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Cycling with SEAN KELLY in Mallorca

 
                                                                            
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20th Dec     Merry Xmas
 
 
29th Sept    The Top 20 Rules for Faster Triathlon Swimming
 
 26th Sept    Fast For Less: Three Affordable Tri Bikes     
 
                               Whitehead Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Sat 22nd Sept 3pm.
                  
 
 
 
 
23rd Sept  Whitehead Triathlon & Duathlon Sat 22nd  
  
Some very close racing in all categories with the first three men all race winners this year coming together during the coastal run. Former Junior International Rhodri Jones Triangle managed to hold of Dessie Duffy Muckno Tri by 1 second with Wayne Morrow only a few seconds back.
Another top Triangle triathlete Alison Rankin passed regular podium girl Clare Scott, Peninsula tri around halfway on the run with Julie Stewart, Real Triathlon 3rd.
Stuart Bennet Phoenix Cycle Club won the duathlon option which started at the same time with a 3.2km run
from Bert Shaw and Paul hutchinson both Larne AC
Triathlon
1st Rhodri Jones,  Triangle,  2nd Dessie Duffy Muckno tri,     3rd Wayne Morrow, Glenarm
1st Alison Rankin, Triangle   2nd Claire Scott, Peninsula tri,   3rd Julie Stewart, Real Triathlon
Duathlon
1st Stuart Bennet, Phoenix Cycling Club, 2nd Bert Shaw,Larne AC, 3rd Paul Hutchinson, Larne AC
 
 

1 whitehead

 
Female Under 35
1st   Genevieve McCallum Peninsula tri
2nd  Carrie Cummins Wheelworx Tri Dublin
3rd   Paula McCaughan Larne
Female 35-45
1st   Helen Kerr Peninsula
2nd  Katie O'Neill
3rd   Roisin McGivern Newry Tri
Male Under under 35
1st   Richard McCullough North Down Cycle Club
2nd  Greg Foster
3rd  Dan Spencer Larne AC
Male 35-45                                               
1st  Mark Diamond Hi Elbow
2nd Bryce Irvine Hi Elbow
3rd  Malcolm Robinson Glenarm
Male 45-55
1st    Ian Steele
2nd   Ian Crowe Team 1
3rd   Gerard McGuckin QUB Tri
1st  Relay team led by Ken Tweddie Coleraine Team Slow
 
     Whitehead  Bay             
Whitehead Run
 Whitehead Run
 
 
13th Sept  Fueling During Endurance Sports
 
10th Sept  Sebastian Kienle takes the win at 70.3 Vegas Ironman World Championship
 
5th Sept    Racing Weight: The 8% Rule
 
27th Aug   Long Run Training
                                     The ITU - Olympic disruption
 
24th Aug      "Cycling holidays with Sean Kelly in Mallorca and Europe"
                            http://www.sportactive.net/
                          
 
23rd Aug     Timo Bracht training
                             A Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil may protect your bones
                            http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-08-mediterranean-diet-rich-olive-oil.html

16th Aug     Conquer Your Swim Weaknesses

 
 
12th Aug    Alistair Duffield wins the Portaferry Triathlon for the 3rd time in a row from Neil Kelly Drogheda Triathlon & Wayne Morrow, Glenarm.
Trudy Brown also won the female event from Adele Neill, Larne AC and Claire Scott, Peninsula
Peninsula also won the relay prize with Julie Anne Lewis & Chris Spears.

portaferry results


Age group results
1st       Lynda Gawley              Peninsula Triathlon
2nd      Genevive McCallum    Peninsula Triathlon
3rd       Natalie Davidson       

1st       Orla McElroy
2nd      Teresa Fearon
Male under 30
 1st        Eion Lennon              Olympian Triathlon
2nd       Mike Miillar                McConvey Cycles
3rd        Carl Wright                Hi Elbow
Male 30-45
1st        Peter Morrison         
2nd       Philip Castles            Tuna Triathlon
3rd        Stephen Guy             Tuna Triathlon
 Male      Over 45
1st       Ian Steele                 
2nd     Keiran Trainor
3rd      Roger Boyd
4th      Ian Crowe
 
1st Duathlon  Tony Boylan Slane Cycles
 
 
                                     Portaferry Triathlon Sponsor   Food, Drink and Accomodation   
                                                       http://www.fiddlersgreenportaferry.com/
 
                                                  Portaferry 2012 by Peter Murhly
1st Aug       Where is the value in Carbon wheels.
                   http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2012/08/where-is-the-value-in-a-carbon-wheelset/
                  
30th July     Olympic venue updates
 
29th July     How To Ride In The Wind
 
27th July     Mid-Season Fixes For Common Triathlon Problems
 
23rd July     Halksworth and Mullan, Ireland win Ironman UK
 
20th July     10 Ironman Triathlons in 10days
 
19th July     The Three Golden Rules of Recovery
 
18th July     Achieving Optimal Power Through Your Bike Fit Part 2: Cleat Position    http://www.cycleops.com/en/training/training-resources/380-achieving-optimal-power-through-your-bike-fit-part-2-cleat-position.html              
 
17th July     Lance Armstrong - please return your seats to their upright position..
 
15th July     Swim Focus: A Better Way To Breathe
  
14th July     Strangford Triathlon, Duathlon £25 , Aquathon & Swim only £15 Entry via home page.
 
11th July    Your Bike Race-Ready Checklist

Glenarm


9th July     Tour de France stage video insight with Chris Horner.
                  http://bcove.me/ztc0rd29
 
8th July     Running Cadence
 
7th July     Is Your Running Plan Appropriate for You?
 
4th July     Should You Be Doing Hard Run Strength Training?
 
2nd July    Faris Al Sultan wins Ironman Austria
 
30th June  Bike hydration
                  http://www.everymantri.com/everyman_triathlon/2012/06/how-to-best-configure-your-triathlon-bikes-hydration-setup-for-racing.html
                 
25th June  Ironman Austria preview
22nd June The Nike Turbospeed Track Suit: Technological doping or marketing games?
                  http://www.sportsscientists.com/2012/06/olympic-buzz-nikes-super-fast-clothes.htm      
13th June   The art of peaking
 
12th June   Escape from Alcatraz photos
                   http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/06/photos/photos-2012-escape-from-alcatraz_55126

 
10th June  Potts, Cave Take Top Spots At Escape From Alcatraz. Swim similar to Portaferry but easier though colder
                    http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/06/news/potts-cave-take-top-spots-at-escape-from-alcatraz_55120

9th June    Camlough Crooked Lake Sprint Triathlon 
                    http://www.irishtriathlon.com/index.php/2012/06/camlough-crooked-lake-sprint-triathlon-armagh/

7th June    How To Tap Into Fat For Your Fuel
 
5th June    Where Does Passion Come From?
                        

4th June    Cycling Nutrition ? Coca Cola
 
3rd June      Armstrong backs up at 70.3 Honu, Hawaii
                   http://www.firstoffthebike.com/races/2874-armstrong-backs-up-at-703-honu
2nd June     trilimits  results
                    http://www.irishtriathlon.com/index.php/2012/06/trilimits-sprint-123-triathlon-dungannon/
                    http://www.irishtriathlon.com/index.php/2012/06/trilimits-half-iron-dungannon/                

30th May     How To Improve Your Lactate Clearance Rate
 
29th May     3D Calf and Soleus Stretches
 
28th May     The Science Behind Lactate Threshold Testing
 
27th May     Galway Triathlon results   
                   
26th May     Insights into Great Running Posture
 
25th May     Fast on a budget
 
24th May     Usain Bolt Running Form: Sprinting & Easy Running
 
23rd May     Running injuries avoid them
                    http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2012/05/22/the-five-most-common-running-injuries-2/
                  
22nd May     Powertap wheel test
 
21st May      70.3 Austria Emiear Mullan 9th
                    
                     Mr Armstrong wins his first 70.3 half ironman
 
19th May     Bryan McCrystal 9th at Europes hardest Ironman ?
                     http://beyondgoinglong.co.uk/?p=729
 
16th May     Specialized trivent shoes update
 
12th May     Ironman Mallorca 70.3 Donal Mahon and Trudy Brown both qualify for world Championships in Las Vegas Sept 2012
 
8th May       Ironman Mallorca 70.3 12th May 2012
                    http://ironmanmallorca.com/
 
7th May       Tough, Tough Day in St. Croix
 
4th May       The 2012 Cycling Tour Of The Glens Sunday 6th May 100 or 200km
                    http://www.touroftheglens.com/
 
3rd May       11 Ways to Achieve a Healthier Life
                    http://www.livestrong.com/blog/11-ways-to-achieve-a-healthier-life/? utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=050212
 
2nd May      70.3 Ironman no 3 for Lance Armstrong at St Croix
 
1st May        Pre ride bike check
 
30th Apr       ETU Duathlon Championship  results
 
28th Apr       Beware The Weekend Binge
                     
 
25th Apr       Portaferry Triathlon 10am 12th August 50 early entries@ £30 normal price £40 link on home page
                     Ulster Cancer Foundation charity entry for fundraisers who raise £100 is  £15.


20th Apr      
Running faster secrets
                     http://m.triradar.com/2012/04/13/three-secrets-to-running-faster/

18th Apr       Lance to Race St. Croix 70.3
                     http://www.xtri.com/features/detail/284-itemId.511713900.html

15th Apr       Tristar Mallorca 111 results Mullan wins again Trudy Brown 6th Bryan McCrystal 9th
                     Kerry Spears Peninsula 2nd overall in 555 event.
                     http://star-events.cc/site/en/tristar-mallorca/results

12th Apr       Ironman marathon analysis
                     http://www.firstoffthebike.com/tri101/2750-ironman-marathon-analysis

9th Apr.        
Tyre choices 
                     http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Things_that_Roll/Tires/Fast_Tires_for_2012_-_1_2684.html

8th Apr.        building strength and stability
                     http://lavamagazine.com/training/building-foundational-strength-and-stability/#axzz1raBXbiSv
                     

30th Mar      Running myths ?
                             http://m.active.com/women/Articles/6-Running-Myth-Busters.htm?cmp=17-2-2307
 
29th Mar      How To Avoid A Spring Injury
 
28th Mar      Carbohydrates
 
27th Mar      Open Water swimming
 
26th Mar      Alexander and Steffen take inaugural Ironman Melbourne
 
                    Real Triathlon members Aekin and Bell win off road Duathlon
 
25th Mar      Fatty Diet May Cause Ncells-growth.html ew Brain Cells to Sprout 
 
23rd Mar      Interview: Rachel Joyce To Ride Cervelo P5
 
21st Mar       Which Grain is the Best Source for Protein, Essential Amino Acids, BCAA and Arginine?
                     http://voices.yahoo.com/which-grain-best-source-9986787.html
 
20th Mar       Optimizing all Road Riding Positions
 
19th Mar       11 Keys for a Successful Marathon
 
17th Mar       Happy St Patricks day !
 
16th Mar       The Five Most Common Run Form Mistakes
 
14th Mar       Tri 247 Newsletter
                      http://www.tri247.com/newsletter_4543.html
 
13th Mar       How To Clear Your Life Of Non-Essential Tasks
                     http://designtaxi.com/article/101814/How-To-Clear-Your-Life-Of-Non-Essential-Tasks/
 
12th Mar       Setting Up A Road Bike For Triathlon
 
10th Mar       Why fast pedaling makes cyclists more efficient
 
8th Mar         Get the right bike set up
 
7th Mar         Triathlon taper tactics
                      http://www.firstoffthebike.com/tri101/2677-taper-tactics
 
6th Mar          Perfect pedal stroke ?
 
5th Mar          Henning and Australia's Butterfield win Abu Dhabi Triathlon 3k, 200k & 20k
 
2nd Mar          Can running make you smarter?
 
 
25th Feb         Duathlon wins for Anne Paul & Adam Spears at Cookstown (results page)
 
24th Feb         Trail running
                       http://www.xtri.com/features/detail/284-itemId.511713644.html
 
22nd Feb        Central Governor confidence
                       http://bicycling.com/blogs/fitchick/2012/02/21/talk-nice/
 
21st Feb         Ironman champ: Train your brain, then your body
 
20th Feb         How to Optimize Your Economy
 
                        New studys find what most triathletes already know: Triathlons are addictive
 
17th Feb          Bevan Docherty profile
                         http://www.xtri.com/features/detail/284-itemId.511713627.html
 
16th Feb          Strength Training: Benefits for Endurance Athletes
 
15th Feb          The Truth About Treadmills
 
14th Feb           Magnesium This essential mineral does more for you than you might think

 
13th Feb          Lava Magazine
 
12th Feb           Q&A: Measuring Aerobic Endurance Progress
 
 
7th Feb             10 mins of core strenght per day
 
 
6th Feb             Run Workouts for Triathletes: Breaking Down Long Runs
 
5th Feb             Inside Triathlon Archives: No Fear Mark Allen.
 
 
3rd Feb              Return on Investment Series, Part II: The Swim
                                      http://www.trifuel.com/training/swim/return-on-investment-series-part-ii-the-swim
 
2nd Feb             Return on Investment Applied to Triathlon Training, Part I - Introduction
 
1st Feb               Swimming: The Axis
                                      http://www.xtri.com/features/detail/284-itemId.511713514.html
 
31st Jan              How Will The Final U.S. Olympic Triathlon Spots Be Decided? 
 
30th Jan              Factors Affecting Bicycle Transmission Efficiency
                            http://cozybeehive.blogspot.com/
 
29thJan               Tri bike choice & fitting guide Long and low, short and narrow from 08
 
 
27th Jan              Helen Jenkins Blogs About The Olympic Lead-up
                                       http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/01/news/helen-jenkins-blogs-about-the-olympic-lead-up_46843
 
26th Jan              Running Lessons
                            http://www.firstoffthebike.com/tri101/2580-the-run-lesson
 
25th Jan              Training Tip: Hill Repeats on the Bike
 
24th Jan              Chrissie Wellington's  Motivation tips   
  
http://www.everymantri.com/everyman_triathlon/2012/01/chrissie-wellingtons-top-tips-on-how-to-find-your-swim-bike-run-motivation-muse.html#more

23rd Jan             
Vanhoenacker and Swallow reign in South Africa
                            http://www.firstoffthebike.com/races/2576-vanhoenacker-and-swallow-reign-in-south-africa

22nd Jan            Trilimits Duathlon
                           http://trilimits.wordpress.com/results/

21st Jan              Chrissie Wellington takes a break. The interview
                            http://www.slowtwitch.com/Interview/Chrissie_Wellington_takes_a_break_2542.html
 
17th Jan              No Ironman for Chrissie in 2012
                                       http://www.tri247.com/article_9530_No+Ironman+for+Chrissie+in+2012.html?region_id=&category=
 
16th Jan              Dirk Bockel joins new Leopard Trek Triathlon section
                            http://www.firstoffthebike.com/news/2565-dirk-bockel-joins-leopard-trek
 
 
 
8th Jan               Testing tips
                           http://www.xtri.com/features/detail/284-itemId.511713541.html
                           
7th Jan               1st of the bike swim tips.
                           http://www.firstoffthebike.com/tri101/2555-the-swim-lesson
 
6th Jan               Cyclist's Guide to Climbing Hills
 
5th Jan               World’s First Intelligent Cycling Computer helps you achieve that… “Brazilian Butt?”  http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/01/04/velocomp-world%e2%80%99s-first-intelligent-cycling-computer-you-can-have-brazilian-butt/#more-38588
 
4th Jan               Saddle Theory: Part II
                           http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Saddles/Saddle_Theory_Part_II_2507.html
                                                 
3rd Jan               Get Low  ?    
                           http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/01/gear-tech/get-low_45498
 
2nd Jan                   The key to speed: building an injury resistant body
 
 
1st Jan               Strangford 8.2 km trail run                            
                          1st Male Michael Hutchinson 35.38
                          1st Female Trudy Brown 37.48
                          1st Athletic Club Murlough AC
 
                          Strangford 4.1km trail run
                          1st Gary Stitt Ballymena & Ant
 
 
 
31st Dec                          Short Course Focused Repeats For Long Course Athletes: “PPTs”
                                         http://www.xtri.com/features/detail/284-itemId.511713526.html
 
 
29th Dec                          The Truth About Weight Loss, Hormones, Prescription Drugs, and Your Health
 
22nd Dec                         Racing vs Training shoes explained
 
21st Dec                          Triathlon training and cortisol levels
                                        http://www.livestrong.com/article/552243-triathlon-training-cortisol-levels/
                 
20th Dec                                     Leg strenght in the off season
                                                        http://www.cycleops.com/en/athletes/athlete-blog/346-leg-strength-in-the-offseason.html
 
 
19th Dec                          International male Triathlete of the Year - 2011
                                         http://www.firstoffthebike.com/features/2543-triathlete-of-the-year-2011
 
 
18th Dec                                     Quote of the day "One man with courage makes a majority"
 
17th Dec                          2011 Ford Ironman World Championship 
                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re9RBoiGSos
 
16th Dec                           Racing Weight: The Benefits Of Eating A Big Breakfast
 
15th   Dec                                    Why your nutrition is as individual as you are
 
14th Dec                          Breakthrough in Regulating Fat Metabolism
                                         http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111208125730.htm 
 
13th Dec                          Chip timing provided by  http://www.elitetiming.co.uk/index.html
 
                                        What We Have Noticed: Cervelo, PocketToolX
 
12th Dec                          The Core Diet Challenge: Juicing Your Way Through the Holidays
                                                         http://www.xtri.com/features/detail/284-itemId.511713475.html
 
11th Dec                                  Castleward Trail race results added Results page.
 
     
 
 
11th Dec          Breaking All the Rules at Runner's World
                        http://m.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-267--14082-0,00.html
 
10th Dec          How Chi Running Can Improve Your Stride
 
9th Dec            3 Tips for Training in the Cold
 
8th Dec            Hardest Ironman Course? Easiest? RunTri's 25 Toughest Ironman Races
                         http://www.runtri.com/2010/07/runtri-benchmarks-easiest-ironman.html
 
                         http://www.trijuice.com/2011/12/canary_islands_lands_new_ironm.htm
 
                         Bridgepoint To Take-Over Wiggle
                         http://www.bike-eu.com/news/bridgepoint-to-take-over-wiggle-5476.html
 
                         http://www.everymantri.com/everyman_triathlon/
 
5th Dec             Age-Old Remedies Using White Tea, Witch Hazel and Rose May Be Beneficial
                         http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111201132501.htm
 
4th Dec            Awesome New Commuter Bike Light System: Revolights            
                        http://vimeo.com/27280439
 
3rd Dec            What Are Some Quick Swaps I Can Make To Improve My Diet?
 
                        http://www.everymantri.com/everyman_triathlon/
 
 
1st Dec            Top Workouts To Improve Your Swim This Winter
 
        
 
30th Nov         Trail Running Tips
                                
 
29th Nov         Not-so-healthy health foods
                        http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/interactive/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2764
 
                        Omega 3 again link to lower inflamation                
 
 
28th Nov         Comparing output & input by Joe Friel for Aerobic Endurance
                        http://www.joefrielsblog.com/2011/01/comparing-output-and-input.html
                        Rest versus Not Training
                                  http://www.triathlontrainingschedule.org/rest-versus-not-training
 
27th Nov            Barefoot running overview
                      
26th Nov         2012 Cannondale slice tri bike
                       
24th Nov         The Fix racing & fashion          
                        http://www.firstoffthebike.com/tri101/2498-the-fix
 
 
23rd Nov         Principle of Specific Training
                        http://www.xtri.com/features/detail/284-itemId.511713445.html
                       
 
 
 
20th Nov         ‘Monumental Reduction’ of Doping within Professional Cycling – CONI
 
19th Nov         Effect of Fatigue on Landing Biomechanics following ACL Reconstruction Surgery 
 
 
18th Nov          What the pro bikers drink?
 
 
 
                         Advanced QUB weather station
 
16th Nov           Your Shoe Fit Is About To Get Smarter
 
15th Nov           The ITU mixed relay, the beginning of the end?        
 
14th Nov            Energy Systems and VO2 Max
 
                          Finger Length Predicts Mental Toughness in Sport
 
 
12th Nov           A Triathlete’s Guide to Overcoming Genetics      
 
11th Nov          15 Must-Haves: Essential Beginner Tri Gear
 
 
 
 
                  Swim Vocabulary Made Simple
 
 
8th Nov      Individualization: Coaching Intensity
 
7th Nov    Conquering Cold Weather Riding
 
6th Nov    Biomechanics of running: From faulty movement patterns come injuries
 
 
 
4th Nov    Tips for Successful Triathlon Training and Racing
 
3rd Nov     Chris 'Macca' McCormack - punching hard 
 
 
The late John Mcavoy with son David, a proud father and inspiration.
Along with Ron mcKnight, Peter Jack and Derek Patterson made up the founding Directors from NI of the Irish Triathlon Association LTD presently trading as Triathlon Ireland.
 
 
 
22nd Oct  Chrissie Wellington's Kona race report - "Beyond my wildest dreams"
 
 
5th Oct  Sat 8th Oct NI Relay Championships Victoria Park Belfast.
 
4th Oct Hawaii Ironman this weekend live video at www.ironman.com
 
 15th Aug Message from Bob and Keith at www.trilimits.co.uk who just completed a triple Ironman !
A big thanks to everyone who sent messages over the 56hrs 41 min of Irelands toughest race the triple Ironman here in Cookstown and big thanks to all who came out and joint in on the very wet and windy laps.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

YouTube Video

  
 
5th Aug  Top tips from world no 1 Macca
 
 
 27th July   Crawfordsburn Country Park training aqauthon  Wed 10th August 7pm
750m swim & 5km trail run  Registration from 6pm.
 
Crawfordsburn country park link
 
19th July   Real Triathlon Club Aquathon 10th August Swim 750 metres Run 5 km.
 
18th July   Preview of Belfast 24 hour running race Friday 22nd July :
 
11th July   Peninsula Triathlon next Sunday 17th July Ballywalter CoDown, their 1st for 20 years
Race details and entry.    http://kennethirvine.com/
 
 
 
Belfast Triathlon race information
Sunday 3rd July 12pm
Belfast Harbour Estate
Location Airport Road West
Holywood Exchange End
 
 
25th June Belfast Triathlon swim training
 

 

 

 13th June   Belfast Triathlon Fast flat course and great views.
Belfast hosted the 1985 European Team relay championships won by the Dutch elite team of Barel, Koenders, Hellemans and Huls now we have an open water event on closed roads. a 1 lap 375 metre swim option is also available
Individual entry £25 and relay £36.   Real Triathlon
 
 
 
 
 
10th June    
 
9th June
 
 
 
 
9th June   Real Triathlon  Series points 1st 140, 2nd 120, 3rd 110, 4th 100, 5th 90,
6th 80, 7th 70, 8th 60, 9th 55, 10th 50 and all finishers 40.
3 races to count. 1st place £250 and sponsored 2012 entry. 
 
 
 
 
8th June   Belfast Triathlon Swim 750 metres cycle 22km and run 5km
Flat closed road circut in Belfast Harbour Estate The first ever open water Triathlon in Belfast. Entries available from 8pm today
 
7th June   Cycling legend Graeme Obree, world hour record holder, world track champion and innovator will be awarding the prizes and starting the Triathlon 
 
 8th May     RIP Tom Senior & Junior, May 2007
 
 
 
 
 
 23rd Apr 4th June Dungannon Half Ironman  www.trilimits.co.uk
 
 
24th Mar  Strangford Triathlon & Duathlon Challenge announced. A new event, a new ratio a new adventure.
 
 
 
14th Mar      Ballywalter Co.Down 17th July http://www.peninsulaseasprinttriathlon.com/
25th Jan    Setanta tri Dundalk Duathlon series starts Sunday 29th Jan. 3.2k 16k 3.2k
 
 
16th Jan    Glenarm Triathlon 
 
Saturday 18th June 2011  1pm. Swim 500 m Cycle 24km and run 5km
 Spectacular new event
 Swim in Glenarm bay, Cycle on the famous A2 Coast Rd then a gradual climb  on the A42 then descent back down to Glenarm.
Run in  Glenarm
 
 
3rd  Jan     Forthcoming Duathlon series starts 30th Jan.
 
25th Dec        
 
24th Dec        2010 Hawaii Ironman    http://www.youtube.com/user/psyrixx#p/u/9/6BkcpSopGv0
 
23rd Dec       Portaferry Triathlon date 27th August 2011
                    New swim route to Marina as per orginal race to finish in
                    Town centre. Swim 1.1km cycle 30km run 8km,
 
 
21st Nov      Chrissie sets new world record 8.36 @ Ironman Arizona. Partener Tom Lowe, former bronze medalists at euro duathlon 3rd in mens 8.11 behind Timo B and Ramus H.
 
 
 
 
28th Sept     Portaferry action from our official Photographer
 
 
 
 
 
19th Sept   Alistair Duffield 2010 Roe Valley winner & 09 Ireman champ wins the Portaferry Triathlon 20 years after competing the 1st one as a 17 year old in 2hr 01min 40secs. Alistair former elite Irish triathlete recently completed the UK Ironman in 10.17 and finished 20th in this years Belfast marathon in 2.42
Former Strangford resident Trudy Brown the only Irish athlete ever to represent Ireland at elite short and long course Triathlon and elite cycling wins her 44th Triathlon and her 6th victory this season finishing 11th overall in 2.13.50.
 
 
 
 
 
 
19th Sept Adam Speers and Rachel Hughes win the shorter race at Portaferry with local girls team Lauren Quinn, Melissa Cleary and Louise Gilmore winning the relay. 
James Taylor and Charles Russell both Peninsula, fastest over 50's
 
 
 
 7th Sept    Race full, maximum total of 140 swimmers allowed reached. 

4th Sept    Some entrants times from today  1st Chris Speers 11.49, Trudy Brown 13.45, Desi McHenry 13.45, Julie Stewart 14.48,
Hollie Kirwan 15.15, Hamilton Coulter 16.15 , Paddy Heaney 16.50,
Brendan McNamara 17.20, Kathryn Bell 18.09, Andrew Hassard 18.20, David Calvert 18.20, Lauren Quinn 18.30, Ken Vance 18.45,
Mark Lennon 18.45, Neill Grainger 19.25,
Brian Kane 19.30, Jason Thompson 20.30, David MaConnell 20.30, Hugh Ross 20.30, Andy Bridge 20.35, Kevin MaGarthy 20.40,  
Bright 16c. Choppy conditions and 39 finished. View from safety boat
 

   

History

The original Portaferry International Triathlon was organised by Desi McHenry and Neill Granger, both should be competing this year.

It was held 4 times from 1990 and was an ITU world Cup race. The 1st year the swim was at low tide approx 1.1km.

The other years at high tide approx 1.3km. Slack water lasts around 25 mins.

Irelands Garret McGarthy and Alison Hamilton two of  Irelands greatest ever Triathletes won the first event.

ITU elite and Hawaii Ironman world pro champion Karen Smyers won in '91. World no1 Brad Bevan won the mens in 92.

Many of the worlds greatest Triathletes raced here including ITU and Ironman World Champion Greg Welch Robin Brew, Spencer Smith, Richard Hobson, Melisa Mantak and Carol Montgomery.

To promote the area, support charity and to celebrate 20 years, One of Irelands greatest races returns.  

We are indebted to the orginal organisers letting us stage this event again and for the support of both Towns.


 

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