Please come and participate in our first Junior Aquathon in Bray next month! We have 2 races in the series. Weds 10th June and Weds 26th August. Please get your family and friends involved. Anyone can come and race.
There will be 4 waves based on the childs age as of Dec 31 2015:
AGE SWIM RUN
8-9 50 500
10-11 200 1.5km
12-13 300 2km
14-15 400 3km
The swim will take place in front of the Martello and will be fully marshalled and supervised and the run will be up and down the promenade.
Please sign up on the TI website. Lots of prizes and all finishers get a medal and soup and sambos after. Looking forward to seeing you there!
This post has been a long time coming. Apologies in not being able to get this up sooner. Everyone likes to see their name in lights!
While the website was down we had a few members participate in some events. So we just wanted to acknowledge these young athletes:
3D Aquathon- National Aquatic Centre- 29 March.
Finn & Éanna Buck, Sean Lundy, Cormac Flavin, Eva Sterritt, Ellie & Laila Baugh, Lorcan Flavin
Rathdrum Athletics Fundaiser for Parnell A.C. -30 March.
Mondello Park Duathlon -20 May.
Finn & Éanna Buck
Pulse Duathlon – 24 May.
Finn & Éanna Buck
Well done everyone! Race season is here!
We had 3 members of the junior section participate in the Childrens triathlon in Gort, Galway yesterday. The 2 males entered in the 11-12 years category and the girl was in the 8-10 years category.
It was a lovely warm day thankfully and the lake was 13deg so ALOT warmer than the sea at the moment!
The swim start was in the middle of the lake so a deepwater start-something we will be practicing over the next few months. The bike was through the Castle estate grounds and was a tricky mix of trail, grassy slopes, gravel road and bitumen. The run was also through the estate grounds and finished at the entrance of the castle.
Children not only from around Ireland participated but also from Europe. There was some fierce competition indeed! All 3 did very well in their age groups and did the club proud by their support of both the seniors that were racing earlier, and their clubmates.
The female managed a podium place to get second in her age group. Well done!
It was a really enjoyable day.
On Sunday the Juniors participated in our annual Aquathon at Greystones Shoreline. For some members this was their first taste of competition, for others it was a great way to test their skills learnt over the winter.
We had 4 distances.
*Under 8’s splash n dash (25m swim/400m run)
*wave 2 ( 50m swim/600m run)
*wave 3 ( 150m swim/800m run)
*wave 4 (300m swim/1500m run)
We had a range of ages from as young as 5 up to 16 years of age. We were very lucky with the weather and had a wonderful warm and dry day. There was some nice support from the parents and senior members who encouraged these young triathletes across the finish line. We have some excellent runners and swimmers in the club and they showed us their amazing talent on the field.
The committee hope you all enjoyed your race and learnt something new. Keep training hard its paying off!
Will post up results next post.
See you next week for the Triathlon!