Pulse Port Beach Preview

Pulse 2016 3

Final Port of Call

A last chance to earn National- and Super Series points promises to make tomorrow's race at Pulse Port Beach a highly exciting finale to the 2016 season.

The increasingly popular race takes place in and around the flat and extremely quiet countryside near Clogherhead in Co, Louth - making the race a popular choice with beginners and athletes seeking a sprint PB.

In all, more than 600 age triathletes will compete tomorrow with the men's Super Series race kicking off proceedings at 11am. The women's Cat 1 athletes are next in to the water at 11:20am followed twenty minutes later by the first of three waves of age groupers, relay teams and paratriathletes. 

More information, including a race briefing is available on Pulse Triathlon Club's website.

As always, you can watch the race live on Triathlon Ireland's facebook page. We will also carry updates on twitter throughout the day.

Pulse 2015 1

Men's Field

In the men's race, the absence of Super Series regulars Chris Mintern and Darren Dunne leaves the race wide open. The chief beneficiaries should in theory be Cillian Tierney and Kieran Jackson. Both have already had podium finishes in this year's Super Series and should be looking to get a win to their names. In head to head battles Jackson has emerged stronger but Tierney - at the age of just 18 - has youth on his side.

Strong swim-bikers Brian Harris and Ross Higgins could make things interesting if they manage to create a gap between them and the majority of the field by T1. If Brendan Murphy manages to make it in to this group and is in touch with Tierney or Jackson watch out for a very exciting run finish. Others to watch tomorrow include Rory Sexton,  2014 Junior National Champion James Walton and Sebastian Helka.

Kieran

Jackson

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Emmett

Mullan

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Finbar

Mcgrady

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Niall

Cornyn

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Rory

Sexton

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James

Walton

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Luke

McCarron

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Ben

Vahey

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Marcus

Mcgowan

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Tiernan

Burke

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Cillian

Tierney

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Cian

O Keeffe

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Brian

Harris

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Joseph

Tannian

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Shane

Dunne

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Enda

Bagnall

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Ross

Higgins

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Liam

Murray

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Mick

Fogarty

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Sebastian

Helka

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Brendan

Murphy

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Pulse Women's Cat 1 Start 2016

Women's Field

Last year's winner Carolyn Hayes is again on the start list for 2016 and as always, will be a tough competitor to beat. Hayes will have to be on top form however with the presence of Heather Foley and GB teenager Emer Wintsch. Hayes, Foley and Wintsch all stood on the podium (in that order) at the National Sprint Championships back in July - a repeat result is a possibility tomorrow.

The fifth placed finisher that day - Niamh Corry will have a good opportunity to move up by a place or two in tomorrow's race. Corry is the most prominent of a number young athletes with superb swimming abilities that will make the race go fast from the start, others in this category include Orla Walsh, Caron Ryan and Niamh Staunton.

2015 Super Series winner Rachael Hawker has missed much of this season's races due to injury but is listed to start at Pulse. She finished third last year and depending on her fitness, Hawker has the ability to at least repeat this performance tomorrow. UK based Ailbhe Carroll, who finished fifth at City of Derry, is also making the journey back home for tomorrow's race and is definitely one to watch for her all round ability, as is Limerick Tri's Kirsten Huysamen. 

Niamh

Ryan

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Eimear

Mathews

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Rachel

Hawker

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Niamh

Corry

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Siobhan

Devlin

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Caron

Ryan

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Orla 

Walsh 

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Ailbhe

Carroll

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Emer

Wintsch

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Niamh

Staunton

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Caitlin

Mc donald

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Carolyn maria

Hayes

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Kirsten

Huysamen

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Ellen

Vitting

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Heather

Foley

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