Aquathlon National Champs Five new champions were crowned yesterday at the Aquathlon National Championships, which were hosted by Triangle Triathlon Club at the Lake at Kilrea.The small lake in Northern Ireland was the perfect setting for fast, contained racing with all the swimming and running action visible from a single vantage point. Due to COVID-19, this was the first national championships Triathlon Ireland hosted in 2020 and strict social distancing measures, including reduced numbers, a staggered start and the cancellation of prize giving ensured the safety of everyone who participated.ResultsThe final results from the event are now available for viewing on the results section of our website.You can also see the Age Group results by scrolling to the bottom of this page.ParatriathlonDonnacha McCarthy and guide Bryan McCrystal won the PTVI para-aquathlon race but while the pair went in as overwhelming favourites, their margin of victory over the pairing of Leo Hynes and guide Stephen Teeling Lynch was just 42secs.Relative newcomer Oliver Gunning claimed the bronze medal with guide Paul Carroll.Senior AquathlonThe senior race was a tale of two dominant performances by Emma Porter and Kieran Jackson.Jackson swam 12mins 44secs for the 1000m - the quickest of the day. But he had Darragh O'Neil just four seconds behind upon his exit from the water. A slower transition saw Jackson slip in to second heading out on to the run but his 16min 21sec 5k time put him easily clear to take his first national title of 2020 in an overall time of 29mins 43secs.Meanwhile a fierce battle was raging behind between teenager Sabian Kulczynski and Niall Cornyn. Kulczynski was out of the water first with a very quick 13mins 07secs swim - a full 1min 43secs quicker than Cornyn's swim split.Cornyn has a reputation for making his way through the field on the last leg of a race and Sunday was no exception - he covered the 5km in a very impressive 16mins 12secs - the quickest split of the day.All the while he was gaining fast on second place. In the end, it was incredibly close with just seven seconds separating Cornyn from Kulczynski on the line but it was Kulczynski who hung on to claim second.Porter Wins Women's RaceIn the women's race, Emma Porter put her stamp of authority on proceedings with the quickest swim and second quickest run split of the field to win in an impressive 34mins 48secs.Second place went to Ciara Wilson - an athlete who has in the past thrived on the duathlon scene but who swam excellently and ran almost 2mins quicker than any other woman in the race to cross the line in 36mins 52secs.Third place went to Helen Perry who emerged out of the water just three seconds slower than Wilson and ran the third quickest split of the day to finish in 38mins 23secs. Junior ChampsAs the race was run over sprint distance, junior athletes were able to start and compete on the same course as the seniors. Sabian Kulczynski doubled up by adding a junior title to his senior silver with Oonagh Payne winning the women's junior title. Payne swam the second quickest swim split of the entire women's field and was the sixth quickest of all the female athletes on the day.Darragh O'Neil and Nina Margy were second in the junior categories and have secured national silver medals while Jack Kennedy claimed the bronze medal in the men's junior category. There was no third placed female athlete in the race to claim bronze.Age Group Overall WinnersOverall Female Age Group Winners16 - 171stOonagh Payne2ndNina Margry20 - 241stAlana Kerr25 - 291stDanielle O'Riordan2ndEmma Jo Mullan30 - 341stEmma Porter2ndCiara Wilson3rdHelen Perry35 - 391stEmma Kerr2ndSophie Milne40 - 441stKirsty Bogle45 - 491stJulie O'Hagan2ndOlivia McCartin3rdClaire Duffield50 - 541stCathy Cunningham2ndJane Talbot3rdKaren Kavanagh55 - 591stAnne Paul2ndJoanne Bingham3rd Vera McCool60 - 641stAnne Morrissey2nd Siobhan Greer65 - 691stAnne JackOverall Male Age Group Winners16 - 171stDarragh O'Neill2ndTom Williamson3rdShane Kavanagh18 - 191stSabian Kulczynski2ndJack Kennedy3rdJack Bingham20 - 241stNiall Cornyn2ndOran McGee3rdBen Carr25 - 291stKieran Jackson2ndEmmett Mullan3rdMatthew Kinkaid30 - 341stRoy Cameron2ndDaniel McManus3rdKyle Duncan35 - 391stGraham Dillon2ndShaun Heaney3rdConor Preshaw40 - 441stDavid Cahill2ndJoe Mallon3rdBarry Atkinson45 - 491stAlistair Duffield2ndJames Cleland3rdPhil Wood50 - 541stGlenn Pollock2ndPaul McConnellgue3rdThomas Moore55 - 591stMichael Macken2ndPeter McConville3rdSam Cordner60 - 641stJohn Connaghar2ndDermott Connolly3rdDeclan Murray65 - 691stGerard Turbitt2ndReid Jack70 - 741stDesmond McHenryImages and VideoWe've got an image gallery from the day and lots of live videos where you can relive the action over on our Facebook page.