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Good Results For Wheelers In Naas Duathlon

posted 21 Feb 2012, 11:26 by Kevin Monaghan
Louise McCarra in Action on Sunday
Lakeside Wheelers were well represented in the second race of the three part series on Sunday last in Punchestown. It was great to see everyone donning their Wheeler jackets/jerseys. You'd spot us a mile away!

As the race began the sun shone across Punchestown race course and believe me we all warmed up pretty quickly as the pace was pretty fast on the first run. Gloves etc. were abandoned! The 20 km cycle to Blessington and back caused little problems for the wheelers. All the practice with club spins paid off. (Thanks Eamon for those hilly routes you plan every Sunday for us!!). Skeagh Hill will be a doddle for us now!!! Everyone was glad to finish the 2nd 3.5km run and it made it more enjoyable to hear fellow club mates cheering you on at the finish line. Great team spirit....

Dave Fagan completed his first duathlon of the season in style, placing 5th overall in a time of 59 minutes (1st in his age category). Well done Dave, fantastic result.  It was great to see Aidan Fox participating in his first competitive duathlon. Aidan ran a superb race finishing in 1hr 10mins.

The two girls - Muirna and Louise - were delighted with their times, both shaving 7minutes off their previous results in January. They finished 7th and 8th respectively overall and placed 2nd (Muirna) and 1st (Louise) in their age categories.   All that running after turbo sessions has paid off Louise!  Well done to all participants in what was a great achievement for everyone. We look forward to the next race on the 25th March.
Aidan Fox rips through the field in Punchestown
Aidan Fox rips through the field in Punchestown