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
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!!
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!
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.
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!!
Thanks for the photos and report guys
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy faces on the bike route..
16 Started, 16 Finished. Congrats to you all......so who's for a full Ironman!!