New tandems, new beginnings - all happening with Paratriathlon

New tandems, new beginnings - all happening with Paratriathlon

Author: Joe/Monday, May 21, 2018/Categories: News, Athletics, Swimming, Tandem Cycling

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What a day it was for all who turned out at MayFest on the 12th May, the tandems certainly got up some speed around the track at Alssa, we had all levels of ability and standard who took up the challenge of a 400 meters time trial in perfect conditions. Some of the guys who had competed in the early road race had to show us they were also kings and Queens of speed.


The new tandems on show were provided from funds provided under the Government's Dormant Accounts Grants Scheme.



On May 28th Eton Dorney hosts a World Cup Para-triathlon event. Triathlon Ireland will field one of its the biggest field of athletes at an international race, this includes 3 Para triathlete who are visually impaired athletes, these include Donnacha Mc Carthy and his Guide David Tilly, Nicolas Dewalque and his Guide Martin Kirwin and finally Stephen Campbell and his Guide, Jamie Fulton. These athletes have been training over the winter in preparation for this event and we wish them every success on the day.

In addition to the 3 athletes racing, ITU will host first international VI classification in 2018, Ireland will also send Judith and Chloe Mc Coombe and Leo Hynes to be classified all 3 will be accompanied by Catherine Walsh and Eamonn Tilley both classifiers will support the team throughout the weekend.

Triathlon Ireland will host the next 2 training days on the 10th June in Dublin (Markievicz Sports and Fitness Centre) and The Valley Leisure Centre in Newtownabbey. All training will be observed under the watchful eyes of a team of coaches throughout the day. Both events will start at 8.30am for a swim, run and bike session and finish around lunchtime.  All VI athletes are welcome to learn new skills, enjoy the day and be part of a developing team.



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