Transition Talk – 30 Oct

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Transition Talk Weekly News - 30th Oct Vol 1.1

Belparkers take part in the Dublin Marathon!

A record number of people took part in yesterdays Dublin Marathon, including 15 Belpark members.

Kenyan Bernard Rotich won the men's race in a time of 2 hrs 15 mins, while the women's race was won by Nataliya Lehonkova of Ukraine, who finished in a time of 2 hrs 28 mins. The national titles went to Kenyan Freddie Sittuk & Co. Down athlete Laura Graham. Caitriona Jennings, former Belpark member, came second in a time of 2 hrs 42 mins.

Marijke Beltman had a PB by nearly 10 mins! "I was quite apprehensive after the last 2 years hadn't gone to plan. Race strategy was to keep it steady for as long as possible and start water and gels earlier than before". "Delighted to see the finish line in the end - still feeling good and able to smile!".

Well done to all Belparkers!

Race Results

Dublin City Marathon; Evelyn Boyle (4.00hrs), Ian Clarke (4.17hrs), Niall Mulvihill (3.49hrs), Sebastian Slotwinski (3.09hrs), Oisin Maguire (4.54hrs), Bronagh McConnell (3.41hrs), Marco Marini (DNF), Marijke Beltman (3.47hrs), Tomas O' Connell (4.29hrs), Fergus Dowd (4.55hrs), Helyn Gilna (4.53hrs), Niall Murphy (4.23hrs), Andrew Woods (4.53hrs), Conor Mac Guinness (3.26hrs), Kevin Cassidy (3.45hrs), John O' Callaghan (4.18hrs), Dave Gowan (4.34hrs) Marc Bennett (3:55)Philip Blake (3:57)Kevin Mc Cardle (4:10)

CX; Kevin Keane 9th place in Fixx Series. Kevin also took his 3rd consecutive win in the Munster CX league.


  • SWIM CAMP with Tanja Slater scheduled for Nov 4-5 is now SOLD OUT but there are still some spots for Junior members.
  • TRI Leader course scheduled for 4th Nov. Email Frank at if interested.
  • TURBO SESSIONS NOW ON SALE. Sessions start on 31st Oct (7-8.30pm) each Tuesday at the Good Shepard NS. Sign up details on Members Zone.
  • SAVE THE DATE – Belpark Christmas party on Saturday 2nd Dec. Venue; Antica Venezia, Ranelagh. Strickly 40 people first come first serve. Tickets go on sale starting Sun 22nd Oct at 10am in the Members Zone.
  • TI AWARDS NIGHT – Tickets are still available for Sat 18th Nov. To purchase tickets, call TI office on 01 2741032 & Ask for the Belpark table!


  • Mon – UCD swims 8-10am, Injury Prevention (pilates) Bank Holiday so no classes
  • Tues – Rathfarnham run Intervals 6.30-7.30pm - Turbo classes, Good Shepard NS 7-8.30pm
  • Wed – UCD swim 6.30-7.30am, Terenure college swim 8.15-9pm
  • Thurs – Coached run sessions 7pm UCD
  • Fri – UCD swims 6-8am
  • Sat/Sun - Swim Camp with Tanja
  • Sun – Balrothery (Tallaght) Junior Swim 6.30-7.30pm

Belpark Feeds

Belpark has Instragam (use #BelparkTri) Twitter @BelparkTri, Facebook and Flickr accounts for members to share pictures, events and more. So be sure to use & check the club’s social media accounts regularly as well as the Forum!

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