Friday, December 14, 2018

THE newly formed Carlow Triathlon Club quite literally hit the ground running when over 110 people turned out for their information night which took place last Wednesday at St Laurence O’Toole’s AC in Carlow town.

Club chairman David Kidd was delighted to see so many people interested and he confirmed a large number have registered either directly with the club or through the Triathlon Ireland website.

“We had a massive turn-out,” he said.

Pictured at the Carlow Triathlon Club launch night in St Laurence O’Toole’s were Anthony Lawlor, Theresa Kelly, John O’Toole, Phil Murphy, Stephen Murphy, Spud Murphy, Alan Galvin, David Kidd, Karen Kavanagh and June Murphy Photos: michaelorourkephotography.ie

Initially the club will concentrate mostly on new members who have never done a triathlon before. A beginner will aim for a 250m swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km walk/run. Olympians are required to do a 1500m swim, a 40km bike ride and a 10km run but there are a range of combinations up to Ironman which finishes with a full marathon.

The club will work out of the O’Toole’s facility with indoor bike sessions on a Monday, running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and swimming on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. It is all go for David and his committee.

“There is a lot of work still to be done but that is all part of it,” he said.

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