A massive Bualadh Bos to Caitlín Woods – Winner Ireland West Duathlon!March 29, 2017
A massive congratulations to Caitlín Woods who won the Ireland West Duathlon in her age category:
Details of the race:
The Ireland West Duathlon is part of the Duathlon series held in Spring with events around Connacht, the series aims is to help participants to improve their fitness and strength.
The Ireland West Duathlon Series attracted serious interest from fitness groups, sports clubs and the corporate sector for a 5 race series held in various venues around North Galway and Mayo.
Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe are sponsored the series and linked up with Tri Lakes and Cunga Triathlon clubs; while Raceface event’s organizer pulled this series together.
Open to everyone, regardless of fitness ability with experienced Tri-athletes and people new to endurance sports signing up.
Duathlon is a great sport as it involves running and cycling, to be good at it you have to be an all rounder, the crossover in fitness for the likes of Triathlon or Adventure racing is incredible and there are huge gains to be made in other sports as well.
This Series is unique to the West of Ireland and over the Winter/Spring months it will be a great way to keep fit while measuring your progress from event to event, the few weeks between events allows ample time to train on your weak areas so that there is no burnout from over competing.
The Series was spread over 3 months with five dates; each event the distance or terrain gets harder with the aim to build race fitness so that you are at peak performance for the Duathlon National age category Championship in early April or if your motivation is the Triathlon or Adventure race season. The first event was the Land of the Giants Duathlon Claremorris on December 28th, Tri Lakes Knockma, Caherlistrane January 28th, Ballinrobe February 11th, Ashford Cong Duathlon March 4th and finished in Westport on March 25th.
Well done to all the prize winners and the 1000 participants that took part throughout the 5 event series.
Here are all the Lady prize winners:
1st Lorraine Carey Liquid Motion Triathlon Club 2nd Mary Daly MultiSport by Anthony Murray 3rd Jean o Connor Galway Triathlon Club 4th Marie Halpin MultiSport by Anthony Murray 5th Michelle Reynolds Liquid Motion Triathlon Club
Unplaced Over 40
Susanne O’Beirne Lough Key Triathlon Club Carole King Westport Leisure Park Events
Caitlín Woods – Swinford Triathlon Club