2017 Reviewed - Duathlon National Championships & National Series

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Duathlon season 2017

Although short, the three-month duathlon season spans the length and breadth of the country. Beginning mid-January in Naas, Co. Kildare and making a further seven stops in counties Galway, Donegal, Clare, Tyrone, Cork and finishing up with the final round in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on 22nd April hosted by Belpark Triathlon Club.

Athletes must complete two races plus the National Championships, which were held this year in Clarenbridge, Co. Galway and hosted by Predator Triathlon Club. If an athlete completes more than the required amount of races then the best two results count.

A good indicator

Results from the early season Duathlon National Championships often provide a good predictor of strong triathlon seasons to come.

The incomparable Heather Foley continued to two further championship wins in 2017, taking both the sprint and standard distance national triathlon titles. Bryan McCrystal followed up second place in the Duathlon Championships with another silver, this time in the National Middle Distance Championships at The Lost Sheep Triathlon. Kieran Jackson had a resounding victory at these championships with a brilliant run but unfortunately had to sit out much of the 2017 triathlon season due to illness.

Perhaps most noteworthy from a duathlon perspective however, was Lorraine Carey's resounding age group victory for Ireland at the Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Switzerland. Lorraine was also the overall winner of the Women's Duathlon National Series.

National Duathlon Champs 2017 Mens Podium

Duathlon National Championships

The full race report on the Duathlon National Championships can be read here. If you would like to see the breakdown of results from either the Championships or the National Series you can visit the race results page of our website. 

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

Duathlon Champs 2017 Overall Winners

National Duathlon Champs 2017 Womens Podium

Duathlon national series OVERALL

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Duathlon national championships & National series awards

All category winners in the Duathlon National Champs and National Series will receive their medals at the Triathlon Ireland Awards night in Dublin's Gibson Hotel on Saturday, 18th November.

There has been a huge demand for this year's event so please don't delay in booking your tickets. Further info can be found here.

Duathlon national championships - age group winners

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Duathlon national series - age group winners

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