It has been a busy period for Kinetica Sports when it comes to the triathlon season both back in Ireland and also in the UK. There will be no let up either, as we have some fantastic events coming up again over the next two months. Speaking of a great event, we recently participated at the TriAthy in Co. Kildare over the June Bank Holiday.
With over 2000 participants taking part in the event, a combination of the try-a-tri, Olympic Distance and Double Olympic Distance Triathlon, Athy was awash with eager seasoned tri-athletes and apprenhensive first time competitiors. Joining the field on this day was Jenson Button. He decided to ditch the Formula 1 car for the blood and guts of TriAthy. Weather conditions were good, a little overcast but a perfect day overall for it, this could not be said about Day 2 as the rain came down in torrents.
Although all eyes were on Button who finished an impressive 7th in a time of 2:04:54 and who is a regular participant in these events it was Russell White 1:55:43 who took to the winners podium for the Olympic Distance alongside Brian Mc Crystal 1:57:16 and Bjorn Ludick 1:57:50. First female was Vanessa Fenton followed 2:15:39 by Andree Walkin 2:20:52.
The double Olympic distance winner was Kevin Thornton who claimed victory in a time of 4:16:37 with Katie Cook finishing first female in a time of 4:45:41. On the Sunday the Sprint Triathlon took place and it was a 16 year old Constantine Doherty who took first place with a fantastic performance coming in with a time of 00:59:22 followed by Edward Brennan 01:01:05 and William Mc Cormack 01:01:19.
Check out the events page on our website for upcoming events.