A bigger course for a bigger crowd. This weeks course involved the “sneaky hill” and a 750m swim course


We had 4 waves by ability this week separated by time handicaps

1@0, 2@5mins, 3@7:30mins, 4@8:30 mins, and we think the time gaps were more or less perfect to give everyone a fair chance at overall glory on the night.

The weather gods did not smile as favourably as night one but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the juniors and a great little finishing tent provided by Ulac meant all could watch in comfort …… as always a huge thank you to the staff at Ulac for all the support, kayaks, emt, safety officer, and the friendly smiles of Mike and Andree 🙂

The splash and dashers along with the short swim/1.5k runners set off first

The seriousness amongst the short swim crew was mixed the screaming commotion of the splashers and dashers, Ray Hickey screaming loudest amongst this new gymnastic form of swim/dive/splash/run/granny crawl stroke and the young ones made 3 laps of the inner pool

Out in the lake the youths were busy learning the secret art of WWF swimming with the re-emergence of the bushwhacker twins with Luke Lucky O Niell way out front

Out of the splashers and dashers we had a young lady called Zoë first out and home – doing the short run and then we had Darragh Dasher Hickey leading the long run home for the wins. huge potential superstars

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Oisin O Donoghue screamed home by Mammy came home first boy in the splash and dash short run… gaining more and more confidence each week, he will be beating mammy in the years to come

Luke Lucky O Niell’s fast feet carried him over the run course and the sneaky hill in no time….. maybe we need to let this man race the big boys next week, scare them to real training maybe?

1. Luke O Niell – short swim/lrun 10.55

2. Darragh O Niell 13.01

3. Jamie Kelly 13.20

4. Roisin Allen 15.37

5.Jake Mcmahon 18.10

well done to all – next week we will stagger the swim starts for the youths 🙂 it will make it a time trial of truth, so train hard over the weekend and rest up for the final night

Splashers and Dashers table

1. Zoe Roche splash/short run 6.23

2. Oisin O Donoghue 6.49

3.Darragh Hickey – splash/longrun 8.08

4.Ronan Crowe 8.15

5.Laura Bracken 9.02

6. Ruthie Hickey run only 6.10

well done to all – I think we may ask a senor athlete to come along a give a swim demo for some of the splashers next week to get them started on the winter training 🙂

On to the main event 750/3km run

It was a close affair on the night with victory being chased all the way to the last 100m on the run….. well done to all

Des O Donnell from Killaloe Club Boru came home to win on the night, Des had a great swim and looked very comfortable on the run course. The chase was on though ….

Top 3 Males

1. Des O Donnell

2 Paddy Patrick Quinn

3 Ross Higgins


First female on the night was a close call with all finishing within a whisker of each other….. it made for great racing, from a viewing point

Top 3 females

1.Majella Scanlon

2 Maebdh Hurst

3 Lisa Purtil of the O Niells

click into the pdf here and check out all the great results Link  aquathon Results night 2

Super Junior on the night was Young Speedy Elaine Yellverton of LTC – who took on the fast group and had a great race well done!!!! keep up the great work

for all those who want to check how they faired against those in the groups they where assigned here you go

results by groups night2

Thank you to all who took on the session 🙂 next week run swim run — the wetsuit challenge 🙂

Aquathon training series night 2

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