2016 Reviewed - Duathlon Champs & National Series

West Clare Duathlon

Duathlon Season - Look Back

The 2016 duathlon season was already completed before April had even passed this year and examining the results from both the Duathlon National Series and the Duathlon National Champs, it was possible to tell at that stage which athletes were going to be on form for the rest of the year.

This year's Duathlon National Series was made up of eight rounds, with scoring based off each athlete's best two results, plus their scores from the National Duathlon Championships, where bonus points were on offer.

Calm Conditions

Despite perceptions of winter racing, conditions were actually calm and dry for almost all the races in the Duathlon National Series this year with the one exception being the National Championships on the race track at Mondello Park, where the weather meant the eventual winners had to overcome rain and hailstones, as well as their competitors to take their titles.

The podiums from Mondello - where for the first time a national duathlon champs was run as a draft legal race - were a good reflection of form with the men's and women's overall winners Bryan McCrystal and Heather Foley both going on to have dominant seasons in triathlon. Second placed in the men's champs, Cian O'Reilly went on to win the duathlon national series while Lorraine Carey took second in both the duathlon champs and the duathlon national series.

We would also be seeing a lot more of Carolyn Hayes and Kieran Jackson, who occupied the third step of the podium at the national champs, as both athletes went on to be two of the strongest competitors in the Super Series later in the summer. 

Men's Podium Mondello 2016

Duathlon National Championships - Men's Podium

1BryanMcCrystal
2CianO'Reilly
3KieranJackson

Women's Podium Mondello 2016

Duathlon National Championships - Women's Podium

1HeatherFoley
2LorraineCarey
3CarolynHayes

Connemara Duathlon Start

Duathlon National Series - Men's Overall Podium 

1CianO'Reilly
2ChrisMintern
3GavinCorey

Ashford Duathlon 2016 1

Duathlon National Series - Women's Overall  Podium 

1HeatherFoley
2LorraineCarey
3BronaghAdams

Duathlon Champs and National Series Awards

All category winners in the Duathlon National Champs and National Series will receive their medals at the Triathlon Ireland Awards night in Dublin's Marker Hotel on November 26th. Tickets for the night have been selling strongly and the event is expected to sell out so don't delay in purchasing yours.

Men's Start Mondello 2016

Duathlon National Championships - Men's Age Group Winners

18- 191CillianTierney
2N/A
20-241CianO'Reilly
2KieranJackson
3GavinCorey
25-291N/A
30-341JohnGreaney
2PeterTuohy
3Brendan gMurphy
35-391BryanMcCrystal
2LiamDunne
3NoelKavanagh
40-441WilliamByrne
2BrendanBuck
3JasonTravers
45-491BrianMc Bride
2PhilipSmith
3AlasdairConway
50-541BrianCunningham
2AllenSlevin
3DavidFagan
55-591John joeRogers
2PaulLe Blanc
3LiamO'Riain
60-641N/A
65-691EdSmith

Women's Start Mondello 2016

Duathlon National Championships - Women's Age Group Winners

18-191N/A
20-241N/A
25-291Carolyn MariaHayes
2BarbaraDunne
3JoanneFlanagan
30-341HeatherFoley
2LizanneBarnwall
3CathyKenneally
35-391LorraineCarey
2BronaghAdams
3SiobhanMurtagh
40-441GeraldineGill
2EilisNi Dhuill
3N/A
45-491MarieBoyle
2DeniseCompton
3SiobhanForman
50-541HannahShields
2HazelCraigie
3EimearMathews
55-591MajellaNí Chríocháin
2N/A
3N/A

Ashford Duathlon 2016 3

Duathlon National Series - Men's Age Group Winners

20-241CianO'Reilly
2ChrisMintern
3GavinCorey
25-291N/A
30-341JohnGreaney
2PaulMagee
3AustinDenis
35-391GeraldTroy
2JohnWhelan
3GavinCrawford
40-441WilliamByrne
2JasonTravers
3MichaelKing
45-491AlasdairConway
2PhilipSmith
3BrianMcBride
50-541JohnJoyce
2CathalRoarty
3AllenSlevin
55-591John JoeRogers
2GaryMoralee
3LiamO'Riain
60-641EdSmith

Race Start Naas Duathlon Feb 2016 

Duathlon National Series - Women's Age Group Winners

25-291BarbaraDunne
2JoanneFlanagan
3CaoimheCasey
30-341HeatherFoley
2CathyKenneally
3LizanneBarnwall
35-391LorraineCarey
2BronaghAdams
3SiobhanMurtagh
40-441GeraldineGill
2N/A
3N/A
45-491MarieBoyle
2DeniseCompton
3NadineGray
50-541HannahShields
2HazelCraigie
3EimearMathews
55-591MajellaNi Chriochain
2N/A
3N/A