Doherty and Foley Make Winning a Habit

Sligo NS Pool Sprint 2

Sligo Pool Sprint

Con Doherty and Heather Foley added yet another victory to their growing list of wins in 2016 over the weekend as they came home in 1st place at the Sligo Pool Sprint triathlon.

Doherty, who is back home following a winter of training in Australia and racing on the international ITU circuit, won the race by almost 2 minutes over his fellow Westport man Aichlinn O'Reilly.

But with just one second separating the pair on the swim and a further single second separating them on the bike, it wasn't until the run leg that Doherty pulled clear, running an impressive 15:59min over 5km to seal victory.

O'Reilly managed to hold off a fast finishing Kieran Jackson to take 2nd place by half a minute, with Jackson posting the second quickest run split of the day to take third.

Sligo NS Pool Sprint Men's Podium

In the women's race, newly crowned National Duathlon Champ for 2016, Heather Foley took control soon after getting on the bike to pull ahead of the field and comfortably post the quickest bike and run splits of the day. The battle for second place was hotly contested with junior athlete Caron Ryan just pipping Joanne Flanagan by 14secs.

Provisional results can be found here and we have a great gallery of images captured on the day by TI Media photographer Martin Jancek.

Sligo Pool Sprint Triathlon 2016

Duathlon National Series Continues

One day earlier in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, Killian Heery and Mary Laverty picked up maximum points in the second last race of the 2016 Duathlon National Series.

The quickest bike split of the day ensured former Duathlon National Champion Heery crossed the finish line 3mins ahead of 2nd placed John Whelan in the standard distance event. Mark Conaty finished in third place a further one minute back.

In the women's race, Mary Laverty put in the quickest splits across all three legs of the race and crossed the line with a winning time of 2:15:11. In second place was Bronagh Adams, who currently lies in third place overall in the 2016 Duathlon National Series. Bronze medal position at Ballybay went to Helen White.

Provisional results for the race can be found here and the final race of the 2016 Duathlon National Series will take place with the Tribesman Duathlon in Galway on May 7th.

Muckno Ballybay Duathlon 2016