There was another strong turn-out at this evening’s aquathon. 26 club members turned up to the second race of the aquathon series in Dromineer. The sun was shining bright all day. This is good weather for racing and getting that all important farmer’s tan, but it also brings the boats out in Dromineer. There were almost traffic jams in the water at one stage but luckily things cleared and we could get on with the serious business of racing.
Once again there was a strong northerly breeze. This led to choppy waters but the swell in the waves wasn’t as bad as the week before. Still, swim times were never going to be overly brilliant in those conditions. The competitors entered the water based on handicap times from the previous aquathon. All n all there was 14 minutes between first and last to start.
So how did the race go?
Many people managed to improve on their times from the previous week. Eoin O’Donoghue managed to finish in the same time for two weeks in a row! Some people were reduced to walking. Some people swam only and some people ran only.
In the men’s race, Shane Scully was the fastest today finishing in a time off 28:30, Gary Scully was 2nd in a time of 29:36, and Keith Butler was 3rd in a time 30:32. Each of the three lads improved on their times from last week by over a minute.
In the women’s race, Sinead Devaney was first home in a time of 45:50. In 2nd place was Mary Donnellan in a time of 49:31 and in 3rd place was Sheila Gregan in a time of 51:08.
Results: Dromineer Aquathon Race 2
Next Race: will likely be the first race of our Dromineer Triathlon Series. We will probably be taking a break next week so it could be the week after. We will confirm soon.