Ballinrobe Duathlon opens the running/biking 2013 season.
Such is the surge in people looking to improve their fitness that nearly double the numbers participated in this year’s Duathlon, the weather conditions helped but it was the competitors who made the day, with scores of willing family members and spectators scattered around the course cheering them on.
The beautiful Bowers walk was used twice for the first and second run and the Ballinrobe Robeen triangle was used for the cycle.
Competitors travelled from near and far, raising the standard thus breaking the course record held by Ruaidhri Geraghty Galway Tri.
The finishing times for 2013 race were considerably faster than previous years with Stephen Donnelly Liquid motion Tri club Ballina setting a new bench mark of 52minutes 55 seconds.
Organisers would like to thank the following, Order of Malta, Ballinrobe Soccer club, Mayo Co Co, the RSA, O Neill’s bar, Paula O Neill’s physiotherapy, The Gardai and all the members of Western Lakes CC for staging the event.
Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe was the main sponsors and was instrumental in brining Duathlon racing to the town.
1st Stephen Donnelly Liquid motion Ballina 52.55
2nd Ruaidhri Geraghty Galway Tri 53.50
3rd Killian Heery Muckro Cavan 54.26
1st Over 40 Jimmy Lawlor Westport 56.40, 2nd Noel Gibbons Partry Western Lakes CC
1st U18 Sean Flynn Westport 57:24
1st Marie Boyle Spiddle 1:02:05
2nd Caroline Conway Terenure Sports world Dublin 1:02:22
3rd Ann Marie Eagan Westport 1:04:19
1st Over 40 Kathleen Barry Partry Western Lakes 1:06:20
First Ballinrobe person was Colm Jennings Western Lakes CC in a time of 1:00:24