2017 Reviewed - Standard Distance National Championships

CK Tri Swim

The hugely popular Caroline Kearney Triathlon in Westmeath hosted the National Standard Distance Championships for 2017. With a shallow lake swim and a flat bike and run course – this was always going to be a fast and exciting race, it didn’t disappoint. The style of course means that this race is ideal for all levels of triathlete.

CK Tri Men's Podium

There were few surprises on the day with favourites Con Doherty and Heather Foley taking wins in their respective categories. In a very strong field that read like a who’s who in Irish Triathlon, both West of Ireland triathletes continued hugely successful seasons. Heather added this win to her Duathlon and Sprint Triathlon National Championship titles. Con had the biggest result of his career just a week before this race, coming 2nd behind Marten Van Riel at Malmo ETU. To put this in perspective, Van Riel finished 6th at the Rio Olympics.

Women’s Race

While Heather Foley maintained a lead for the majority of the race, second placed Ellen Murphy worked her way up the field after a tough swim. Ellen posted the quickest bike split of the day and overtook more than 10 other athletes on the bike. Kim Hickey finished third and also ran the quickest run split of the day.

CK Tri Women's Podium

Back from Europe

Con Doherty won this triathlon just one week after returning from a second place result at the ETU elite triathlon race in Sweden. Irish Ironman record holder Bryan McCrystal was three minutes down after the swim but put in an extremely impressive bike leg and led the race into the run section. Aichlinn O’Reilly finished in third place, continuing his highly competitive 2017 season.

Con Doherty CK Tri Finish Line

Pictures & Race reports

There are two galleries of pictures on our Facebook page. The race report for this event race can be found here.

All the Age group medallists will be presented with their silverware at the 2017 Triathlon Ireland Awards Night in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin on Saturday, 18th November. Tickets are selling fast - to get yours call the TI office on 01 2741032.

If you have queries over any of the results published please contact us on events@triathlonireland.com. 

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