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2019 National Series Roundup

Eirgen Pharma WTC Tramore Duathlon

In 2019, 32 Members took to the Duathlon circuit wearing the colours of Waterford TC. The largest single contingent of 30 members took to the start line in the Eirgen Pharma WTC Tramore Duathlon in February. This race formed part of Triathlon Ireland’s Duathlon National Series and it did not disappoint on the day with a massive 405 duathletes competing on a great course in Tramore. Emmet Kelly put in a peerless performance on the day to take 1st place overall in the men’s race, followed by Niall Cornyn in 2nd and Marc Flavin in 3rd place. In the women's race Ciara Wilson took 1st place overall with over 5 minutes to spare over Donna Mahon of Belpark in 2nd and Niamh Richardson of Kilkenny in 3rd place. There were some excellent Waterford TC results in the women’s race with Zeta Dooley coming 5th in AG, Áine Kinsella 6th in AG and Maggie Murphy 9th in AG. In the men’s race Bernard Keane was well up the field in 11th place overall and 3rd in AG. David Devine was in close pursuit with 6th in AG. Darryl Hale and Ger Nolan had a marvellous race with a 4th and 7th in AG respectively followed by Dean O’Shea with a 9th place in AG finish. One of the most notable performances on the day was a super performance by young Conor Shiels who won the Junior Duathlon National Series (AG 16-19) race. Making it a double Gold medal result for Waterford TC in the men’s Senior and Junior NS Race. Congratulations to Emmet and Conor and all club members on their excellent performances in one of the best supported Duathlons in the country.