Race Report: 23rd Annual Carrick on Suir Triathlon

In this guest post, Carrick on Suir Triathlon Club tells us about their recent sprint distance race which is one of the longest running triathlon events in the country. 

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The banks of the River Suir was once again the setting for the Carrick on Suir Sprint Triathlon 2016, the race is now in its 23rd year and draws a large number of triathletes from around the country and is also one of the preferred races for first time participants to the world of triathlon.

Woods Wins Again

All eyes were on Trevor Woods from the off, Trevor is a seasoned campaigner of the race and has won it on numerous occasions in the past, and this was justified as he emerged first out of the water followed closely by Carrick on Suir Junior Cian O’Keeffe. The bike course mixed up the standings a little with Trevor again returning in first place but with Paul Ogle of Waterford Tri Club and Enda Bagnall of Edenderry TC close behind. This was to be the eventual placing as there were no positional changes on the flat fast 5km route through the streets of Carrick on Suir.

  1. Trevor Woods – Cork TC
  2. Paul Ogle – Waterford TC
  3. Enda Bagnall – Edenderry TC

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Compton Too Strong

Just as in the men’s race the women’s race was a hotly contested affair, Denise Compton was the favourite from the whistle. There was not much in the swim between the first bunch out of the water but is was a strong bike leg that gave Denise the slight advantage she needed on the run to take her second win of the weekend having already won the “Pat Keogh Construction ITri” hosted by Ennis TC lest that 24hrs before.

  • Denise Compton
  • Marie Boland – Belpark TC
  • Katie Hickson – Cork TC

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JUNIOR EVENT

The Junior event was a clean sweep for the local club with both Cian O’Keeffe (6th place overall) and Courtney Power from the Carrick club taking top honours, Cian is a member of the TI youth academy and had the second fastest swim time on the day only 6 seconds behind the eventual winner Trevor Woods. For Courtney it was her first triathlon and clocked in an impressive swim time which was the fastest female time of the day over 30 seconds ahead of the winner Denise Compton

The club would like to thank the many local business who supported the “Carrick on Suir Triathlon Club’s Sprint Distance triathlon 2016. Without the help of these local businesses we would not be able to host such a successful event, in particular ChiaBia and O’K Cycles & Sports for their continued support and help on the day.

 For further information about the triathlon club's training and events search Carrick on Suir Triathlon Club on Facebook.

Race results are now available on http://www.redtagtiming.com/