The Year in Review: Standard Distance National Champs 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.Tickets are on sale now - don't delay - this event sells out quickly! Great conditionsNear 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 WalshIn 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. Women's standard distance national championships podium1OrlaWalsh2AilbheCarroll3KimHickeyPulse TCWomen's Age group Standard Distance National Champions20-241OrlaWalsh- 2Niamh Corry Piranha TC3RoisinDunneTrilogy TC25-291AilbheCarroll- 2EmmaPorter- 3AmyO'KeeffeCork TC30-341KateFitzpatrickWicklow TC2ClareDillonPulse TC3JenniferHennebryWaterford TC35-391EllenMurphyBelpark TC2SarahStapletonPulse TC3DeirdreMcAleerWicklow TC40-441KimHickeyPulse TC2OliviaMcCartinAthlone TC3EstherBayonPulse TC45-491DonnaMahonBelpark TC2BredaDalyMidland TC3TaraJohnstonNaas TC50-541CathyCunninghamOmagh TC2OrlaMcAndrewWicklow TC3EileenO'SullivanActive Multisport TC55-591SiobhanKennedy- 2EimearMathewsTrilogy TC3LizRouinePiranha TC60-641JuneMcMinnPeninsula TC2MajellaDiskin- 3PatriciaEadiePiranha TC65-691BereniceMaherNorthwest TC2CoraO'Mahony- 3- two in a row for Chris MinternEight 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! MEN'S STANDARD DISTANCE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS PODIUM1Chris MinternCork TC2ConstantineDohertyWestport TC3EoinLyonsWaterford TCMEN'S AGE GROUP STANDARD DISTANCE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS18-191AaronDohertyWestport TC2- - 3- - 20-241ConstantineDohertyWestport TC2JamesWaltonTriangle TC3Niall Cornyn- 25-291ChrisMinternCork TC2Eoin LyonsWaterford TC3MatthewCarrollHyper Speed TC30-341KillianNolanPiranha TC2LochlainnConnollyInvictus TC3CathalO'SullivanPiranha TC35-391BryanMcCrystal- 2KieranHopkinsPulse TC3Conor Quinn- 40-441EndaBagnallEdenderry TC2Paul Kelly3FergusO'TooleHyper Speed TC45-491ErnestAsensio blascoTri an Mhi TC2MartinKirwan- 3PeterBarryKilkenny TC50-541ShaneScaddingWaterford TC2Peter Savage- 3Peter McConvilleNewry TC55-591MichaelMakenAthlone TC2JohnConnaghan247 TC3JohnKennyActive Multisport TC60-641GarethMcCarthyCarrick-on-Suir TC2- 3- 65-691GerardTurbittOmagh TC2John DarcyWicklow TC3NicholasMcCabeMidland TC70-741MichaelMallon- 2FrancisXavierLanesboro TC3- PICTURE GALLERIES, RACE COVERAGE & RACE REPORTSRewatch 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. 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