Mintern and Dunne Win in Cork, Para Podium in SA

Mintern Makes it Four in a Row

Just two weeks after victory at the Banner Duathlon in Co. Clare, Chris Mintern was on the top of the podium again last weekend, taking first place in the Moby Dick duathlon near Youghal in East Cork.

The TI Development Squad athlete has now won all four duathlons he has entered this year and will be on everyone's favourites' list when he lines out at the National Duathlon Championships in Mondello Park on April 2nd.

Moby Dick Duathlon 2016 Men's Podium

The Corkman led from start to finish, putting in an impressive 16.20min split for the second run leg.

Paul Ogle of Waterford Triathlon Club came home in 2nd place, thanks in part to the fastest bike split of the day while 3rd place was secured by local at South Coast Triathlon Club member Sebastian Helka.

Dunne Win Women's Race

In the women's race, Barbara Dunne had a comfortable victory to add to her 2nd place at Ashford Sprint duathlon at the start of this month and her 3rd place at the Connemara Duathlon in February. In second at the Moby Dick event was Denise Compton from Tipperary Triathlon Club while Evelyn Cashman took 3rd place for the organisers, South Coast Triathlon Club.

Moby Dick Duathlon 2016 -

A full gallery of images from the race is available on Martin Jancek's Flickr Page

Omagh Duathlon

Up North, Gavin Corey added to his podiums this year at the Connemara (2nd) and Letterkenny (3rd) duathlons by winning the Omagh Sprint Duathlon. Corey is currently in 2nd place overall in the provisional rankings for the Duathlon National Series and will be another man to watch at the national championships. He was followed home by junior athlete Odhran McKane (2nd) and Chris McGuigan (3rd). The women's race was won by Cathy Cunningham with Lucy McDermot in 2nd place and Carmel Lynch in 3rd.

National Duathlon Championships

Although there are just two weeks to go before the National Duathlon Championships, it's still not too late to get an entry for what promises to be an exciting race. For the first time ever the duathlon championships will be draft legal this year, making the race more strategic and harder to predict than before.

Entries can he found through the events section of our website which is also the place for Junior Sprint-, Kids' Sprint- and Youth Sprint-National Championship entries.

Turbett 3rd in South Africa

Meanwhile the Triathlon Ireland High Performance paratriathlon team were in action at the Buffalo City ITU event in South Africa on Sunday. Garrett Turbett finished in the bronze medal position in the PT3 category for the sprint distance event. Catherine Walsh and her pilot Fran Meehan came home in 5th place in the women's PT5 category while Aidan McGlynn finished 7th in a competitive field in the men's PT4 race.

Para Squad in SA