TREVOR Corcoran of Carlow Triathlon Club competed in the duathlon event at the World Multisport Championships in Pontevedra, Spain recently.
Trevor qualified for these championships by finishing third in the national duathlon championships. Duathlon events require athletes to run, cycle and run again.
A very impressive run of form lately has seen Trevor take a number of podium finishes throughout the season. With a win at the Athy Flat Out national series duathlon in March and another win in KTC Kilkenny Duathlon in April, had the Carlow Triathlete was in top form to make his international debut. Trevor, a founding member of Carlow Triathlon Club, competed strongly to mix it with the best duathletes in the world.
With an 8am start in perfect conditions Trevor completed the first 5km run through the streets of Pontevedra in 18.04. Into the first transition and out onto the bike, Trevor tackled a gruelling 20km cycle up and down the mountain overlooking the town in a fast split time of 33.14. Then it was back into transition and out onto the last 3km run which he covered in a remarkable 10 minutes to finish in a very impressive 22nd place and first Irish athlete home.
Carlow Triathlon club members have been busy recently, competing in a number of events around the country including Cycle Against Suicide, The Limerick Marathon, Blackstairs Adventure Race and the Tinahely Duathlon with some impressive performances from all who represented the newly formed club.
Phil Murphy completed the entire Cycle Against Suicide which covered over 750kms in 10 days to remind us all that “It’s OK Not To Feel OK”.
Oisin Cawley took top spot in his age group in the Blackstairs Adventure Race, the Tinahely duathlon saw Siobhan Ni Reamoinn second, Stephen Murphy third and Daithi Kidd fourth in their respective age groups.