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Belpark Triathlon Club is based in and around the Rathfarnham area of south Dublin but has members from all over the city & country. We welcome new members and cater for men and women of all ages and abilities. The club celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2016, making it one of the oldest triathlon clubs in Ireland.

As well as triathletes, Belpark has a significant number of duathletes, swimmers, adventure racers and people who just like to get out to train in a group every now and then.

Belpark History

In 1986 a group from the Ranelagh based ‘Belgrave square harriers’ athletics club who trained in ‘Bushy Park’ set up BELPARK. They used the BEL from Belgrave and PARK from Bushy Park to give the name BELPARK. Over the years the sport of Triathlon has changed significantly, but we feel that the club’s founding ethos of inclusion and competition remain true.

Club Constitution

Read the Belpark Club Constitution to understand the principles which underpin the club structure and organisation.

Results

National Champs won by Belpark in Team Comps

  • Triathlon Ireland Mixed Club Champions – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009
  • Triathlon Ireland Men’s Club Champions – 2012 & 2008
  • Triathlon Ireland Women’s Club Champions – 2011, 2009 & 2008

National Championships won by Individual Athletes

  • Margaret Burns, 1st National Duathlon Champs Sprint & Standard Distance (2000); 1st National Tri Champs Sprint and Standard (2000)
  • Brian Crinion, Triathlon Champs (2003), and Premier League Overall (2005)
  • Tara Nolan, Premier League Overall (2005)
  • Aoife O’Connor, 1st Triathlon Champ (2006)
  • Liam Dunne, 1st Duathlon Champ (2006) and Duathlon League Overall (2006)
  • Deirdre O’Toole, Duathlon League Overall (2006)
  • Art MacManus, 1st Premier League and National Sprint Champs (2008)
  • Eilis Connery, National Duathlon Champ, 2010
  • Niall Somers, 1st National Middle Distance Champs, 2013
  • Charles Maltha, 1st National Middle Distance Champs, 2014
  • Derval Devaney, 1st Middle Distance Championship 2015

Other

  • Age group medals at European & World Duathlon Champs for Keira-Eva Mooney & Eilis Connery
  • IronMan Kona Qualification- David Kildea, Niall Somers, Tara Nolan…

Training Locations

Check out this page to see where the Rathfarnham clubhouse is located, as well as where we run on Tuesday’s in Nutgrove. Maps & photos included.

Media Coverage

TRI Magazine – May 2015