Transition Talk – 17th July

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Transition Talk Weekly News - 17th July Vol 3.5

Busy Weekend Roundup!

Is was a busy weekend for Belparkers racing in various events including; Two Provinces NS & SS, Hardman Mid distance & Moby Dick AquaVelo National Champs.

Two provinces, Lanesborough Tri, was held on Saturday 14th July. The Super Series athletes including Patrick Barry & Brendan Crawford, were first to race. Due to the warm water temperatures, it was a non-wetsuit swim for SS athletes. Patrick Barry was 7th and Brendan Crawford 13th overall. Well done to both athletes!

The National Series sprint race got under way shortly after the Super Series. Martin Waldron was best of the Belpark men and finished in 7th overall. Ben Malone wasn't too far behind and put in a savage run to finish in 12th place. Best of the Belpark women was Jennifer O'Sullivan who was 5th female overall. Marie Boland was also in the top 10, finishing 9th. Well done to all who raced!

Meanwhile in Kerry, Ellen Murphy raced in the Hardman Half, Waterville. Ellen raced hard and was 1st female home! Well done Ellen!

On Sunday 15th July, the Moby Dick AquaVelo National Championships took place in Youghal, Co. Cork. It was a very early start for Belparkers Arron Fox & Conal Markey, who were in the water for a 7.30am swim start. The swim was tide critical, so it was either going to be a 'PB' or a very long swim.

TT caught up with Arron fox to hear about the race: "We knew the swim wasn't going to be easy, so Ben Malone (a sailor before he got the triathlon bug), was able to advise Conal and I on where we needed to go. Starting off it was key to stay over to the right, as those who started on the left were swimming against a very strong tide. Existing the water, I could hear BenS voice, 'you're about 5th women', so I just put my head down and went for it! I was 3rd overall and delighted to podium at a NC event".

Race Results

    SS; Patrick Barry 1:02:32 (7th), Brendan Crawford 1:03:45 (13th). NS; Martin Waldron 1:05:31 (7th) (1st AG), Ben Malone 1:06:07 (12th) (3rd AG), Jennifer O'Sullivan 1:12:13 (5th) (2nd AG), Marie Boland 1:13:18 (9th) (2nd AG).
    Ellen Murphy 1st Female
    Arron Fox 3rd Female


  • BELPARK QUIZ The Belpark table quiz is on Wed 24 July at UCD Sports Bar. We are particularly keen to have aprox numbers in advance & if you are bringing family & friends (please do!!). You can let us know by posting on the forum or on event register/Facebook.
  • WARM WEATHER CAMP Camp is now sold out but we're looking to increase the amount of spaces, so Watch this Space!


      • Mon – UCD swimming 6.00-8:00; Pilates S&C classes 19:30-21:30
      • Tues – Rathfarnham run intervals 18.30-19.30; UCD swimming 19.00-20.00.
      • Wed – UCD swimming 6.30-7.30
      • Thurs – Deer Park Coached run session 19.00
      • Fri – UCD swimming 6:00-8:00
      • Sat - As per training plan
      • Sun – Club Spin 9:00

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