Super Series Points Update - Rnd 4

The fifth and final round of the 2017 Super Series takes place at Pulse Port Beach in Clogerhead on Saturday.

Ahead of it, we look at the current leaders and round up the various Super Series tables.

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Men's Cat 1 Table

Despite missing DCT, Aichlinn O'Reilly retains his top spot in the men's Cat 1 league table, as does second placed athlete Rory Sexton. 

Sebastian Helka moves up one spot in to third however, with Brendan Crawford dropping one place to fourth. Behind him, much of the Cat 1 League remains largely unchanged with just Brian Glynn coming in at 13th place.

A top ten result for O'Reilly at Pulse Port Beach Triathlon this weekend would guarantee him the Cat 1 Super Series victory but if O'Reilly has a bad day and finishes outside of the top athletes, he could in theory at least be overtaken by any of the athletes in the top seven of the Cat 1 table.

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Men's Cat 2 Table

In the men's Cat 2 table, Ben Ryan has jumped from 4th to 1st thanks to his superb 5th place at DCT. Behind him, James Mintern moves up one place to 2nd overall while the other main mover is Tom McEnery, who moves from 16th to 9th.

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Women's Cat 1 Table

In the women's Cat 1 table, Ailbhe Carroll and Kirsten Huysamen might well be watching on for results from Pulse Port Beach with some nervousness.

They occupy positions one and two in the league but with neither down to race Pulse, they could be overtaken by 3rd placed Ellen Murphy, 4th placed Heather Foley and 5th placed Erin McConnell.

A top six result for Foley - the overwhelming favourite at Pulse - would give her the series victory but there's plenty for Murphy to race for too as a top six would catapult her above Carroll and Huysamen.

Women's Cat 2

The women's Cat 2 competition has seen some superb racing this summer, with leader Elizabeth Carr and second placed Caron Ryan both having breakthrough seasons. Both women, and fourth placed Lauren Strange will be battling it out at Pulse (3rd placed Eva Spencer is not due to race) but with a lead of 180 points, all Carr has to do is finish five places ahead of her rivals to take the league title.

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 Club Rankings

A total of 30 clubs have contested this year's series and with one round to go, Predator TC have overtaken Belpark to move in to a lead of 700 points. Third placed Limerick lie more than 2,000 points back, which means that, as it has been for the entire season, the battle for the club title is a two horse race.

With three athletes eligible to score in each round, Predator have a slight numerical advantage thanks to their renowned youth system that sees no fewer than five junior and U23 triathletes start the men's and women's Super Series races at Pulse Port Beach.

Belpark have two men and two women however, so it's all to play for in the final round - providing both clubs can get their best men and women to the start line.

The battle for third place in the club rankings is even closer - a mere 57.6 points separate Limerick in third from Westport in 4th. Disastrously for Limerick, they have no athletes racing the Super Series at Pulse so any result at all from Westport's sole athlete Aichlinn O'Reilly will see his club move in to third.