The Year in Review: National Aquathlon Champs

Aquathlon NC

Strong swimming and running

The 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.

Finish line Aquathlon NC

Senior National Aquathlon Championships
1. James Walton
2. Sabian Kulczynski
3. Luke Lyons

1. Orla Walsh
2. Lara McEvoy
3. Erin McConnell

Junior National Aquathlon Championships
1. Sabian Kulczynski
2. Justin O’Hagan
1. Lara McEvoy
2. Erin McConnell
3. Elia Tutty
Youth National Aquathlon Championships
1. Ralf Boademer
2. Brogan McAviney
3. Luke Burke
1. Olivia Moore
2. Francesca Walsh
          

National Aquathlon Champs_Swim Exit

Walsh Takes Title

Orla 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.

Aquathlon Champs 2019_Womens Podium

Age Group Winners

Age GroupPlacingFirst NameLast NameClub
16-171EliaTuttyTried & Tested
2N/A
3N/A
18-191LaraMcEvoy
2EirmMcConnell
3AineGreeneAthlone TC
20-241OrlaWalsh
2LaurenStrange
3ElizabethCarrMidland TC
25-291CiaraWilson
2JenniferO' SullivanBelpark TC
3SibylleBechet
30-341GrainneKelly
2TaraNi Reachtagain
3N/AN/A
35-391LorraineCarrabinPiranha TC
2VaninaNegri
3SvetlanaBymbygydenovaPiranha TC
40-441EstherBayonPulse TC
2JeanWilsonBelpark TC
3MarijkeBeltmanBelpark TC
45-491VanessaFentonPiranha TC
2TaraJohnstonNaas TC
3BredaDalyMidland TC
50-541N/A
2N/A
3N/A
55-591AnneMorrissey
2N/A
3N/A

Walton Wins

James 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. 

Aquathlon Champs 2019_Men's Podium

Age group winners

Age GroupPlacingFirst NameSecond NameClub
16-171SabianKulczynskiEnnis TC
2JustinO'Hagan
3N/A
20-241JamesWaltonTriathlon TC
2LukeLyonsLimerick TC
3N/AN/A
25-291BrianMaguire
2KillianRocheBelpark TC
3N/A
30-341AlanMaher
Portmarnock TC
2DanielKavanaghCork TC
3PadraigHealyNaas TC
35-391GuillermoLopez AndresT3 TC
2HughFeeley
Portmarnock TC
3PhilClarke
Portmarnock TC
40-441PedroLopez
2LucianoLicciardelloNaas TC
3NiallConnaughtonPulse TC
45-491MichaelMcGloin
2IvanEustacePiranha TC
3GaryCrossan
50-541GaryMccarthyT3 TC
2LochlannWalsh3D TC
3PaulHession3D TC
55-591MichaelMackenAthlone TC
2JohnKenny
Activmultisport TC
3N/A
70-741Francis XavierO'ConnorLanesboro TC
2N/A
3N/A

PICTURE GALLERIES, RACE COVERAGE & RACE REPORTS

Rewatch 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.