Brian Boru Tri Challenge 2013

The Europcar Brian Boru triathlon took place on Saturday with the hosts Ennis Tri Club running a Sprint and Olympic distance to cater for all.
The Olympic Distance race was won by TI's Munster Rep Paddy Quinn for the men and Deirdre Lynn for the women. Paddy had gained a nice advantage out of the water and backed that up with a strong bike and run. He was never going to be cached and clocked a time of 2:21:05. Colm Mc Cole was 2nd in 2:34:23 followed by Neil Murphy in 2:35:59.
Winner of the women's race, Deirdre Lynn narrowly beat Aine Donegan who was closing in fast on the run. Deirdre's time was 2:57:46 while 2nd place finisher Aine Donegan clocked 2:57:57. Niamh Kelly came home in 3rd in a time of 3:12:28.
The Sprint race was dominated on the men's side by TI Junior Squad athlete Stephen Rooney who completed the challenging course in1:23:49.
Marie Boyle went top for the women in 1:35:09. Boyle managed to get the better of Kathryn Fahy over the final run section while Linda Delaney was close behind in 3rd.
Paul Connolly had a very strong bike and run in the men's race to finish 2nd while Brian Champion was a further 4 minutes back in 3rd.
The top relay team was led by Mick Cunningham in the Sprint and Colm Byrne in the Olympic.
Provisional results are now available here
Seanie Power has taken loads of great photos of the day...enjoy !!
To see a short video of this year's race go to:
t's that time of year again. Are you up to the challenge?
Brian Boru Tri Challenge Saturday August 31st
This year's race briefing is now available, Click on Race Info / Race Briefing
NEWSFLASH: The Weather forecast is looking very promising for this weekend with settled and dry conditions expected. Get to Killaloe and Race !!
Still open for entries, Ireland’s toughest Sprint Triathlon and our equally challenging Standard Distance Triathlon are back for the 5th successive year.
Enter now to secure your place in one of the most challenging and thrilling races of the summer.
Sprint Distance: 750m Swim / 22 km Cycle / 7 km Run
Standard Distance: 1500m Swim / 40km Cycle / 10 km Run
Gratefully sponsored by Europcar, this year’s Brian Boru Tri Races will once again be hosted by Ennis Tri Club and our Killaloe based race organising committee. The proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to Clarisford Park the new Killaloe Community Sports Centre.
Transition is located in Two Mile Gate on the beautiful shores of Lough Derg about 2 kilometres from Killaloe. Both the 750m and the 1500m Swim courses will once again start from the lakeshore in Two Mile Gate and exit via the slipway. The cycle route will once again challenge the best climbers with a lung busting climb up the Ballyloughnane Road followed by a technical descent into Tuamgraney and culminating in a dramatic undulating lake view cycle back to transition. The run course continues to show no mercy, with an extremely steep uphill climb through Ballycuggaran Woods which is rewarded with a spectacular mountain top trail run with fabulous elevated views of Lough Derg followed by a classic off road descent through the woods and back onto the Ballycuggaran Road for the final sprint descent to the finish at Two Mile Gate.
Water stations are available on the run course and all athletes will receive refreshments at the finish line and after the race.
Post Race Shower facilities are also available courtesy of the UL Activity Centre which is adjacent to transition.
Both parking and toilet facilities are available at Two Mile Gate.    
We look forward to welcoming you to Killaloe and Irelands Toughest Tri Challenge.   
Registration will take place in The Pipers Bar and Restaurant on Friday 30th August from 7pm to 9pm. There will be limited registration on Saturday morning August 31st from 8.00 to 9.30am.