Letterkenny 24/7 junior members do well in Derry event


Letterkenny 24/7 junior members do well in Derry event

There were a lot of triathlon events held last week but the main triathlon races were in Portrush and Derry.

In Portrush in the Olympic distance race Paul Doherty had the misfortune of getting a puncture so missed out on a good preparatory race for the upcoming half ironman race in Galway.

Some junior members took part in the junior Firmus triathlon in Derry on Sunday. Billy Black and Ella Black performed well especially after competing the previous day in The Mulroy bay adventure race (kids section)

Gavin Crawford won the Defence Forces national triathlon in Mullingar and is off this week to Holland to represent Ireland in the European military triathlon championships.

Danny Mooney had a great run in the Ramelton 5K last Wednesday night and broke the course record with a remarkable time of 14.37

Sean McFadden, after competing well in Ras Dhun na nGall, won the 25 mile time trial organized by Strabane Lifford cycling club held at Manorcunningham. He turned up the following day and raced the Ballyraine NS 5k and won that as well.

The Mulroy Bay Adventure race held on Saturday had some podium places. Sharon Black was third woman in the longer race, her daughter Kate was first in the juvenile race with Billy Black third in his age category and Ella Black first in her age category. Mark Hunter just missed out on a podium place on the shorter race

Anne Robinson was third woman overall in the shorter race with Louise Alcorn on something of a roll, third in her age category.

In Rosses Point on Saturday Karen Crawford was second female in a time of 22.32 in the 1,500m swim .