highly recommend it as a club event next year so buy your sterling when its good!!

The guys race started from the blue pontoon also, a fantastic experience
Action from the swim
Top of the podium as always for Kevin

Thanks for the photos and report guys

Aileen Reid, finished 17 and heading for the Olympics thrilled to bump into Donal!
Andrea Hewitt, ranked 2nd in the world, delighted to meet Donal

Open Water Swim Race Lough Key

Well done to Lisa and Dympna who took on both the 750m and 1500m open water swim events out in Lough Key on the 18th.

Tri an Mhi

In Collinstown at the Tri an Mhi Olympic event we were well represented by Mark Butler, Helen McHenry and Stephan Murtagh...Well done all with results here

Besancon World Paratriathlon

Massive congrats to Tojo Lazzari who won his PT3 category in the Besancon World paratriathlon event in France this month, taking Ireland's second gold medal of the weekend.

Lanesborough Aquathon

We had a nice crew up in Lanesborough for the penultimate race in the Midland Aquathon series. The swim was challenging to say the least with the wind causing very choppy conditions and blinding sun making sighting difficult. However everybody done super with Lisa once again leading home the crew. Massive congrats to Heather Maxwell who picked up what I'm sure will be the first of many podium finishes so congrats to her.

Aquathon 2016

We held the fifth and final race in the Midland aquathon series in a dry if overcast Lough Key Forest Park. Thanks to everyone from around the region for travelling to Lough Key for our event. Also well done also to race director Finbarr and the entire club members who all helped out in both preparing the venue and marshalling during the race.

The extremes some members go to for our club!!

Special Feature: Challenge Galway 2016

Challenge Galway 2016

On the 26th of June sixteen members of Lough Key Tri Club headed to Galway for the half Ironman event at Challange Galway. This involved swimming 1900 meters, cycling 90km, running a half marathon and looking good for hundreds of photos!! These 15 Supermen and 1 Wonder Woman are all superheroes and an inspiration to us all and its congratulations from all in the club to you.

It started with a text...!!
Nerves or maybe just steely determination...!!
Andy delighted with his pink hat!

Happy faces on the bike route..

Nigel loving it!
Always smiling!
Official Results
Celebrations begin!
Conor wonders how his pint went so quick!!
So so close to the 24 hours awake...!!

16 Started, 16 Finished. Congrats to you all......so who's for a full Ironman!!

Race Calendar

Club race of the year!!
Organised by our own John Creegan






  • Monday: Cycle at 7.30 from Esquires. Easy 90 mins
  • Tuesday: Run @ 6.45am from Aura / Run Training with Graham @ 6.30pm from Aura
  • Wednesday: Short cycle with either a TT or hills in Boyle or Aquathon
  • Thursday: Run 6.45am from aura/ Run training with Graham @ 6.30pm from Aura
  • Friday: Proposed easy run in Lough Key
  • Saturday: Club cycle from Esquires 7.30am
  • Sunday: Easy run in Forest park and a swim @10.30
As always the best way to stay in contact about training is through the Whatsapp group, just let us know if you would like to be added to this text...................

Sponsor of the month

Contact...Please feel free to contact us at any stage with suggestions, ideas or observations on any aspect of the promotion of the club. I can add articles, photos, race reports and training plans to the newsletter each month along with updating the Facebook page as soon as information is available. Together we can always ensure each member and as many non members as possible know what is happening in our club.

Ashley Molloy (Pro) 086 8296876/ ashleytmolloy@hotmail.com


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