2017 Reviewed - Men's National Series With over 2,500 athletes completing a National Series Race in 2017, this is by far the largest Triathlon competition in the country.The 2017 National Series consisted of 16 events made up of nine Sprint, five Standard and one Middle Distance races. The National Series is the premier age group competition in Ireland featuring some of the top events in the country. Series events are located in all provinces of the country in order to provide, as best as possible, an accessible spread of races.An athlete's four best scoring races in a season, of which one must be sprint distance and one must be standard distance, determine the triathletes ranking in his/her age group.an outright winnerJames Hoare had a hugely successful 2017 season, finishing as the winner or the first NS scorer in all but one of the races and didn't need to compete in the final round to secure his position.James Kavannagh finishes his season in second place on the table, having jumped up the table following the last race of the season, the Moby Dick Triathlon in Youghal. James Cleland was in second place until the last race but was overtaken by Kavannagh and finishes the 2017 in third on the National Series table.Pictures & Race reportsThere are galleries of pictures from the National Series races on our Facebook page and race reports for each event can be found on the TI website.All the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.