13 club members travelled to Limerick on Sunday April 28 for the Joey Hannon triathlon. Over 600 competitors travelled the length and breadth of the country to participate in both the sprint and Olympic distances.
The sprint consisted of a 750m swim, 20km bike, followed by a 5km run. Clare Devitt won the senior lady cat in the sprint race. Well done to Clare on being the first club member to win a triathlon. Hopefully the first of many.
The first first man home for the club in a time of 1hr 13mins was Denis Cremmins, . Next up we had the big man Paddy O Callahan showing good form at 1hr 18mins, Stephan Ryan 1hr 18mins, Martina Byrnes 1hr 20mins and first in her age category, Richie English 1hr 22mins, and Mary Ryan 1hr 28mins.
The Olympic distance consisted of a 1500m swim, 40km bike and a 10km run. First man home for the club and having a great day out was young Brian Devitt in a time of 2hr 12 mins, Tommy Byrnes, 2hr 14mins, Liam Butler who won his age category in 2hr 16mins, Noel Ryan 2hr 21mins, and Keith Kelly 2hr 27mins. Also well done to local lad, Limerick Tri club member and son of Liam Butler, Graham Butler who did 2:12 and had a great sprint finish with Brian Devitt and coming out on top. Well done to everyone involved a great day out for the club
A great turn out of 250 athletes turned out for the first pool TRI of the season. We had 10 club members racing.
Brian Devitt led the boys home in a time of 1:10, Closely followed by Tommy Byrnes 1:10 and Liam Butler 1:13 also giving him first in his age cat, Dennis Cremmins 1:18, Stephan Ryan 1:22, Paddy O Callaghan 1:24, Richie English 1:28.
Clare Devitt led the ladys home in a time of 1:15 followed by Martina Byrnes in a time of 1:28 and Mary Ryan 1:34. Local Lad Graham Butler of the limerick tri club had a great day with a time of 1:09. All members who travelled reported a great well organised day.
Full results can be accessed from the link below
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Rory Devitt led the club home with a time of 1:04:45, Noel Ryan only seconds behind with a time of 1:04:48, Rory coming 9th and Noel coming 10th. Tommy Byrnes put in a 1:05:50, Keith Kelly 1:10:10, Denis Cremmins 1:17:52. Clare Devitt was the only lady representing the club with a time of 1:15:18. Great to see so many club members racing triathlon. Well done to Rory and Noel with their top ten finishes.
We had 3 club members racing the grueling hell of the west this year. It is called the Hell of the west for a number of reasons,
1: The swim is on the west coast meaning you will experience very choppy sea conditions making sighting challenging and you will get bashed around a little bit. Also this year the swim was 1.9k which is the distance of a half iron swim.
2: The bike is 44k rather than the standard 40k, the roads are hilly, windy and rough.
3: To add insult to injury the run is also a sufferfest. The first 5k is more or less up the side of a cliff and into the wind.
Other than that tough it is enjoyable :-), Tommy Byrnes led the club home with a time of 2:35:06 with a tremendous bike split of 1:13:56. Brian Devitt was second home for the club 25 seconds behind Tommy with a time of 2:35:31. Keith kelly was the third lunatic to complete this sufferfest with a time of 2:49:00. All three lads had a great day out and will be going again next year.
It was a fantastic day for the club in the sprint triathlon in Monkstown today. Rory Devitt came 8th overall and 3rd in the 20-35 category with a superb time of 1:10.
In the ladies event all eyes were on the former Olympic medallist Sonia O Sullivan. Clare exited the water in front of Sonia but it didn’t take long for Sonia to fight her way to the front of the ladies race on the bike and passed Clare on the way. However Clare showed her customary tenacity and fighting spirit by re-passing Sonia on the bike and taking the race to her. The two ladies fought all the way around the challenging bike course passing each other 3 times. When it came to the run as you would expect O’ Sullivan excelled but so did Tipp Tri Clubs Clare, only losing a minute to the former Olympian and coming 3rd overall one place behind Sonia. Clare also came 2nd in the 20-35 category. Jayne O Conner was also racing for the club and put in a fine performance with a solid time of 1:30.
Another great day for the club and well done to all involved
On July 23 and 24 the Humbert sprint and half iron man triathlons took place with the club represented by Clare Devitt in the Sprint race coming home as the 5th lady with time of 1:17:56 , The club was represented by Rory and Brian Devitt in the Half ironman on the Sunday. Rory leading the club home in 17th place with a time of 5:00:18 seconds and Brian coming 20th in a time of 5:02:10.
On Saturday July 16, 2011 both Ruaidhri and Claire Devitt travelled to Clonea for a sprint distance triathlon. Ruaidhri had a good day finishing in 10th position with a time of 1:04:41 and claire finished 8th lady with a time of 1:19:06. Claire also finished 4th Lady in the Canon hayes 10k the night before with a time of 46:56.