Athlete round up
It has been a few weeks of top competition, a few weeks where major targets dates have come and goals achieved.
3rd place in the European age-group championships, too many smile filled words to write about the result. Chapeau Bas
Kilkee is a Triathlete’s Mecca when it comes to goals and aspirations. Congratulations to all who took part.
Gotri Athletes from a number of different clubs took to the windy waters, wet bike and steep slopes of hell with nearly all making huge time gains in the not so glorious conditions, testament to the efforts put into training over the last number of months.
The Roll call
David came home in fourth place overall in his first ever Kilkee. a massive result. David had 4 great races within one big race, a good swim, bike and run with really good transitions. Cheered on all the way by his ever supporting team and girlfriend Eva, he had time to smile and Hi five the crowd on the home straight.
The white African made his return to racing after a long lay off with injury. The splits are not great but the smiles from the great man, being able to race again after such a long lay off, was great to see from a coaches point of view.
Mike o Grady
Mike had a good race to equal his time from last year. The NCW west man had an event filled morning getting to the race and just managed to make the start line. a huge run pb of over 4mins on the Dunlicky course. Well done
Another year, another personal best. Finally found it within him to push on during the flat run course, taking over 5mins off last year’s time. Well done
The Tri Couple
Another year another tick, The Husband with a great swim, the wife with a great bike, them both with a great run. Them both with a smile at the finish line.
A man who has come a long way, this time last year Liam was not able to swim, had a huge fear of open water, he took on the big bay swim, this year he conquered hell and had dinner with the devil at the finish line.
Expect some big age-group results from this man later on in the season.
The Monday night training crew
Wow, well done to you all, for some of you, getting out of the water in Kilkee was an amazing achievement, for others completing the windy hell was a life time goal. Thank you all for your commitment, i hope you celebrated in style but I expect to see you back this Monday at 6 🙂
The Shannon Masters Swimming Club Bunch
Some great swim times, 3 mornings a week and 1 evening session a week you came , you saw, you conquered, well done but I think you all swam within yourselves 🙂 great times well done
The Ennis Tri Club Track athletes
A great comment came at the 3km mark from a gentleman who had been missing for a few weeks “i now understand what you meant, and sorry I’ll be back” well done to you all and a special mention to Alison and Enya ,great determination well done
The Limerick tri Gang
Year on year you outshine yourselves, too many words to say, ill chat to you all soon.
The cheating triathlete 🙂 great swim and a good run. keep the fire burning.