Transition Talk – 3rd September

Transition Talk Weekly News - 3rd Sept Vol 3.5

Belparkers take on 'The Lost Sheep'

On Saturday 1st September, 12 Belparkers raced in The Lost Sheep Middle Distance Triathlon Championships hosted by Cork Triathlon Club. The race featured a 1.9km swim, then a challenging 80km bike course that tested athletes down the technical Healy Pass and finally a 21.1km run on a very hilly course!

TT caught up with Ellen Murphy who had a fantastic race and finished 2nd: 'The National Middle Distance Champs was my 'A' goal for 2018 season & I am really thrilled to put in a performance, both mentally and physically, that I'm proud of and for that to be good enough for a 2nd step on the podium'.
And when asked about how she did it: 'A strong swim (by my standard!) & a controlled bike left me in 4th place heading into the run. I really had to dig deep to find any kind of a rhythm, but managed to claw myself on to Aileen Flynns shoulder & after 13km I gradually pulled away clear into 2nd. Still learning with every single race at this distance and as always, the support from Belparkers before, during and after the race was outstanding!!'

Well done to all Belparkers who raced! Fantastic achievement on a tough course.

Race Results

    Ellen Murphy 2nd (4:46), Guillermo Lopez (10th AG) (4:47), Liam Lynch (4th AG) (4:51), Ben Malone (3rd AG) (5:08), Marie Boland (2nd AG) (5:16), Jennifer O Sullivan (3rd AG) (5:19), Donal Murphy (15th AG) (5:16), Cormac O'Neill (11th AG ) (5:31), Kostiantyn Antypenko (42nd AG) (5:47), Marijke Beltman (7th AG) (6:13), Frank McGee (69th AG) (6:18), Conal Markey DNF, Maeve Maher-McWilliams DNF.


  • WINTER GEAR ORDER The winter gear order is upon us! The Belpark Store on the VeloRevolution site will be open from 10th-16th Sept. Please use the accumulator!
  • TERENURE SWIM BLOCK New Terenure Swim block is on sale now! See website for details.
  • END OF SEASON SOCIAL End of season & Port Beach Social is on 22nd Sept. See social forum to sign up!!


      • 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. Terenure Swim for adults and juniors 20:15
      • Thurs – Deer Park Coached run session 19.00
      • Fri – UCD swimming 6.00-8:00
      • Sat - As per training plan
      • Sun – Club Spin

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