Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club

Danny Mooney in top form

Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club

On a busy weekend of racing Danny Mooney making his competitive debut in triathlons made a statement of intent finishing 7th in the LIam Ball Triathlon held in Derry.

He then made the journey to Letterkenny and finished second in the North west 10k. Triona Mc Menamin finished second female in Derry and there were good performances from Colm Corcoran, Evelyn Boyle and Seamus Morrison who made his sprint triathlon debut.

The North west 10K saw a big turnout from the club with some PB’s and good form being shown by all.

Gavin Crawford was next best member behind Danny Mooney finishing 9th followed closely by Adam Speer and Paul Doherty. A number of members had biked in the morning as a warm up. Jason Black made a good return to running after his Italian endeavors.

Aidan Callaghan made the long trek to France to take part in a half iron man. It was a competitive field and racing with professional triathletes he finished 10th in his age group and 78th overall in one of the main European events this year . It was disappointing for Aidan in that the swim was cancelled because of water temperature and he has ran better but he biked well.

John Conaghan who was in Lanzarote took part in an Olympic triathlon and in very windy conditions finished in a time of 2 hours thirty taking second in his age group in a field of five hundred with twenty professionals taking part.

The National Duathlon series is coming to an end with the provisional rankings showing the three qualifying members ranked well. Pride of place goes to Gavin Crawford ranked 3rd nationally in his age group and 17th overall. Jonathan Edwards is ranked 13th in his age group and 44th overall. Cathal Roarty is ranked 67th overall and 4th in his age group.

On the cycling front Eugene mcGettigan raced well in the 60 mile road race in Clogher Valley. Quite a few members also took in the Tour of Sligo Sportive with pride of place going to Graham Parker who completed the 160k route.

The club wishes the Majorca bound half iron man participants well as they prepare to race next week. The club Chairman. Nick Fowell, has taken the precaution of bringing the club treasurer, Colin Dean, with him to prevent a coup d'etat, along with Patrick Mc Nulty. Johnny Duffy and Liam Tinney.

The club is selling safety swim buoys at a subsidized price as we prepare to return to open water swimming.

Club training continues as follows

Tuesday Track 19.50 Aura

Wednesday Swim Aura 20.00

Thursday Brick session 18.30 Foxhall

Saturday Cycle 8.00 Aura

Sunday Beginners cycle 8.00 Aura

Membership details are available on Triathlon Ireland.com and further information on letterkenny247.com

Results

Liam Ball sprint Triathlon

Danny Mooney 7th 1.04.25

Triona McMenamin 34th 1.11.51

Clara Quigley 55th 1.16.19

Colm Corcoran 85th 1.20.19

Evwklyn Boyle 99th 1.23.14

Seamus Morrisson 121st 1.26.31

North West 10 K

Danny Mooney 2nd 33.27

Gavin Crawford 9th 34.44

Adam Speer 24th 36.16

Paul doherty 33rd 37.28

Paul Dillon 54th 38.53

Michael Black 68th 39.35

Jason King 70th 39.37

John Daly 84th 39.55

Paul Cullen 97th 40.44

David Harvey 43.07

Jason Black 155th 43.10

Pat Brady 187th 44.22

Niall mulrine 193rd 44.27

Conor Faul 197th 44.33

Liam Tinney 199th 44.37

Killian Nulty 229th 45.22

Natasha Kelly 235th 45.45

Keith Fletcher 250th 46.06

Sharon Black 256th 46.06

Jack Brennan 265th 46.22

Ita McGettigan 269th 46.33

John Cannon 312th 47.35

Fin Begley 314th 47.36

Philip Robinson 346th 48.04

Martin Robinson 377th 48.49

Patrick McNulty 394th 49.12

Aidan Mc Fadden 395th 49.12

Louise McKeague 406th 49.40

Padraic Mitchell 494th 52.03

Raj Mehan 520th 52.32

Sean Mc Auliffe 591th 54.30

Cathy harvey 600th 54.32

Stephanie Dunleavey 658th 56.24

labhaoise maguire 659th 56.24

Fiona Temple 789th 60.23