Brewing up a storm !
infinity Peak Performance team at the Carlingford Olympic Triathlon 16.08.2020.
With pre-race nervous energy rife, a choppy and technically difficult swim greeted the 125 triathletes for today’s Setanta Olympic distance Triathlon. 2 loops via Australian exit and a wind change before the second 750m gave a challenging start. Nothing that infinity Peak Performance Athletes had not practiced for in training.
A fast start for the first race of the season with infinity Coach Sean McDonnell producing a 00:28:28 swim time for 1500m and hot on his heels Brian Muckian, 00:29:41 and Catherine Sands into T1 in 00:32:17
Into T1, shaking of the challenging waters, lock in the learning for the next race an into the Bike Leg. Out onto a busy road intersection and right turn into Carlingford Village, past St. Johns Castle and well marshalled course, the 40 K route took the a triathletes through Omeath turning left at the infamous Davy’s pub along a step climb through the scenic Cooley mountains to a fast down hill towards the Bush and a flat section to allow the legs some recovery time – with cross and tail winds before T2 and the 10K run. Split times for the bike leg included: Barry Loughran’s 00:58:50, Peter McConville 01: 00:26 and Andy Harrington 01:00:47 mat to mat.
To finish an out and back 10K flattish run course to Greenore village with great run times from David Boyle 00:38:15; Sean McCabe 000:39:54, pipping them all was Andy Harrington in 00:37:53.
Youngest of the field Anthony Buckley over the line in 02:29:39 and the lady of the moment Catherine Sands finish in a podium first in 02:22:03
With finish times pleasing to all infinity Peak Performance triathletes the seasons training despite COVID restrictions showed on race day. Today and on any race day: Performance and execution are vital ingredients – training has focused on how to race this one and the results show in both these key elements.
Link for results http://chipit.ie
Congratulations to all finishers, the atmosphere was electric.
See you next time!
Image credit: Various including with thanks Ken Murphy Triathlon Ireland Sean McGrath