Naas Duathlon Series 2020
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June 7, 2019

Galco Naas Duathlon Kicks of the Season

The Galco Naas Duathlon is the traditional season opener for Triathlon Ireland. It has also become a very prestigious event this year as it was also the start of BMW National Duathlon Series and we also had the honour of hosting the National Para-Duathlon Championships.

With a very competitive mens’ field it was no surprise that the first run leg was fast and furious with 7 athletes coming in almost as one. Alex Van Buttingha Wichers, Patrick Peters, Luke Thompson, Matthieu Proffit, Marc Flavin, Jonathan Nangle, Joe O’Connor, all came into T1 in contention and it took the bike leg to separate them. Marc Flavin came into his own on the bike and came back into T2 with approx. a minute to spare which he held to come home on his own followed by Matthieu Proffit and Emmet Kelly.

The young guns were right to the fore all day. In the 16-17 age group Ralf Bodamer took the honours coming in 8th ahead of Alex Van Buttingha Wichers while in the 18-19 age group James O’Shea came in first ahead of Luke Thompson in 11th and 13th places overall.

In the womens’ section, Ciara Wilson got away to a flying start ahead of Elizabeth Carr, Natasha Kelly, Rachel Smyth, and Jennifer O’Sullivan. A little further back Ellen Vitting, was biding her time and surged forward on the bike leg to give Ciara a scare in T2 but Ciara’s run speed was enough to pull away on the final leg to take the win ahead of Ellen with Elizabeth Carr taking third.

Elizabeth Carr 3rd, Ciara Wilson, 1st, Ellen Vitting 2nd

While these have become very competitive events at the sharp end, it is equally important to recognise that they offer a huge number of age-group athletes the chance to go out put their training to the test and for novices to try out their first multi-sport event. Congratulations go to all those who braved a sharp January morning to take part.

National Para-Duathlon Championships

This is the second time the para-duathletes have come to Punchestown and they really add to the sense of occasion. All have their own individual challenges but still put in some amazing performances. Donnacha McCarthy, partnered on the tandem by Bryan McCrystal came in first after a blisteringly quick bike leg, followed by Tojo Lazarri and David Eccles. Cassie Cava was the first woman home followed by Rosemary Sweeney. Unfortunately, Leo Hynes and Mark Millar had mechanicals and couldn’t complete. We wish them all well for the rest of their season, especially those hoping to make it to the Para-Olympics this year.

  • Race 2 – Sun, 23rd Feb 2020
    • BMW National Series
  • Race 3 – Sun, 29th Mar 2020
    • BMW National Series
    • Intervarsity Duathlon Championships

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Naas Duathlon Series 2019
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June 7, 2018
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Galco Naas Duathlon Finale

Sunday saw the last round of the Galco Naas Duathlon Series. With another very competitive field, the stage was set for a great race. The main race was part of the BMW National Series with crucial points on offer but along with that we had the very first National Para-duathlon Championships being held. 8 athletes lined up at the start line of this momentous event across four categories and congratulation to Donncha McCarthy (guided by Stephen Teeling-Lynch) Judith McCoombe (guided by Louise Crowe) Tojo Lazzari and Elizabeth McTernan who are all newly crowned National Champions in their respective categories.

In the National Series men’s race Chris Mintern saved his efforts for the second run where he pulled away to win by a minute from Marc Flavin and Paul Carroll who fought a tight battle for second and third place. In the women’s’ race, Olivia McCartin was the clear winner from Junior Ella Doherty and Siobhan Murtagh. In the Juniors we saw another great performance from Sabian Kulczynski in the men’s race and Ella Doherty and Emma Boyle in the women’s.

Women’s Podium Race 3
Men’s Podium Race 3

The Galco Race Series was also to be decided, with points accumulated from Rounds 1 & 2. As is often the case, consistency is key and so previous podiums places by Conor Tiernan and Jennifer O’Sullivan had them in pole position at the start. True to form both had strong performances to round off the series in style and take home the honours.

Ed Byrne (Galco) Conor Tiernan (series winner), Jennifer O’Sullivan (series winner) Daragh Skehan (Race Director)

As usual the Galco Naas Duathlon series proved to be as popular as ever and offered both highly competitive racing at the top end alongside a great opportunity for people to try out a duathlon for the first time. Huge congrats to all who completed their first duathlon and also to all who took part and made this another great start to the year.

Galco Naas Duathlon Series – Round 2

Round 2 of the Galco Naas Duathlon Series was another sell-out race with over 200 entrants registered, including some very competitive athletes. This time there was added interest as this was also the National Intervarsity Championship.

On a beautiful spring morning, the race comprised of a 3k run on the ambulance track around the racecourse followed by a 20k cycle out to Blessington and back and ending with a second 3k run to finish in front of the grandstand.

Cian Kelly set a blistering pace once again on the first run, coming into T1 closely followed by Conor Tiernan with Michael Moran and Colm Turner just behind. With a strong wind picking up, the bike leg was always going to be decisive and so it proved with Shane Power and Colm Turner leading into T2, from Michael Moran and Conor Tiernan. Colm got away best although Conor tried valiantly to catch him, posting the fastest 2nd run of the day but came up just short, leaving Colm Turner to claim 1st place, Conor Tiernan in 2nd with Michael Moran in 3rd.

Michael Moran (3rd) Colm Turner (1st) Conor Tiernan (2nd)

In the women’s race, Christine Russell led from the start from Hikka Kontro, Jennifer O’Sullivan and Shannon Kelly. Once again, the bike leg was significant with Shannon Kelly passing Hikka and closing in on Jennifer. Once onto the second run Christine pulled away to take the win ahead of Shannon Kelly in 2nd while a fast finishing Hikka Kontro just edged out Jennifer O’Sullivan for 3rd.

Shannon Kelly (2nd) Christine Russell (1st) Hikka Kontro (3rd)

In the Intervarsity Championship the honours went to Christine Russell and Michael Moran both from DCU while Leo Doyle won the Junior section ahead of Cian Ibbotson and Cian Kelly.

Fantastic start to the Galco Naas Duathlon Series – Round 1

Naas Triathlon Club hosted the 1st round of the Galco Duathlon series in Punchestown on Sunday. This is the traditional season opener for Triathlon Ireland’s National Duathlon Series and it was a sell out as usual, with over 200 competitors lining up despite the damp start to the morning.

For many athletes this was their firsttime taking part in a duathlon which involves a 3k run on the ambulance track that goes around the racecourse followed by a 20k cycle out to Blessington and back and ending with a second 3k runto finish in front of the grandstand.

At the serious end of the race a couple of the juniors showed their run pace with Cian Kelly and Sabian Kulczynski leading the first run along with Conor Tiernan. The bike leg allowed Marc Flavin and Daryl Kearns to show their strength and pull back the leaders to come off the bike with a commanding lead over Conor Tiernan and Emmet Kelly. That was how they finished with Marc Flavin taking the win in fine style while Sabian Kulczynski held off a fast finishing Cian Kelly to win the Junior section.

In the womens’ race, Ciara Wilson led from the start from another junior, Ella Doherty, with Shannon Kelly and Jennifer O’Sullivan coming into T1 together chasing hard. On the bike leg Ciara edged further ahead by another 30 secs to maintain her lead onto the second run while Shannon and Jennifer kept up the chase and came into T2 with only a few seconds separating them. Remarkably they posted the same time as each other on both the first and second run section but neither could match Ciara’s pace as she closed it out for a convincing win.

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Race Results – Duathlon 17th Jan
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January 17, 2016

Race results are now online and available at:

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Race 1 – 17th Jan 2016 – Sold Out
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January 8, 2016

Race 1 in the 2016 Naas Duathlon Series on the 17th Jan is now FULL.

Places for Race 2 & 3 are selling out fast.

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Duathlon – Race FAQ’s
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January 8, 2016
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Duathlon Distances
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December 30, 2015

3.2km run around Punchestown racecourse ( on Tarmac track outer road).

20 km out and back bike route to Blessington.

Then 3.2km run around same run circuit.

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Race 2 results – Butchers Block Duathlon
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February 23, 2014





Race report here Race report race 2 2014

Results can be downloaded here Butchers Block race 2 results -Naas

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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

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

Ed Byrne
PRO Naas triathlon Club

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Well Done All
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January 19, 2014

Well done to the men’s and ladies winners and all particpants in todays first race in the NTC 2014 Duathlon Series.

Results can be downloaded here NTC_Duathlon_Series_Results_Race1_Results.

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Elivar Sports Nutrition System – NTC Members Offer
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December 10, 2013
Elivar have kindly offered a 15% discount on all orders for Naas Tri Club Members, available to 30/04/13.
FREE SHIPPING currently to Ireland so really there is no excuse not to buy elivar!
To avail of this offer please click here to get the discount code. Member login required to view.
We have out lovely strawberry on the way for Christmas also.
For more information about Elivar visit or shop directly at
You can also view a neat video here that explains all about what makes Elivar different from other sports nutrition products.
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