Weekend Round Up April 22nd-23rd

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Heery and Wilson Win Final Round of Duathlon National Series 2017

In Dublin, the 2017 Duathlon National Series was brought to a close on Saturday morning with the Phoenix Park Duathlon.

Current series leader Killian Heerey and Ciara Wilson both won with convincing victories, leading from start to finish over the 5km first run, the 12km bike circuit and the 2.5km finishing run.

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In the women's race, Ciara Wilson's (pictured first L-R above) run pace was too much for the rest of the field as she crossed the line with more than two minutes to spare. The race for 2nd place was tighter as Ciara O'Neill (3rd L-R above) edged out Olivia Ní Shuilleabhaín (2nd L-R above) by 29secs across the 70min race to claim second place.

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In the men's race, Michael Reilly put in two great run splits to claim second place, just over one minute behind race winner Heery while there was a similar gap back to Paddy Peters who finished in third place.

More than 275 people participated in the event which was organised by Belpark Triathlon Club. Provisional results are available on MyRunResults.com and will be confirmed once they appear in the Race Results section of the triathlonireland.com

The full results from the 2017 Duathlon National Series will also be available shortly on the Series Rankings page and a full list of overall and age category winners will be posted to the News Section of triathlonireland.com.

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Joey Hannon Triathlon

The University of Limerick 50m pool was packed the following morning for the ever popular Joey Hannon Triathlon.

Limerick Triathlon Club ran races across Try-a-Tri, Try-a-Tri Junior, Sprint and Standard (Olympic) distances, providing something for all athletes to get their triathlon season underway.

Enda Bagnall and Celia Davin won the Olympic distance event ahead of Brendan Crawford (2nd), Peter Kern (3rd); and Ann Marie Power (2nd) and Denise Compton (3rd) in the men's and women's races respectively.

In the sprint distance event, Kirsten Huysamen finished a full 6mins ahead of the rest of the women's field and was the fourth quickest athlete across the entire race. Kathryn Fahy (2nd) and Lisa Horgan (3rd) made it an all-Limerick podium at their home race.

Darren Dunne won the men's sprint race with a superb 09:15min 750m swim, coupled with the quickest bike and run splits of the day. Junior athlete Cathal Brown finished second with Gerald Troy claiming third place.

David Sheehan and Jenny Mularkey won the Try-a-Tri race with David O'Brien and Sinead Sexton Renton in second place; and Kate Sayers and Ed O'Farrell finishing third.

Sabian Kulcznyskia and Ella Doherty won the Junior Try-a-Tri, with Ella the second quickest athlete in the entire race. Conor Ahern and Bobby Reynolds came home in second place in the boys race while Carla Griffin and Emma Boyle finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the girls race.

Full results from Joey Hannon are available on sportsplits.com

Letterkenny Triathlon

In Donegal, Luke McCarron and Aoife Wilson won the sprint distance Letterkenny Pool Triathlon. Carsten Herboth and Emmett Mullan came home in 2nd and 3rd places respectively while junior athletes Shauna McFadden and Eadaoin Kelly finished 2nd and 3rd in the women's race.

Provisional results here