The Year in Review: National Aquathlon Champs Strong swimming and runningThe 2019 National Aquathlon Champs were hosted by Pulse Triathlon Club this year. The Base2Race Aquathlon Festival hosted the Aquathlon National Championships for junior, youth and age group athletes. Located at Bull Wall, James Walton and Orla Walsh fought their way through a 1000 metre swim and five kilometre beach run to take the title of 2019 Aquathlon National Champ. The National Aquathlon Champs had a tough race through the beach terrain on a gloomy June morning.The Junior National Aquathlon Champions for 2019 are Sabian Kulczynski and Lara McEvoy. McEvoy and Kulczynski both placed second in the Senior National Aquathlon Champs. Ralf Boademer and Olivia Moore took the title for Youth National Aquathlon Champ at the Base2Race Aquathlon Festival.Senior National Aquathlon Championships1. James Walton2. Sabian Kulczynski3. Luke Lyons1. Orla Walsh2. Lara McEvoy3. Erin McConnellJunior National Aquathlon Championships1. Sabian Kulczynski2. Justin O’Hagan1. Lara McEvoy2. Erin McConnell3. Elia TuttyYouth National Aquathlon Championships1. Ralf Boademer2. Brogan McAviney3. Luke Burke1. Olivia Moore2. Francesca Walsh Walsh Takes TitleOrla Walsh lead in a group of three, with junior athletes Lara McEvoy and Eirn McConnell, out of the water and throughout the beach run. Walsh pushed through the tough beach terrain to take the title after the 5 kilometre run. The pack of three kept the lead throughout the race and crossed the line to podium first, second and third. Walsh crossed the line first in an impressive 36min 41 sec, followed by Lara McEvoy in 38min and 23sec. The second junior athlete, and third place overall was Eirn McConnell in 39min and 18sec.Age Group WinnersAge GroupPlacingFirst NameLast NameClub16-171EliaTuttyTried & Tested2N/A3N/A18-191LaraMcEvoy2EirmMcConnell3AineGreeneAthlone TC20-241OrlaWalsh2LaurenStrange3ElizabethCarrMidland TC25-291CiaraWilson2JenniferO' SullivanBelpark TC3SibylleBechet30-341GrainneKelly2TaraNi Reachtagain3N/AN/A35-391LorraineCarrabinPiranha TC2VaninaNegri3SvetlanaBymbygydenovaPiranha TC40-441EstherBayonPulse TC2JeanWilsonBelpark TC3MarijkeBeltmanBelpark TC45-491VanessaFentonPiranha TC2TaraJohnstonNaas TC3BredaDalyMidland TC50-541N/A2N/A3N/A55-591AnneMorrissey2N/A3N/AWalton WinsJames Walton, who had the fastest swim and run time, took the Aquathlon National Champ title at Bull Wall. Leading from start to finish, Walton kept the distance between second place Sabian Kulczynski. The top three stayed the same throughout the race, Walton crossed the line in 32min 32sec, followed by second out of the water and junior athlete Kulczynski in 32min 56 sec. Third out of the water and third place overall was Luke Lyons of Limerick Triathlon Club. Lyons crossed the line in 35min and 15sec. Age group winnersAge GroupPlacingFirst NameSecond NameClub16-171SabianKulczynskiEnnis TC2JustinO'Hagan3N/A20-241JamesWaltonTriathlon TC2LukeLyonsLimerick TC3N/AN/A25-291BrianMaguire2KillianRocheBelpark TC3N/A30-341AlanMaherPortmarnock TC2DanielKavanaghCork TC3PadraigHealyNaas TC35-391GuillermoLopez AndresT3 TC2HughFeeleyPortmarnock TC3PhilClarkePortmarnock TC40-441PedroLopez2LucianoLicciardelloNaas TC3NiallConnaughtonPulse TC45-491MichaelMcGloin2IvanEustacePiranha TC3GaryCrossan50-541GaryMccarthyT3 TC2LochlannWalsh3D TC3PaulHession3D TC55-591MichaelMackenAthlone TC2JohnKennyActivmultisport TC3N/A70-741Francis XavierO'ConnorLanesboro TC2N/A3N/APICTURE GALLERIES, RACE COVERAGE & RACE REPORTSRewatch the best moments from the 2019 BMW Triathlon National Series through live event coverage posted on the Triathlon Ireland Facebook Page, where you will also find thousands of images from this summer's series.Race Reports from each event can be found on the TI website.All the medalists will be presented with their silverware at the 2019 Triathlon Ireland Awards Night on the 23rd November 2019 in The Conrad Hotel, Dublin. Click here for tickets.