Lough Cutra Castle Super Series - Preview and Start Lists

Pulse Women's Cat 1 Start 2016

Super Series Returns

Draft legal racing is back for the summer with the first race of the 2017 Super Series at Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon in Co. Galway this weekend.

Almost 50 athletes will line out across the men's and women's races early on Saturday morning, as they bid to take an early lead in this year's competition.

For the first time ever, the race will include Cat 2 as well as Cat 1 athletes - a measure designed to make racing more competitive right throughout the field.

Lough Cutra 2016 Ariel Shot

Athletes to Watch

The absence of a number of Triathlon Ireland's High Performance development squad athletes (who are currently training at altitude in the Pyrenees) leaves the both races wide open.

But that doesn't mean that either field will be weakened, as last year's 5th place men's series finisher Aichlinn O'Reilly (who has recently won a series of cycling races), 6th place series finisher Brendan Murphy and Sebastian Helka - who finished 9th in the 2016 series - are all on the start list.

Rory Sexton, Brendan Crawford and 3rd place finisher at DCT 2016, Lewis Byram also line out alongside Dave Richardson in a race that sees a host of young, up-and-coming athletes competing.

In the women's race, Heather Foley and Ellen Murphy (2nd and 3rd overall in the 2016 Super Series) lead a strong field which also includes with Niamh Corry, Kirsten Huysamen and Ailbhe Carroll.

Czech elite athlete Hana Kolarova also lines out in the race, as does Elizabeth Carr who won the National Duathlon Intervarsity Champs earlier this year. 

Start Lists

Men's Race

Cat2

Cathal

Browne

Cat1

Tiernan

Burke

Cat1

Lewis

Byram

Cat1

Cian

Cloonan

Cat1

Niall

Cornyn

Cat1

Brendan

Crawford

Cat2

Patrick

Fahy

Cat2

Niall

Foley

Cat2

Brian

Glynn

Cat2

Sebastian

Helka

Cat1

Ross

Higgins

Cat1

James

Hoare

Cat2

Sean

Husband

Cat1

Filip

Kolodziej

Cat1

Guillermo 

López Andres 

Cat2

Luke

McCarron

Cat1

Niall

Mcdonnell

Cat2

Marcus

Mcgowan

Cat2

Ramunas

Meskauskas

Cat2

Jack

Molloy

Cat2

Michael

Monahan

Cat1

Jonathan

Morris

Cat1

Brendan g

Murphy

Cat2

Cian

O Keeffe

Cat1

Aichlinn

O'reilly

Cat1

Samuel

O'Shea

Cat2

Patrick

Peters

Cat2

David

Richardson

Cat1

Rory

Sexton

Women's Race

Cat2

Marie

Boland

Cat2

Jessica

Bruton

Cat2

Elizabeth

Carr

Cat2

Ailbhe

Carroll

Niamh

Corry

Cat1

Heather

Foley

Cat2

Maeve

Gallagher

Cat1

Kirsten

Huysamen

Cat1

Hana

Kolarova

Cat2

Maeve

Maher-McWilliams

Cat1

Erin

McConnell 

Cat2

Kirsty

McIlwaine

Cat1

Ellen

Murphy

Cat2

Eva

Spencer

Cat2

Lauren

Strange

Cat1

Elle

Twentyman