Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon: Large numbers turn out for Diddler 5k

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A phenomenal crowd turned out in Newtown on Saturday to take part in the Dash for Diddler 5k in support of popular and much-respected fellow runner Paul Dillon.

Club Chairman Liam Tinney was the first 24/7 member to finish in a time of 19:29.

New member Rory Grant had a brilliant run of 20:50, with Mark Hunter just 3seconds behind in 20:53. Keith Gordon ran very well also, crossing the finish line in 21:01. Margaret Kelly had another fine race finishing in  21:31, with Aidan McFadden hot on her heels finishing in 21:32.

Philip Robinson was just ahead of his sister Emma McGee, who finished in 21:49 and 21:59 respectively. Niamh McDaid had a brilliant run finishing in 22:29, with Anne Robinson not too far behind crossing the line in a time of 22:54. Terence Quinn had a good run of 24:06.

It was great to see Karol Harvey making a return to the racing scene; Karol finished in 26:34. Well done also to Sam Bogan and Ciaran Callaghan who took part along with their kids. It was great to see such a good 24/7 crowd present.

Club Information Night

The club information night will take place this Monday 25th February at Century Cinema. Start time is 6.45pm. All club members are welcome; please spread the word to anyone you think may be interesting in triathlon/joining the club. There will be no track session to facilitate this.

Sprint Duathlon

It is less than 2 weeks to go to the clubs first race of the year, a nice sprint duathlon to ease you all into the racing season- we would love to see some more club members registering to take part.

For anyone interested in marshalling this event and has not already responded to Anne’s email, please do so or contact Paul Doherty/Fiona McDaid. 

2019 Club Membership

All club members are reminded that 2019 membership is now overdue; to ensure you are eligible to take part in any club training sessions please renew your membership.

Club Training

Club training continues as follows:

Monday: Coached track session at Aura

Message from Coach Ciaran O’Donnell: Leaving reception at Aura at 6.30pm SHARP to complete 2 mile warm up, out past Ballymacool Park. Latecomers will know where to head to meet them if anyone running late. On track and warmed up for 6.50pm, with session getting under way as soon as!

Wednesday: Swim session- Novice 7-8pm, Intermediate/Advanced 8-9pm

Thursday: Long run session leaves Aura at 6.30pm sharp- Hi-Viz is compulsory for these sessions- Be safe, be seen!

Saturday: Club cycle from Aura at 9am- All members must have front and rear lights to take part in the club session.

Saturday: Club swim session Saturday at 6pm Additional lane added for 14-16yr old club members- MUST be accompanied by a parent (please note prepayment does not cover Saturday swim).

Full Results

Dash for Diddler 5k

Liam Tinney                                            19:29

Rory Grant                                               20:50

Mark Hunter                                           20:53

Keith Gordon                                         21:01

Margaret Kelly                                      21:31

Aidan McFadden                                  21:32

Philip Robinson                                    21:49

Emma McGee                                        21:59

Niamh McDaid                                      22:29

Anne Robinson                                     22:54

Terence Quinn                                      24:06

Karol Harvey                                          26:34

Multimedia Sports Reporter from Derry currently repenting for my sins in Letterkenny. Recent journalism graduate. NUJ member.

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