The Year in Review: Standard Distance National Champs

Harbourman 2019 Generic Swim 2

This year's National Standard Distance Triathlon Championships were hosted by Wicklow Triathlon Club at the Base2Race Wicklow Harbourman Triathlon on July 7th.

We review the 2019 champs and list all of the Age Group podium athletes from 18-19 right up to 70-74. 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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Great conditions

Near perfect weather conditions for the second year running greeted athletes arriving in Wicklow for the 2019 National Standard Distance Champs, and a memorable day of triathlon got underway. With stacked fields in both the men's and women's races, over 400 triathletes took to the water of Wicklow Harbour vying for a chance at a national age group title as well as vital BMW Triathlon National Series points.

The swim course at Base2Race Harbourman is as enjoyable as they come, taking athletes outside the walls of the Harbour in crystal clear water for one 1500 metre  lap before heading out into the rolling Wicklow countryside for the 40 kilometre bike. The ten kilometre run takes athletes on an out and back leg before looping the town twice, taking in a challenging set of steps once on each lap.

second national title of 2019 for Walsh

In the women's race, Ailbhe Carroll led from the gun, having the quickest swim of the field and holding her lead on the bike. In the closing stages of the run Carroll's HupHup teammate Orla Walsh overtook her with 1800 metres to go. 

Racing in her first ever standard distance triathlon, UCD student Orla Walsh earned her second national title of the year, having won the Aquathlon National Championships earlier in the season. 

In the race for the bronze, Kim Hickey overtook Amy O’Keeffe and Emma Porter out on the run course to move into third and hold for the second five kilometres of the run. 

Orla Walsh_Harbourman 2019

Women's standard distance national championships podium

1OrlaWalsh
2AilbheCarroll
3KimHickeyPulse TC

Women's Podium Harbourman 2019

Women's Age group Standard Distance National Champions

20-241OrlaWalsh
2Niamh Corry 
Piranha TC
3RoisinDunne
Trilogy TC
25-291AilbheCarroll
2EmmaPorter
3AmyO'KeeffeCork TC
30-341KateFitzpatrick
Wicklow TC
2ClareDillonPulse TC
3JenniferHennebry
Waterford TC
35-391EllenMurphy
Belpark TC
2SarahStapletonPulse TC
3DeirdreMcAleer
Wicklow TC
40-441KimHickeyPulse TC
2OliviaMcCartin
Athlone TC
3EstherBayonPulse TC
45-491DonnaMahon
Belpark TC
2BredaDaly
Midland TC
3TaraJohnstonNaas TC
50-541Cathy
Cunningham
Omagh TC
2OrlaMcAndrew
Wicklow TC
3EileenO'Sullivan
Active Multisport TC
55-591SiobhanKennedy
2EimearMathewsTrilogy TC
3LizRouine
Piranha TC
60-641JuneMcMinn
Peninsula TC
2MajellaDiskin
3PatriciaEadie
Piranha TC
65-691BereniceMaher
Northwest TC
2CoraO'Mahony
3

two in a row for Chris Mintern

Eight days after he climbed the top step of the podium at the Middle Distance National Championships, Chris Mintern added a second national title to his list of achievements with an assured victory at Base2Race Harbourman Triathlon.

With Mintern leading from the off, the fight for the rest of the podium was in full flight when the rest of the men's field reached the run course. Bryan McCrystal, Con Doherty, Aaron Doherty, James Walton and Eoin Lyons were all in the mix. 2018 Standard Distance National Champ Con Doherty was first to open up a gap out of transition and put in one of the fastest run splits of the day to try and catch Chris Mintern. 

Moving up from fifth over the course of the 10km run, Eoin Lyons dug deep to take the third spot on the podium after finishing second to Mintern the week before at the Middle Distance National Championships at Sheephaven Half.

This victory meant that for a short period this summer Chris Mintern was the reigning sprint, standard and middle distance National Champion - a hugely impressive feat! 

Chris Mintern_Harbourman 2019

MEN'S STANDARD DISTANCE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS PODIUM

1Chris MinternCork TC
2ConstantineDohertyWestport TC
3EoinLyonsWaterford TC

Men's Podium Harbourman 2019

MEN'S AGE GROUP STANDARD DISTANCE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

18-191AaronDohertyWestport TC
2
3
20-241ConstantineDohertyWestport TC
2JamesWaltonTriangle TC
3Niall Cornyn
25-291ChrisMinternCork TC
2Eoin LyonsWaterford TC
3MatthewCarroll
Hyper Speed TC
30-341KillianNolanPiranha TC
2LochlainnConnollyInvictus TC
3CathalO'SullivanPiranha TC
35-391BryanMcCrystal
2KieranHopkinsPulse TC
3Conor Quinn
40-441EndaBagnall
Edenderry TC
2Paul Kelly
3FergusO'Toole
Hyper Speed TC
45-491Ernest
Asensio blasco
Tri an Mhi TC
2MartinKirwan
3PeterBarryKilkenny TC
50-541ShaneScaddingWaterford TC
2Peter Savage
3Peter McConvilleNewry TC
55-591MichaelMakenAthlone TC
2JohnConnaghan247 TC
3JohnKenny
Active Multisport TC
60-641GarethMcCarthy
Carrick-on-Suir TC
2
3
65-691GerardTurbittOmagh TC
2John DarcyWicklow TC
3NicholasMcCabeMidland TC
70-741MichaelMallon
2FrancisXavier
Lanesboro TC
3

PICTURE GALLERIES, RACE COVERAGE & RACE REPORTS

Rewatch the best moments from the 2019 National Standard Distance Championships through live event coverage posted on the Triathlon Ireland Facebook Page, where you will also find hundred of images from the race.

Race Reports from each event 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.