The Triathlon Ireland end of year awards evening were on last night (Nov 1st). A chance for Irish age-groupers and pro’s to get together, let the hair down and have one night off to celebrate the end of the season and have a good old knees up before winter training begins for 2015 season!
I was delighted to get notification a couple of weeks ago that there would be a bronze medal waiting for me on the night, for 3rd place overall in the 30-34 year old age-group from the Duathlon National Series rankings. This year was the first year that Triathlon Ireland introduced a National Duathlon Series and it was something that was long overdue! The range of duathlon events in Ireland is growing year on year and given that we have some seriously talented run/bike/run athletes (who might not happen to be the greatest swimmers, myself included!) it is only fair that we get to have our own age-group titles to race for over a (mini)season.