Blackwater Triathlon Club's Brian Baker, Eddie O'Brien, Joe Scanlan, Mick Mulcahy, Mike Beston, Stephen Collins and Pat Finn, at the Youghal Duathlon.

Blackwater Triathlon Club

Youghal Duathlon: The Moby Dick Sprint Duathlon took place in Youghal on Saturday, 19th March.

The race had been granted National series status for 2016 and the crew from South Coast Triathlon Club did themselves proud hosting a friendly, well organised and challenging event which attracted a wide range of competitors from far and near.

The seven Blackwater Triathlon Club members who took part were joined by athletes from 3D TC, Belpark TC, Carrick-on-Suir TC, Cobh TC, Cork TC, Kilkenny TC, Kinsale TC, Limerick TC, Midleton Cycling & Triathlon Club, Pulse TC, Tinahely TC, Tried & Tested TC, Waterford TC and West Cork TC.

Conditions were cool but dry as the 117 competitors set off on the race which consisted of a nice flat and fast 4km run to start, followed by an 18.5km cycle and then finishing with a slightly more challenging 4.8km run to finish.

The third leg had a flat start followed by a serious climb in the middle third and finally a fast downhill kilometre to the finish line. It was an ideal way for those taking part to work off some of those St. Patrick’s Day excesses.


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