Great day for the club in Killaloe on Saturday last where a field of 131 took on the challenging . Clare devitt put in a great performance to come third lady on the day with a time of 1:11:29. Mary Ryan also put in a great perfromance just missing the top ten spot, she finished 12th lady with time of 1:26:15. Rory and Brian Devitt came in 6th and 10th overall with times of 1:01:14 and 1:02:14. The distance was 5k 16k 3k with mix of on and off road running.
It was a fantastic day for the club yesterday. We had 12 club members starting and finishing the race. It was a great sight to see
all the red and black tri suits on the course. Well done to Clare Devitt on her 2nd place performance in the lady cat with a time of 1:01:51 at the event. Tommy Byrnes led the men home in 11th place with time of 53:39 followed by Noel Ryan in 17th with a time of 56:04. Other club members who towed the line included Brian Devitt, Keith Kelly, Denis Cremmins, Stephan Ryan, Jimmy Hally, Tony Delany, Kevin Mcgrath, Martina Byrnes, and Paddy Callaghan.
Full Results here
All the photos from the day here
The first multisport race of this year took place this past Sunday the 20th of January. This duathlon is the first of a 3 part series. The next 2 take place on the 24th of February and the 24thof March. Some club members are already signed up to these races, so they are good ones to go too for first timers as lads from the club will be there to give advice if needed. There was a massive turnout of 220 people even though it was freezing cold with some light snow before the race kicked off. Tommy Byrnes had a great day leading the club home in 10th place with a time of 1:02:04, The other club members who raced included Brian Devitt, Noel Ryan and Martina Byrnes with times and places of (17) 1:03:33, (38) 1:06:55 and (110) 1:16:14 respectively. The 3 lads and 1 gal said it was a great day out irrespective of the cold as they all got to blow the early season cob webs out!!!!!!
A great performance by club member Johnny Forester completing the course in a time of 01:05:03 gave him 11th place overall on the day and just missing out on the top ten. Full results can be got by clicking here
The club was represented by 7 Lads on Sunday, Tommy Byrnes, Brian Devitt, Keith Kelly, Martin Hickey, Paddy Callaghan and Richie English. Tommy Led the club home in 12th place with a great performance in a time of 1:13:25. In 15th Brian with time 01:14:14 , In 55 Keith with 01:22:27, in 58 Martin with 01:22:54, in 128 Paddy with 01:37:52 and in 152 with 01:47:08 Richie. Local lads Graham butler representing limerick tri and Noel Ryan representing Waterford tri also put in great performances coming 11th and 16th with times of 01:12:42 and 01:15:27. We must also thank Liam Butler for catching all the action through some fantastic photos which can be accessed through his link to the right.
Full Results can be got by clicking here
All liam's photos of Tippwheelers in action can be got by clicking here
All Liams photos for the entire race can be got by clicking here
Shown below are the results from the first multi-sport race of the triathlon Ireland race year. The club was represented by 5 athletes in a field of over 200, Tommy Byrnes put in a superb performance to break into the top ten coming in 9th place and leading the club home. Clare Devitt and Martina Byrnes put in excellent performances to come 6th and 10th places in the ladys Category. Brian Devitt and Johnny Forester both got what they felt were very harsh and unfair 1 min penalty’s added to their bike splits knocking both lads back a number of positions. Overall a great day for Tipperary Triathlon Club at our first official race as a club. The next Duathlon is on in the 4th of February in Fingal Dublin with some club members attending. The limerick duathlon will be the 19th of February which we expect a large number of club members to attend as a result of it being such a local event..
9 Tommy Byrnes 1:03:25 40-44 Male 9 0:12:12 0:01:11 0:35:28 0:01:16 0:13:17
24 Brian Devitt 1:06:11 25-29 Male 23 0:12:59 0:00:54 0:36:11 0:01:07 0:13:58
31 Johnny Forrester 1:07:47 25-29 Male 30 0:12:11 0:01:15 0:38:12 0:01:26 0:13:41
96 claire Devitt 1:16:45 25-29 Female 6 0:14:46 0:01:16 0:43:33 0:01:14 0:15:53
124 Martina Byrnes 1:20:53 45-49 Female 10 0:16:10 0:01:36 0:42:38 0:01:35 0:18:50
Tommy Byrnes led the club home in 10th place in what was a great day for the club in the first outing in our new tri suits. Brian Devitt and John Mc Cormac also competed coming 12th and 31st respectively, Martina Byrnes and Naomi Enright became the first women in the club to represent us in a race coming 31st and 36th respectively in the female category, race stats are shown below,
Tommy Byrnes 10th 49:50 14:17 21:48 11:26
Brian Devitt 12th 50:31 14:26 22:20 11:42
John Mac 31st 53:39 15:13 23:47 12:03
Martina Byrnes 31st 1:06:49 20:03 26:39 16:37
Naomi Enright 36th 1:08:12 19:50 28:48 16:20
Once photos become available we will post on site
Tommy Byrnes led the club home in 17th place today in a great performance in Clonmel. There was a strong field of 109 athletes in total. Tommy had a time of 1:14:43 getting him 17th, Brian Devitt and John Mc Cormac came 21st and 52nd with times of 1:16:42 and 1:25:54. The lads run bike run splits were as follows
Tommy 15:39 40:56 16:49
Brian 15:41 42:51 17:03
John 16:54 47:53 19:05
Tippwheelers/Tipperary Tri club were well represented in the Limerick Tri club duathlon on Sunday 20th of February with four club members taking part in the race. The race consisted of a 4.6k run, 20k bike, 4.6k run. There were 132 finishers on the day. Brian Devitt led the club home in 11th place with a time of 1:18:32. Graham Butler, Liam Butler and Tommy Byrne’s came 13th, 15th and 17th with times of 1:18:57, 1:19:30 and 1:19:57 respectively. The lads all considered the race a great warm up for the coming season of races.
Below is a link for full results from the race