2017 Reviewed - Mixed Team Relay National Club Championships

Mixed Relay Champs Podium

An exciting format for triathlon

Now an Olympic event for Tokyo 2020, team relay racing is an ever growing and increasingly popular format for the sport. There were high hopes for the second instalment of the Mixed Team Relay National Championships and the event at Lough Cutra Castle certainly didn't disappoint!

Predator Handover Mixed Relay Champs 2017

The four person relay team format gives athletes the chance to race together over a 200m swim, a 5km draft legal bike and a 1.5km run, turning what is usually an individual sport into a fast and furious team dash. The first team member completes the course and tags in the next member who is waiting in the handover zone in their wetsuit. 

Club Competition

Athletes represent their clubs in this championship, creating great inter club rivalry on the day. The women started the race with Predator and Limerick Tri Clubs leading the race after the first swims. Throughout the race though, the experienced team of Ellen Murphy, Brendan Crawford, Maeve Maher-McWilliams and Kevin Keane from Belpark Tri Club moved through the rankings to win the championship by 1 minute 13 seconds.

Finish Line Mixed Relay Champs 2017

Predator's young team of Caron Ryan, Ben Ryan, Anna Grealish and Fabian Mangan continued to pull clear to take second place with the bronze medal position going to Limerick Triathlon Club's team of Kirsten Huysamen, Ross Higgins, Katheryn Fahy and Diarmuid Lane.

Pictures & Race reports

There is a gallery 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.

Mixed team relay national club championship results

Mixed Relay National Champs 2017