Transition Talk – 4th June

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Transition Talk Weekly News - 4th June Vol 3.5

Belparkers take on TriAthy!

On June 2nd, TriAthy hosted 4 races; Double Olympic, Olympic, Sprint & Try Athy. Belpark was well represented across the various distances.

TT caught up with Double Olympics competitors Sinead Murphy and Sarah O'Regan to hear about the race:

"The race was challenging but such a great experience. Myself and the rest of the Belparkers positioned ourselves in the first wave and I stayed close to Ian G planning on (attempting) to get a draft but as soon as the gun went he disappeared into the lead and I was left to my own pacing. I swim felt long and I was glad to get out of the water and even more so when I heard that I was first female out of the water. The bike leg was spent breaking it up into 5km sections. My run was slow and painful and I would probably be still out there if it hadn't been for that gang at the corner cheering me on with each lap (and in some cases running with me, thanks Ev!). Overall the race was tough and 'educational', will I do it again, maybe..."

"People say Athy is flat but it really isn't! The 4 loops of run course was tough mentally but great to pass by the Belpark cheerleading squad a few times to keep the spirits up. It feels great to have it done, and of course we celebrated well on Sat night".

Well done to all who raced and many thanks to our Belpark supporters!

Race Results

    Eilish Kilkenny 2nd AG 45-49, Sinead Murphy 2nd AG 30-34, Sarah O'Regan 3rd AG 30-34, Ella Shanahan 1st AG 25-29, Keith Holmes 3rd AG 55-59, Liam Lynch 1st AG 45-49, John O Callaghan 1st AG 55-59, Cormac O'Neill 3rd AG 50-54,
    Sarah Phelan 3rd AG 25-29, Fergus Dowd 2nd AG 60+, John O'Mahony 3rd AG 50-54
    Paul Callanan 3rd AG 35-39
    Ben Malone 1st overall

Other Belpark News

Belpark would also like to extend a massive congrats to Matthew Smartt who this weekend became the first Irish man to cycle from Dublin to Galway on a unicycle.


  • POST RACE CLUB MEAL IN DUNMORE EAST Azzuro Restaturant (upstairs) for 5.30pm, 25 EURO per head - set meal. Please BUY YOUR DINNER TICKET on the website in the bookings area (MEMBERS ZONE).
  • RACE REGISTER Reminder to use the Race Register (Members zone). Club captain sends out a race briefing for all the target races to those on the race register.
  • EVENT REGISTER Reminder to use the Event Register (Members zone).


  • Mon – UCD swimming 8.00-10:00; Pilates S&C classes 19:30-21:30
  • Tues – Rathfarnham run intervals 18.30-19.30; UCD swimming 19.00-20.00; Hill Repeats, Taylors Pub 19:00
  • Wed – UCD swimming 6.30-7.30; Terenure swimming 20:15-21.00
  • Thurs – Deer Park Coached run session 19.00
  • Fri – UCD swimming 6:00-8:00
  • Sat - As per training plan.
  • Sun – Bike spin 8:00 Rathfarnham; Balrothery Swim 19:00-20:00

Belpark Feeds

Belpark has Instagram (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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