Airpower Hook or by Crook Triathlon
The BMW 2018 triathlon national series served up some fantastic races around the country none better than the much-awaited return to the national series of the Airpower Hook or by Crook sprint race. With Martin Condon at the helm as race director and ably assisted by his team most notably by his assistant David McConnell, the race was a tremendous success with over 600 triathletes taking part. Clubs like Belpark, Kilkenny, Clonmel and Piranha TCs among many other clubs provided huge numbers on a beautiful sunny June day in Dunmore East.
Both the men and women’s races had entries from most of the country’s top performers on the TI circuit in what was a hotly contested race. Ellen Murphy of Belpark TC continued to prove what a top triathlete she is taking 1st Place in the women’s race with 36 seconds to spare over her club mate Maeve Maher-McWilliams and Piranha TC’s Becky Woods storming home in 3rd place. Congratulations to Ellen, Maeve & Becky.
The Waterford News & Star, June 2018 Sports Star of the Month, Kieran Jackson of Waterford TC quietly rolled up to the start of the men’s race. The ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’ came to mind however, when the bell went, as Kieran was explosive and put the foot down from start to finish to take 1st Place by a massive 4 minutes over the outstanding Donncha Kiely, Cork TC in 2nd and Waterford’s own Paul Ogle in 3rd Place. Congratulations to Kieran, Donncha & Paul.