The Duathlon National Series gets underway - Galco Naas Duathlon

Naas Galco Start

First of the Season

The first duathlon of the 2018 National Series took place on Sunday, 15th January at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co.Kildare. 

The duathlon is the first in a series of three that are being run by Naas Triathlon Club this Spring, two of which are National Series races. Conditions on the day were cold but largely dry.

Men's race

Niall Cornyn took overall victory after leading from the start in a time of 55 minutes 54 seconds, Mariusz Olejniczak from Naas Tri Club finished second in 56 minutes 50 seconds. In third was Daryl Kearns after making up time with the fastest bike split of the day, finishing in a time of 57 minutes 6 seconds. Feidhlim McGowan and Conor Tiernan rounded out the top five.

Naas Galco Bike

women's race

In the women's race just four seconds separated first and second, making for a thrilling finish. Ciara Wilson led after the first run in a fast time of 12 minutes 10 seconds but Marie Boyle put in a blistering bike leg of 35:58 and a sub 1 minute T2 giving her enough to take the win in a time of 1:05:35. Ciara Wilson finished second with Geraldine Gill finishing third in 01:08:41. Siobhan Kennedy and Paula Prendergast complete the top five in this race.

Full results can be found through the Naas Triathlon Club website here.

Pictures in this article are from Naas Triathlon Club Facebook Page. You can view all the galleries from the day here.