BMW Duathlon National Series Race Report - Battle of Ballinspittle

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A wet and cold west Cork day greeted participants at the Battle of Ballinspittle Duathlon on Easter Monday, 2 April. Spirits weren't dampened however and 73 set out on the sprint distance race, organised by Kinsale Triathlon Club. The undulating course consisted of a 3km run, 18km bike and a 5km run.

Battle of Ballinspittle Duathlon 2018 Group Pic

MARK NOLAN LEADS THE MEN'S FIELD

Things were tight at the top of the men's race coming off the first three kilometre run with Raymond Lonergan leading ahead of a chasing pack of Tomás Kenefick, Donncha Kiely and Mark Nolan. Unfortunately a mechanical out on the bike course ended the race for Lonergan. Both Marc Flavin and Mark Nolan put in quick bike legs to put some distance between them and the rest of the field.

Battle of Ballinspittle Duathlon Nolan & Kiely Run

Out on the five kilometre trail run Cork Triathlon Club's Mark Nolan put in a strong effort to take the win in 1:01:11 from Marc Flavin, just over a minute behind with Nolan's clubmate Donncha Kiely in third.

Battle of Ballinspittle Duathlon - Mens Podium

Terry quickest on the bike

Battle of Ballinspittle Duathlon 2018 CTerry Run

Catherine Terry of Midleton Cycling and Triathlon Club was quickest of the women over the 18 kilometre bike leg and it proved influential in the overall results. Killarney Triathlon Club's Claire Moriarty led off the first run, 11 seconds ahead of Katie Devin with Catherine Terry a further 43 seconds back. 

Battle of Ballinspittle Duathlon

A strong bike put Terry into the lead by a minute and she held onto this lead over the trail run with Moriarty second and Katie Devin (Galway Triathlon Club) in third.

Battle of Ballinspittle Run Start

Full results can be found on the Core Timing website here.

BMW Duathlon National Series results after five rounds.

Battle

Check out the TI Facebook Gallery of the event. All pictures are by Damien Jackson, you can see more on his website.