TRIATHLON FOR ALL AGES
The Aon Triathlon Loughrea saw athletes from the age of six up enjoy swimming, biking and running around Loughrea Lake.
In the morning, over 200 kids from the age of six upwards took part in the National Youth Festival. With race distances varying depending on the age group, a huge amount of fun was had. Anyone looking to improve their bike mount/dismount skills can certainly learn a thing or two from the juniors!
WOODS WINS AGAIN
Following her win at iTri Ennis two weeks ago, Becky Woods topped the podium at the Aon Triathlon Loughrea this afternoon.
Having pushed hard on the second half of the run when unsure of the gap behind to Jennifer O’Sullivan, Becky summed up the sport perfectly when speaking after the race;
“Sometimes that’s what triathlon’s about – ‘Go until you can’t go anymore’!”
Becky next races at the Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon in a couple of weeks.
Jennifer O’Sullivan from Belpark Triathlon Club was thrilled with her second place today, her first BMW Triathlon National Series podium;
“The swim was tough, the bike was so much fun – a real biker’s bike course.”
Third place in the women’s race today went to fifteen year old Amelia Tyler. Overtaking Vanessa Fenton and then third placed Emma Boyle in the last kilometre, Amelia increased her pace to run away from the other two, finishing comfortably in one of her first sprint distance triathlons.
AARON DOHERTY WINS THE MEN’S RACE
In a repeat of both the women’s and the men’s race winners at iTriEnnis, Aaron Doherty won the men’s race today. Putting in his typically strong bike split, Aaron had overtaken juniors Sabian Kulczynski and Ralf Bodamer by the midpoint of the bike course. Holding this lead on the run, this is Aaron’s fourth win of this year’s BMW Triathlon National Series.
Niall Cornyn finished second in today’s race, overtaking junior Sabian Kulczynski on the bike course. The pair held these positions on the run to complete the podium.