National Duathlon Championships 2018 - Race Preview

National Duathlon Champs 2017 Group Run

The National Duathlon Championships 2018 will take place in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on Sunday, 11th March and are being hosted this year by 24/7 Triathlon Club.

The race briefing for the National Championship race is scheduled to take place at 9.05am with the race start at 9.30am. Full details of the can be found in the race briefing here.

the course

The race is being run over standard distance and will consist of a 10k run, a 40k cycle and finish with a 5k run.

Full course details can be found on 24/7 Triathlon Club's website here.

Letterkenny Duathlon 2016

the contenders

This year's event sees some of the best duathletes in the country head to the north west of the country to compete to become National Champion.

The start list for the women's race contains more than a few names that could contend for the title in what promises to be an exciting race.

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women's Start list

Marie Boyle
Lorraine Carrabin
Breda Daly
Katie Devin
Majellla Diskin
Fiona Donnellan
Eimer Dowds
Barbara Dunne
Heather Foley
Siobhan Forman
Hannah Gibney
Geraldine Gill
Jackie Kelly
Dympna Kelly
Natasha Kelly
Siobhan Kennedy
Sonia Knox
Hilkka Kontro
Sarah Lane
Fionnuala Larkin

Helen Leonard

Claire Ludlow
Olivia McCartin
Laura McMunn
Lynn Mcneill
Denise Molloy
Claire Moriarty
Ellen Murphy
Siobhan Murtagh
Majella Ní Chríocháin
Bronagh O'Gara
Ciara O'Neill
Aoife Reilly
Gemma Skeath
Sarah Stapleton
Lauren Strange
Catherine Terry
Maggie Vahey
Helen White
Joanne White
Ciara Wilson

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With a large entry for the men's race, there are some big names amongst the field of 120.

men's start list

Sean Allis
Owen Barron
Ralph Barron
Sam Bogan
Emmet Boyle
Richard Bradley
Pat Brady
Ian Brankin
Andrew Brennan
John Bruton
Brendan Buck
Stuart Bulloch
Eddie Butt
William Byrne
Gerard Byrne
Gerard Callaghan
Matthew Carroll
Paul Carroll
Michael Carroll
Dermot Connolly
Andrew Connolly
Trevor Corcoran
Niall Cornyn
Kieran Cosgrove
Kieran Coyle
David Coyle
Brendan Crawford
Derek Croal
Paul Dermody
Joe Doherty
Raymond Doherty
Constantine Doherty
Stephen Donnelly
Jonathan Edwards
Owen Falconer
Ray Farrelly
Arthur Fitzgerald
Marc Flavin
Ray Flynn
Conor Gath
Thomas Gillespie
Peter Gilmore
Michael John Gombart
John Greaney
Edward Harkin
David Hawcroft
Tommy Hill
John Hodge
Donnacha Holmes
Brian Jacob
Daryl Kearns
John Kelliher
Brendan Kelly
Cormac Kelly
Dylan Kennedy
John Kenny
Peter Kern
Andrew Kirk
Martin Kirwan
Dermot Logue
Raymond Lonergan
Alan Ludlow
Michael Macken
Ciaran Madden
Conor Maguire
Brendan McBride
Brian McBride
Sean McFadden
Frankie McGinley
Brian McLaughlin
Sean McLoughlin
Donnacha McCarthy
Shaun Mcdevitt
Seamus McGarrell
Damian McGoohan
Féidhlim McGowan
Matthew McKinley
Peter Mclaughlin
Sean Mclaughlin
Aidan McMoreland
Ray McNamara
Padraic Mcvann
Diarmuid Meldon
Ramunas Meskauskas
Brendan Monaghan
Gary Moralee
David Murillo
Christopher Murray
Declan Murray
Jonathan Nangle
Damien Ó Dónaill
Nigel O'Sullivan
Paul O'Brien
Declan O'Donoghue
Paul O'Gara
Noel O'Regan
Liam O'Riain
Billy Orr
Philip Owens
Michael Phillips
Shane Power
Ronan Queally
Michael Reilly
Clifford Rodgers
Mark Rodgers
Mark Rushby
Michael Russell
Domnick Sharkey
Ciaran Steed
Stephen Sweeney
Martin Temple
Conor Tiernan
Cillian Tierney
Barry Tinney
Ciaran Tobin
Jason Travers
Gerard Turbitt
Colm Turner
Gavin Ward
Liam Williams

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