Phoenix Park Duathlon: June Race Report

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Junior race June 2016

Junior race June 2016

The summer 2016 duathlon season continued under gloriously sunny skies in the Phoenix Park on Wednesday. The 2nd of 3 races organised by Belpark Triathlon Club featured a large field of over 270 competitors, setting off in 3 waves. The stars of the future also got a chance to race, with a new junior race taking place for 5-13 years.

O’Reilly & Keane claim the victories

Winners for June 2016 were Cian O’Reilly of Virginia Cycling Club in 36:17 & Shona Keane in 45:24. Cian improved by over a minute from May’s race. Second was Gavin Corey (Omagh) in 37:42 and Paula Prendergast in 46:30. Third was Kevin Keane in 38:00 and Caoimhe Casey in 47:28. Junior winner was Patrick Barry (Pulse) in 42:57 and veteran winners were Peter Kern in 38:41 and Charlotte Stephens 49:49.

Results,video & photos in Flickr are now available, or check out the entire Belpark Gallery

THANK YOU ALL!

Many thanks to all the competitors, marshals, volunteers, sponsors and supporters for a successful event. Prizes from our sponsors – Sports Physio Ireland, Andy Kenny Fitness, Lactate Ireland, Quest Adventure, Aidan Hammond Bike Fitting. Also thanks to Avonmore Protein Milk, Fyffees, Last Lap Café, Sports Food Ireland, the OPW and Gardaí and all organisations who made this race possible.

We look forward to seeing you back in  July – sign up via www.belparktri.ie. Tell us what you think – suggestions, comments, memories so we can continue to improve the quality of the race.

Photo competition

Share your photo of the race on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #PhoenixParkDuathlon. Or mention @belparktri on Twitter or post it to the Facebook event page. Winner will receive a bike saddle sponsored by Aidan Hammond Bike Fitting. Winners announced by Sunday 5-June.

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