Duathlon National Series - Weekend Round Up

Ennis Duathlon 2018

With two races in the National Series, it was a busy weekend for duathlon in Munster. Two sprint distance events took place, Clonakilty Duathlon run by West Cork Triathlon Club and Ennis Duathlon run by Ennis Triathlon Club.

Dunne and Turner return to the podium 

Fresh from the podium at the National Duathlon Championships in Letterkenny two weeks ago, both Barbara Dunne and Colm Turner took wins in their respective races at Ennis Duathlon.

Ennis Duathlon 2018_1

In the women's race, Barbara Dunne put in her usual fast run splits to take the win with Olivia McCartin taking second place 90 seconds behind Dunne. Marie Boyle completed the race in third place a further 40 seconds back after posting the quickest bike split of the female race with 21:29.

Ennis Duathlon Mens Podium

Colm Turner showed his good form after his recent return to the sport, improving on his third place at the National Championships to win the sprint distance men's race in Ennis Duathlon. Turner and eventual second finisher John Greaney arrived into T1 just one second apart but Turner was able to pull away on the bike and put a further 30 seconds between himself and Greaney. Rory Sexton put in a solid second run to move into third on the last leg of the race.

Clonakilty Duathlon 2018

Another National Duathlon Championship medalist in form this weekend was Ciara Wilson, who took the win in the women's race at the Clonakilty Duathlon run by West Cork Triathlon Club.

Ciara Wilson - West Cork Duathlon

Wilson won the women's race a resounding six and half minutes ahead of her nearest rival, Catherine Terry. In third place in the women's race was Claire Moriarty, 54 seconds behind second placed Terry.

In the men's race in Clonakilty, Cathal O Donnabhin lead from the start, finishing in a time of 56:42 and over one minute ahead of second placed Marc Flavin. Shane Power completed the sprint distance event in third place.

Photos: West Cork Triathlon Club and Ennis Triathlon Club