Hook or by Crook triathlon organised by Waterford Triathlon Club (WTC) and race director Martin Condon wins the 2018 Triathlon of the year at the Triathlon Ireland Awards night. Myself (Eoin Lyons) and Kieran Jackson had the privilege of collecting the prestigious award on behalf of the club and organising committee. The club took great pride in this achievement and it brought a further sense of unity within a group of like-minded people. When the call came to help out at Irelands largest duathlon in 2019 again run by WTC there was no shortage. You would think the mountain the club was climbing at racing excellence was peaking and then comes along the 2019 triathlon, more formally known as Boland’s BMW Hook or by Crook Festival and Expo.
The weekend kicked off Friday evening at registration in Boland’s BMW Waterford where a more professional setup could not be found, quick registration, pasta party and num