National Points Update

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There are now just a handful of races left in the 2016 season and the rankings in the Super Series; the National Series; and the club rankings are almost complete.

But that's not to say there isn't time to disrupt the current order - as with previous years, the 2016 rankings in many of the competitions could come down to the very last races of the season - Pulse Post Beach for the Super Series and The Lost Sheep; Blacksod; Jailbreak and Pulse Port Beach for the National Series.

DCT 2016 Women's Podium

Women's Super Series

Heather Foley has a healthy lead at the top of the women's Super Series. Her haul of 3,128.125 points, which she amassed in the first four races of the season has allowed her sit out the last round of racing. However Carolyn Hayes's battling second place at last weekend's Dublin City Triathlon has seen her move in to second place on 2,572 points despite having only completed three of the four races she can score points from.

This means that Hayes could clinch the series with a podium finish at the last race of the season.

With Foley's lowest replaceable score being 647.5 points for third place at City of Derry, the only way she could prevent this from happening would be to race Pulse and finish second or better.

Of course, Foley could take the gamble that Hayes won't podium - anything less than top three for Hayes will see Foley take the Series title, regardless of whether she races of not.

Ellen Murphy lies in third on 2,441.633 points.

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Men's Super Series

In the men's Super Series, Darren Dunne has the series sealed off - he's the clear leader on 3,197.5 points, ahead of Cillian Tierney on 2,830 points and Eoin Lyons on 2,398.572 points. 

Chris Mintern has the potential to move in to the top three on the final race of the series - he is currently on 2,254.017 points but with just three races completed, he could increase this score by as much as 700 points with a win at Pulse Port Beach and so move in to second place.

Another man who could make a move on the final day is Barney McCullagh. He has amassed 1847.76 points from just three races and so could move in to third place if he placed first or second at Pulse Port Beach.

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Super Series Club Mixed Rankings

GoTri currently lead the Super Series club rankings, which count the accumulative total from each club's top two males and top female in every race. GoTri's haul of 7223 points puts them just over 1,000 points ahead of Lisburn Triathlon Club with Belpark in third a further 331 points behind. 

 

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Vodafone National Series

With literally dozens of Age Group categories being contested in the Vodafone National Series, there are too many points races to detail here. Hundreds of athletes are contesting this year''s National Series - head to the Series Rankings page and use the drop down menus to see the latest rankings for each age group.

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Junior National Series

In the Junior National Series for athletes aged under 17, the battle for the top male spot appears to be a two way race between current leader James Mintern (460.74 points) and Ronan Dirrane (448 points). Liam O'Braonain lies in third place on 391 points.

Laura Strange has a commanding lead in the female Junior National Series rankings with her total of 441.798 points giving her a cushion over second placed athlete Éadaoin O'Raw on 296.524. Eva Spencer holds third place on 216.021 points.

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Vodafone National Series Club Rankings

The Vodafone Club Series mixed category couldn't be tighter with Piranha Triathlon Club holding a mere 25 point lead over Wicklow Triathlon Club. Cork Triathlon Club lie in third place just 15 points further behind.

In fact, with four races still left to go, less than 250 points separate tenth from first in the mixed category of Vodafone Club Series, raising the prospect of a very exciting scramble at the tail end of the season.

Piranha also leads the men's club rankings on 2756 points - 176 points ahead of second placed Pulse Triathlon Club. Belpark are a close third just 18 points further back.

The women's Vodafone Club Series is the tightest of all the battles - just 45 points separate first (GoTri) from third (Belpark) with Cork Triathlon Club in second place. And none of the top three can afford to relax with Wicklow and Pulse less than 65 points further back.