Connemara Duathlon 2016

Connemara Duathlon Start

Greaney Wins Men's Race

John Greaney of Galway’s Team Hurt Locker won the Conamara Duathlon for the second consecutive year in An Cheathrú Rua, Galway on Saturday [27 February]. The race, organised by Connemara’s triathlon club, TríSpórt, was part of Triathlon Ireland’s National Duathlon Series.

Greaney took advantage of the beautiful conditions, scrubbing over two minutes from his the time in last year’s wind and rain-swept race. This time, Greaney lead point to point, dominating the two hilly 3.5km runs, and the 21km cycle.

Omagh Tri Club’s Gavin Corey finished second, with the organising club’s latest recruit, Stephen Donnelly of TríSpórt, finishing third.

Connemara Men's Podium

Carey Claims Women's Title

Lorraine Carey of Ballina’s Liquid Motion Tri Club, dominated the women’s race, finishing seventh overall and with an excess of a four minute margin on Geraldine Gill’s second place. Barbara Dunne of Team Hurt Locker finished third.

Connemara Women's Podium

Vahey Best Junior

Ben Vahey of Predator Tri Club was the first junior home and Ronan Dirrane in second. Galway Tri Club’s Martin Divilly was the first male over 40 finisher, and Hannah Shields of Northwest Triathlon club first female over 40.

“We were delighted with the quality of the race and the quality of the athletes,” said Race Director, Rónán Mac Con Iomaire. “The Conamara Duathlon’s National Series status over the past two years has resulted in a significant increase in the standard of competition, and we’re delighted to be able to welcome some of the finest athletes in the country to An Cheathrú Rua.”

Full results can be found here

A gallery of images taken by from TI photographer is available here