Four of the club swimmers took part the annual Ballybay Sprint and Olympic Triathlon on Saturday 22nd July. As the competitive swimming season is over it is a good opportunity for swimmers to participate in other events that allows them to reap the rewards of their hard work throughout the swimming season.
The Sprint event involved a 750M swim in Lough Major followed by a 20K cycle and a 5K run. Colin Gorman and Danny Madden completed the Sprint event with Leon Campbell swimming for a relay team.
Colin had a great race finishing third overall in the Sprint event with a time of 1.09.36. Colin completed the swim in 10.53, cycle 36.45 and run in 20.53.
This was Danny Madden’s first time competing in a full Sprint Triathlon. Danny was the second junior home with an overall time of 1.18.21. Danny completed the swim in 12.54. Cycle 38.38 and run in 24.03.
Oran McGee completed the Olympic Distance in this event for the first time. This involved a 1500M swim, 40K cycle and a 10K run in an impressive time of 2.18.02. Oran finished his swim in 22.55, cycle 1.09.15 and run in 44.38. Well done everyone!