2017 Reviewed - Sprint Distance National Championships

General Swim Shot City of Derry 2017

wins for foley and mintern

The Firmus Energy City of Derry Triathlon was home to the National Sprint Distance Championships 2017. Following wins by Olympians Bryan Keane and Aileen Reid in 2016 amid high praise for the course, this was a popular choice.


In the women’s race, Heather Foley was victorious once more – making up time on the bike leg following a tough swim. Heather adds the sprint distance title to her National Duathlon Championship title as part of what has been a hugely successful season for the Sligo based triathlete. UK based student Ailbhe Carroll took second place with the quickest bike split of the day and third went to Laura Wylie in a sprint finish with Siobhan Gallagher.

Heather Foley Wins City of Derry 2017

The Men’s Race

Chris Mintern won the Sprint National Championship having worked with Alistair Rogers on the bike leg and putting in a convincing run to seal the tactical draft legal race.

Chris Mintern Victory City of Derry 2017

Rogers and Mintern were separated from the rest of the men's pack for the majority of the race with third placed Con Doherty crossing the line 17 seconds behind Alistair Rogers.


National Series Non-drafting Race

There was also a non-drafting race at the Firmus Energy City of Derry Triathlon as part of the National Series, with over 200 athletes taking part. James Hoare won the men's race, with Gavin Corey in 2nd and James Cleland 3rd. In the women's non-drafting race, National Series 2017 winner Maeve McMaher-Williams finished in 1st place, followed by Jessica Bruton 2nd and Esther Bayon in 3rd.

Men's Race City of Derry 2017

Pictures & Race reports

There are two galleries of pictures on our Facebook page. Race reports for both the men's and women's races can be found on our website.

All the Age group medallists will be presented with their silverware at the 2017 Triathlon Ireland Awards Night in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. 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.

National Sprint Championships age group medallists

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