The Year in Review: BMW Duathlon National Series

Duathlon National Series 2019

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.

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Woods wins

Becky Woods_BelparkDuathlon2019

Becky 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!

Barbara Dunne_Duathlon NC 2019

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_Tramore Duathlon 2019

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 ten

1Becky WoodsPiranha TC2272.5
2Barbara Dunne2203.125
3Ciara Wilson2191.453
4Olivia McCartinAthlone TC2031.032
5Jennifer O'SullivanBelpark TC1693.641
6Siobhan MurtaghLough Key TC1558.635
7Siobhan Kennedy1532.223
8Dympna KellyLough Key TC1525.065
9Donna MahonBelpark TC1457.256
10Fiona ManganGalway TC1351.985

2019 WOMEN'S BMW DUATHLON NATIONAL SERIES: AGE GROUP WINNERS

20-24
1Fiona ManganGalway TC
25-29
1Ciara Wilson
2Jennifer O'SullivanBelpark TC
3Katie DevinGalway TC
30-34
1Becky WoodsPiranha
2Barbara Dunne
3Jennifer HennebryWaterford TC
35-39
1Sarah StapletonPulse TC
2Joanna ButlerPulse TC
3Heather O'BrienMallow TC
40-44
1Olivia McCartinAthlone TC
2Siobhan MurtaghLough Key TC
3Dympna KellyLough Key TC
45-49
1Donna MahonBelpark TC
2Helen FrenchBelpark TC
3Sarah White
50-54
1Denise ComptonClonmel TC
2Diane CordnerLisburn TC
3Marie StauntonDrogheda TC
55-59
1Siobhan Kennedy
2Ruth McKee
3Anne Morrissey

Daryl Kearns wins men's BMW DUATHlon national series

Daryl Kearns_Sligo Duathlon2019

The 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.

Marc Flavin_Tramore Duathlon 2019

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.

Brendan Buck_Tramore Duathlon 2019

MEN'S BMW DUATHLON NATIONAL SERIES 2019: TOP TEN

1Daryl KearnsTried & Tested TC2138.953
2Marc FlavinTried & Tested TC2024.687
3Brendan BuckWicklow TC1552.341
4Gerald TroyEnnis TC1525.065
5Raymond LonerganKilkenny TC1457.256
6Enda BagnallEdenderry TC1423.601
7Shane PowerTried & Tested TC1347.963
8Jonathan ButlerPulse TC1283.2
9David CoyleQUB TC1195.152
10Ciaran Steed1157.985

2019 men's BMW Duathlon National Series: Age Group Winners

20-24
1Jonathan NangleTri an Mhi
25-29
1Matthew CarrollHyper Speed TC
30-34
1Shane PowerTried & Tested
2David Coyle QUB TC
3Conor GathGalway TC
35-39
1Daryl KearnsTried & Tested
2Marc FlavinTried & Tested
3Raymond LonerganKilkenny TC
40-44
1Gerald TroyEnnis TC
2Enda BagnallEdenderry TC
3Ciaran Steed
45-49
1Brendan BuckWicklow TC
2Martin Kirwan
3Ernest Asensio BlancoTri an Mhi
50-54
1Peter McConvilleNewry TC
2Sam CordnerLisburn TC
3Robert Whyte
55-59
1Michael MackenAthlone TC
60-64
1John Joe Rogers

PICTURE GALLERIES & RACE REPORTS

Catch 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.