The Year in Review: BMW Duathlon National Series The 2019 BMW Duathlon National Series - eight races to decide the country's best duathletes! This year's series started in January with the first Galco Naas Duathlon and ended at Belpark Triathlon Club's Phoenix Park Duathlon on 27th April. Over 700 athletes hit the start line to run, bike, run against the best in their age group with Becky Woods and Daryl Kearns winning this year's series.In the BMW Duathlon National Series, scoring is based off an athlete’s best two series results plus the Duathlon National Championships held this year at Sligo Duathlon.We review the men's and women's series below and list all of the Age Group podium athletes from 20-24 right up to 60-64. Everyone on this list will be honoured at the Triathlon Ireland Annual Awards in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin on November 23rd.Tickets are on sale now - don't delay - this event sells out quickly! Woods winsBecky Woods has had a memorable second season in multisport, winning the women's BMW Duathlon National Series and finishing third in this year's BMW Triathlon National Series. A win at Phoenix Park Duathlon and seconds at the Duathlon National Champs and the Battle of Ballinspittle secured this year's series for Woods. Incredibly, this year's Duathlon National Championships in Sligo was Becky Woods' first duathlon!Claiming third in this year's Duathlon National Champs aided Barbara Dunne in taking second spot in this year's BMW National Duathlon Series. A win in Ballinspittle and second at the Athy Flat Out Duathlon rounded out Dunne's season.Ciara Wilson had the most wins in the series, topping the podium at Athy Flat Out Duathlon, the first Galco Naas Duathlon and at the Eirgen Tramore Duathlon. Fourth place in this year's National Champs earned Wilson 791.453 points and third place in this year's women's BMW Duathlon National Series. women's BMW DUATHLON NATIONAL SERIES 2019: Top ten1Becky WoodsPiranha TC2272.52Barbara Dunne2203.1253Ciara Wilson2191.4534Olivia McCartinAthlone TC2031.0325Jennifer O'SullivanBelpark TC1693.6416Siobhan MurtaghLough Key TC1558.6357Siobhan Kennedy1532.2238Dympna KellyLough Key TC1525.0659Donna MahonBelpark TC1457.25610Fiona ManganGalway TC1351.9852019 WOMEN'S BMW DUATHLON NATIONAL SERIES: AGE GROUP WINNERS20-241Fiona ManganGalway TC25-291Ciara Wilson2Jennifer O'SullivanBelpark TC3Katie DevinGalway TC30-341Becky WoodsPiranha2Barbara Dunne3Jennifer HennebryWaterford TC35-391Sarah StapletonPulse TC2Joanna ButlerPulse TC3Heather O'BrienMallow TC40-441Olivia McCartinAthlone TC2Siobhan MurtaghLough Key TC3Dympna KellyLough Key TC45-491Donna MahonBelpark TC2Helen FrenchBelpark TC3Sarah White50-541Denise ComptonClonmel TC2Diane CordnerLisburn TC3Marie StauntonDrogheda TC55-591Siobhan Kennedy2Ruth McKee3Anne MorrisseyDaryl Kearns wins men's BMW DUATHlon national seriesThe 2019 men's BMW Duathlon Series was ultimately decided at the Duathlon National Championships in Sligo. Tried & Tested TC clubmates Daryl Kearns and Marc Flavin each had a win and a second place heading into the championship race. The pair had alternated podium spots at Athy Flat Out Duathlon, where Kearns won and Galco Naas Duathlon, where Flavin won.Daryl Kearns finished fourth at the Duathlon National Championships and Marc Flavin sixth, meaning that Kearns secured enough points to take the win in this year's BMW Duathlon National Series.Wicklow Triathlon Club's Brendan Buck finished third in this year's series. Buck's best result came when finishing second in a competitive field at the Phoenix Park Duathlon, the last race of the series. An early season top ten finish at the Galco Naas Duathlon and 13th at the National Championships completed Brendan's points tally after a busy duathlon season - six of the eight races in this year's BMW Duathlon National Series.MEN'S BMW DUATHLON NATIONAL SERIES 2019: TOP TEN1Daryl KearnsTried & Tested TC2138.9532Marc FlavinTried & Tested TC2024.6873Brendan BuckWicklow TC1552.3414Gerald TroyEnnis TC1525.0655Raymond LonerganKilkenny TC1457.2566Enda BagnallEdenderry TC1423.6017Shane PowerTried & Tested TC1347.9638Jonathan ButlerPulse TC1283.29David CoyleQUB TC1195.15210Ciaran Steed1157.9852019 men's BMW Duathlon National Series: Age Group Winners20-241Jonathan NangleTri an Mhi25-291Matthew CarrollHyper Speed TC30-341Shane PowerTried & Tested2David Coyle QUB TC3Conor GathGalway TC35-391Daryl KearnsTried & Tested2Marc FlavinTried & Tested3Raymond LonerganKilkenny TC40-441Gerald TroyEnnis TC2Enda BagnallEdenderry TC3Ciaran Steed45-491Brendan BuckWicklow TC2Martin Kirwan3Ernest Asensio BlancoTri an Mhi50-541Peter McConvilleNewry TC2Sam CordnerLisburn TC3Robert Whyte55-591Michael MackenAthlone TC60-641John Joe RogersPICTURE GALLERIES & RACE REPORTSCatch up on the action from this year's BMW Duathlon National Series on the Triathlon Ireland Facebook Page, where you will find hundreds of images from the series. Race Reports can be found on the TI website.All the medalists will be presented with their silverware at the 2019 Triathlon Ireland Awards Night on the 23rd November 2019 in The Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Click here for tickets.