Duathlon Race Report – 22nd Feb 2015
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February 23, 2015
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A Wet and Windy Day at The Butchers Block Naas Duathlon

Round 2 of the Butcher’s Block Naas Duathlon Series in Punchestown hosted by Naas Triathlon Club was always going to be a wet and breezy affair with persistent wind and rain making this a very tough challenge. Despite this there was a large turnout made up of elite athletes chasing National Duathlon Series points alongside many new competitors for whom this was their first venture into the world of Triathlon.

At the head of the field the mens’ race was a hard fought affair with three athletes going toe-to-toe for the whole race. Desi Foley led into the first transition after a run of 3.5k closely followed by Kevin Donagher and Stephen Donnelly. Stephen was the quickest through transition and took the lead during the 20k bike leg while Kevin also overtook Desi coming into the second transition. In the end it came down to consistency as Kevin put in the fastest second run leg of the three to take the win with Desi retaking second spot from Stephen. In the end there was only 17 seconds separating them making this one of the tightest races ever on this course.

In the women’s race it was Geraldine Gill who led from start to finish with Lizanne Barnwall and Katherine Kelly finding it hard to match her pace on the bike where Geraldine gained a minute and a half. This left too much for Lizanne to do on the final run leg where despite a very quick run she couldn’t catch Geraldine.

One of the most remarkable aspects to this race is how many smiling faces there were at the finish line. For some it was sheer relief to be finished and for others it was the thrill of having completed their first event. Many thanks also to all the brave marshals who stood out in the pouring rain to ensure this race ran smoothly once again.

The final leg of the Butchers Block Naas Duathlon Series takes place on March 22nd and it looks like it will be a sell-out so get your entries in fast.

 

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Race report from the 1st round of ‘The Butchers Block Duathlon Series’ in Punchestown Racecourse
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January 20, 2014
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2014 Season off to a flying start with The ‘Butchers Block Duathlon’

The ‘Butchers Block Duathlon’ kicked off the 2014 season in Punchestown this Sunday with over 200 triathletes of all abilities tackling the course. It starts with a 3.5k run around the racecourse followed by a 20k bike leg out to Blessington and back with a second lap of the racecourse to finish. Cork based Cathal O’Donnabhainn was in flying form on the 1st run leg leading Mariusz Olejniczak with a run time of 9:57 and it was clear he was determined to start the year off with a victory. He did this in fine style setting a new course record of 52:26 in the process. Mariuz, a previous winner of the race and member of the Naas Triathlon Club came a very creditable second with Peter kern completing the podium in third.

In the ladies race there was no surprise to see last year’s series winner Caroline Conway leading after the first run but Kitty Perle was in no mood to make it easy for her and pressed her all the way. In the end Caroline’s run speed made the difference and she came home first in a time of 1:04:37 just over a minute ahead of Kitty with Aisling Flanagan taking third spot.

For many of those competing it was their first attempt at such a race and this is a perfect way to get involved in the sport of Triathlon. Luckily the weather gods were kind today which made it all the more enjoyable. The second leg of this popular race series hosted by Naas Triathlon Club is on the 23rd February and entries are filling fast so don’t miss out – register on www.naastriathlonclub.com.

Ed Byrne
PRO Naas triathlon Club

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Killashee Sprint Triathlon 2013
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August 17, 2013
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The Closing Triathlon in the official Race calendar for 2013!

Entries opening Monday 19th August 2013 at 8am on the TI website for the  Naas Triathlon Club Killashee Sprint taking place on 28th Sept2013.

 

Enter HERE

This event consists of a 750metre pool swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run.

First pool wave starts at 9am.

The swim is pool based in Killashee House Hotel Leisure Centre http://www.killasheeleisure.com/killashee-gym.html

Registration open from 630pm to 830pm Friday 27th September. LIMITED registration 715am to 8am Saturday.

Bike Course:

 

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Run Course:

 

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Saturday 6th of July 2013 – triathlon results are in and they are super!!!!
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July 7, 2013
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Naas Tri club members took part in triathlons all over Ireland yesterday.
Super results by some in the club but well done to all who competed especially in such warm weather

The Ballina Salmon Run
http://www.liquidmotion.ie/
Congrats to Graeme on WINNING this race overall!!!
Congrats to Niamh on finishing 2nd in her age group.

The Pikeman in Wexford
http://sportstiming.racetecres…..;RId=10172
Congrats to Amy Jane better know to us all as AJ on being the 2nd woman overall and winner of her age group!!!
Congrats to Fergus in coming in in Top 10 overall.

The National Championship in Athlone
http://www.racetimingsystems.n…..px?Id=1530
Congrat to Mariusz on coming in 4th overall.

Well done everyone

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March 24, 2013
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Naas Duathlon 2013 Race 2 Results
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February 24, 2013
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Well done to all participants in today’s race. Race results available here.

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