Results and photos from the Galway Triathlon in Spiddal are on Irish Triathlon here.
May 16th, 2013
This is the entry list with start times for the 2013 Galway Triathlon. It’s great to have the winner of the first ever Galway Triathlon and Galway Bay FM DJ Donal Mahon racing. The start times are 9:30am for the Olympic Triathlon and 10am for the Sprint Triathlon. Sign-on starts at 6pm on Friday 17th in An Cruiscin Lan hotel and full event details are on the Galway Triathlon race briefing document here.
Triathlon Ireland members
If you entered as Triathlon Ireland member, your name is noted as “TI card req” below. Please do remember to bring your 2013 TI card with you, to avoid being charged the additional €15 one-day insurance.
Search for your name in the box below.
BIB Start Time Name Surname Gender Club Distance TI card
1 9.30 am Arnaldo Albergaria male Naas TC Olympic TI card req
100 10.00 am Richard Ashe male Trisport Sprint TI card req
101 10.00 am joe Barry male tried & tested dungarvan Sprint TI card req
2 9.30 am Tony Berkery male Olympic 3 9.30 am Michael Bolger male 3 Rock Olympic TI card req
4 9.30 am Simon Boote male Olympic 102 10.00 am David Bradish male kilkenny Sprint TI card req
5 9.30 am Anthony Brady male Trilogy Olympic TI card req
103 10.00 am Andrew Bredin male Sprint TI card req
6 9.30 am gerald Brennan male trilogy Olympic 7 9.30 am Artur Brozek male Olympic TI card req
8 9.30 am Sean Bryan male Limerick triathlon club Olympic 9 9.30 am Jamie Burke male Olympic 104 10.00 am Stephen Burke male Sprint TI card req
105 10.00 am Ian Butler male Sprint TI card req
106 10.00 am ronan Butler male Sprint TI card req
107 10.00 am Raymond Byrne male Sligo triathlon club Sprint TI card req
108 10.00 am Martina Byrnes female Sprint TI card req
10 9.30 am Tommy Byrnes male Tipperary Wheelers and Triathlon Club Olympic TI card req
109 10.00 am Paul Cahalan male Galway Tri Sprint TI card req
110 10.00 am emma Callanan female Sprint TI card req
111 10.00 am Mick Cantwell male Sprint TI card req
112 10.00 am David Cardona male Sprint TI card req
11 9.30 am Declan Carr Male Olympic TI card req
113 10.00 am Noel Carrick male Galway Sprint TI card req
114 10.00 am Brian Clancy male Galway tri club Sprint TI card req
115 10.00 am Yvonne Clavin female Sprint TI card req
12 9.30 am Tom Cody male N/A Olympic TI card req
116 10.00 am Brian Coll male Galway Tri Club Sprint TI card req
117 10.00 am Niall Concannon male Galway Tri Club Sprint TI card req
118 10.00 am pat Conlon male Sprint TI card req
119 10.00 am Andrew Connaire male Galway tri club Sprint TI card req
121 10.00 am Damian Connolly male Sprint 120 10.00 am Mark Connolly male Sprint TI card req
13 9.30 am Alasdair Conway male DECLAN MOFFIT A.C. Olympic TI card req
122 10.00 am Michelle Conway female Trisport Sprint TI card req
123 10.00 am sinead Corley female Sprint TI card req
124 10.00 am Tom Corley male Sprint 125 10.00 am Charlie Cox male Sprint TI card req
126 10.00 am Paul Creedon male Sprint TI card req
14 9.30 am denis Cremins male tipp town Olympic TI card req
127 10.00 am Gerlyn Crowley female Sprint 128 10.00 am Gerard Cuddy male Galway tri club Sprint TI card req
129 10.00 am Padraig Cunningham male Sprint TI card req
130 10.00 am Brendan Curran male Sprint 213 10.00 am Tom Cussen male Sprint Relay 15 9.30 am mary frances Daly female tullamore tri club Olympic 131 10.00 am AnneMarie Delaney female Sprint TI card req
132 10.00 am Justin Dempsey male Redhill CC Sprint 133 10.00 am Sinead Devaney female Nenagh Sprint TI card req
16 9.30 am Brian Devitt male Tippwheelers Cycling and Triathlon Club Olympic TI card req
17 9.30 am Claire Devitt female Tipperary Wheelers Olympic TI card req
135 10.00 am Barry Dillon male Sprint 134 10.00 am susie Dillon female Sprint 136 10.00 am George Donlon male Sprint 214 10.00 am Jack Downey male Sprint Relay 137 10.00 am Peter Duffy male Sprint TI card req
18 9.30 am Mark Dunleavy male Naas Olympic TI card req
138 10.00 am Rory Dunleavy male Galway TC Sprint TI card req
19 9.30 am Philip Dunne Male Olympic TI card req
139 10.00 am Shane Durkan male Sprint TI card req
140 10.00 am Cian Ennis male Lough Key Tri Sprint TI card req
141 10.00 am Robert Fahy male Sprint 20 9.30 am mark Farragher male lanesboro triathlon club Olympic TI card req
142 10.00 am john Farrell male Sprint TI card req
143 10.00 am Anne Marie Fenton female Belpark Sprint TI card req
144 10.00 am thomas Flanagan male Sprint 145 10.00 am Ray Foley male Sprint TI card req
146 10.00 am Daniel Forde male Sprint TI card req
22 9.30 am Aileen Gallagher female Olympic 21 9.30 am Paraic Gallagher male 3dtri Olympic TI card req
23 9.30 am Mark Galloway male Olympic 147 10.00 am Padraic Gavin male Sprint 24 9.30 am James Gawley male Galway Tri Club Olympic TI card req
25 9.30 am cian Geraghty male trisport Olympic TI card req
53 9.30 am Romuald Germe Male Ennis Triathlon Olympic TI card req
148 10.00 am Brian Gilligan male Sprint TI card req
149 10.00 am Kevin Glancy male Lough Key Sprint TI card req
150 10.00 am cathal e Gleeson male tried &tested dungarvan Sprint TI card req
26 9.30 am Susan Goodwin female Olympic 27 9.30 am John Greaney male Olympic TI card req
151 10.00 am sheila Gregan female nenagh Sprint TI card req
28 9.30 am David Hanahoe male westport tri club Olympic TI card req
152 10.00 am Stuart Harries male Sprint TI card req
153 10.00 am Fionnuala Hernon O'Flaherty female TrispÃ³irt Sprint 154 10.00 am Gillian Hession female Sprint TI card req
29 9.30 am benoit Houeix male GTC Olympic TI card req
30 9.30 am Marten Huizing male Pulse Olympic TI card req
31 9.30 am Mathieu Jublot male Olympic 32 9.30 am Karol Karpinski male Olympic 155 10.00 am Finbarr Keaney male Lough Key Sprint TI card req
33 9.30 am Keith Kelly male Tipp Tri Club Olympic TI card req
156 10.00 am John Kenirons male Sprint TI card req
157 10.00 am Donal Kennedy male LOUGH KEY TRI CLUB Sprint TI card req
158 10.00 am Kenneth Kennedy male Sprint TI card req
159 10.00 am Leah Kidney female Sprint TI card req
160 10.00 am Katie Kilbane female Sprint 34 9.30 am Robert Lee male Olympic TI card req
161 10.00 am Anthony Lynch male Sprint 35 9.30 am Annette Lyons female Olympic 162 10.00 am Aodhan Mac Cormaic male Sprint 163 10.00 am una Mac Dubhghaill female trisport Sprint TI card req
164 10.00 am Deirdre Mac Nally female Sprint 36 9.30 am fiachra Macleid male Belpark Olympic TI card req
215 10.00 am Donal Mahon Male Sprint Relay Get Details
165 10.00 am Jacinta Mc Carthy female Sprint 52 9.30 am Patsy Mc Carthy female Olympic Relay 166 10.00 am Tony Mc Cormack male Tullamore Sprint TI card req
167 10.00 am liam Mc Gee male Sprint 168 10.00 am JEROME Mc Grady male Sprint 37 9.30 am Morgan Mc Hugh male Galway Tri Club Olympic TI card req
54 9.30 am Shane Mc Inerney Male Olympic TI card req
169 10.00 am Stephen Mc Inerney Male Sprint TI card req
170 10.00 am Drew Mc Mahon male Sprint 171 10.00 am brian Mc Nicholl male galway tri club Sprint TI card req
172 10.00 am john Mc Shane male Sligo Sprint TI card req
173 10.00 am patrick mellsop male Sprint TI card req
38 9.30 am Damien Melville male Olympic TI card req
174 10.00 am Ruairi Millane Male Sprint TI card req
176 10.00 am Aidan Mooney male Sprint TI card req
175 10.00 am Ross Mooney male Galway Tri Club Sprint TI card req
177 10.00 am Eamon Moore male Sprint 39 9.30 am David Moran male Olympic TI card req
178 10.00 am Mike Murphy male Sprint TI card req
40 9.30 am Kate Murray female Olympic TI card req
179 10.00 am nigel Murtagh male Lough Key Sprint TI card req
55 9.30 am Art Naughton Male Galway Tri Club Olympic Get Details
180 10.00 am Ciara Naughton female none Sprint 181 10.00 am Elaine Newell female Sprint 41 9.30 am John Newell male Olympic TI card req
42 9.30 am Paraic Oates male Galway City Harriers Olympic 43 9.30 am Nigel O'Brien male Limerick Olympic TI card req
44 9.30 am Patrick O'Callaghan male Tipp Tri Olympic TI card req
45 9.30 am Diarmuid O'Conchubhair male Trisport Olympic TI card req
182 10.00 am Jean O'Connor female Galway City Harriers Sprint TI card req
183 10.00 am Mary O'Donoghue female Predator Sprint TI card req
184 10.00 am Mark O'Duffy male Galway tri club Sprint TI card req
56 9.30 am Pat O'Dwyer Male GTC Olympic TI card req
185 10.00 am lynne O'Loughlin female galway triathlon club Sprint TI card req
186 10.00 am Adrian O'Meara male Sprint TI card req
187 10.00 am Jonathan O'Meara male Sprint TI card req
188 10.00 am Paraic O'Nuallain Male Sprint TI card req
189 10.00 am GERRY O'Sullivan male 3D Sprint TI card req
190 10.00 am joanne O'Sullivan female Sprint TI card req
191 10.00 am Conor Owens male Sprint TI card req
46 9.30 am John Partridge male Bicycle Sport Shop, Austin TX, USA Olympic 192 10.00 am David Phelan male Sprint 193 10.00 am Aidan Power male Galway Sprint TI card req
194 10.00 am George Rahmani male Galway Tri Club Sprint TI card req
195 10.00 am Ian Reidy male Tri Sport Sprint TI card req
196 10.00 am KEVIN Rohan male galway tri club Sprint TI card req
197 10.00 am john Ryan male Nenagh Sprint TI card req
198 10.00 am Alexander Schutz male Ann Marie Carroll Memorial Runners Sprint TI card req
47 9.30 am Michael Scully male Carrick-On-Suir Olympic TI card req
199 10.00 am David Shannon male Sprint 200 10.00 am Kieran Shaughnessy male Sprint TI card req
201 10.00 am Rebekah Jane Sibley female Sprint 48 9.30 am Joe Simon male Olympic 203 10.00 am david Toohey male Sprint TI card req
205 10.00 am Deirdre Toohey female Sprint 204 10.00 am Margaret Toohey female Sprint TI card req
202 10.00 am Michael Toohey male Sprint 207 10.00 am Aoife Traynor female Wexford Tri Club Sprint TI card req
206 10.00 am Fran Traynor male wexford Tri Club Sprint TI card req
49 9.30 am Corey Urwin Male Larne Athletic Olympic TI card req
208 10.00 am James Ward male Sprint TI card req
209 10.00 am Brian Waters male Galway Triathlon Club Sprint TI card req
210 10.00 am Padraic Seosamh Waters male Sprint 50 9.30 am Ronan Waters male Olympic TI card req
211 10.00 am Mark White male Trisport Sprint TI card req
51 9.30 am John Wilson male Olympic TI card req
212 10.00 am phillip Winter Male Sprint TI card req
May 13th, 2013
The latest from Met Eireann on 13/5/2013.
“At the moment it looks like next weekend will be fairly dry, and it will become milder too with highs in the mid teens.”
Plus the light winds are to south westerly, so the swim course will be sheltered by the pier. There’s a few online entries left here. for anybody looking to dive into the Atlantic next weekend.
May 10th, 2013
Here’s the briefing document for the Spiddal triathlon on the 18th of May, 2013. Do pop any questions you have below.
May 8th, 2013
It was a great session on Sunday in Spiddal. A few individual questions came up that are probably of interest to all those racing.
Sighting on the open water
A few people asked about sighting and how often you should do it. As a guide you shouldn’t need to sight more often than every 4th breath and you should at least sight every 10 or 12 strokes. You may find that at the start with lots of people around, you might sight ever 4th stroke, but after you get a round the 1st buoy you can relax into a look up ever 8th or 9th stroke. Only very confident swimmers should consider taking less that one sight every ten strokes.
While the water temperature close to the beach was mild (as the tide was coming in across warm sand), in the deeper water beyond the pier, the water temperature is closer to 13degrees. It’s likely to be above 14 degrees on race day (18th of May).
The cold spring has had an effect on inland rivers and lakes, but it’s the gulf stream that largely dictates the water temperature in the sea.
Top tips for staying warm
We’ve got beach starts for both the sprint and olympic triathlon. This means that while you should get into the water before the start to get a feel for the water, you don’t need to spend 10 or 15 minutes in the water before the start.
Wetsuit fit: a proper fitting triathlon wetsuit will minimise the amount of cold water getting into the suit. In fact for a 750m sprint swim, it’s not uncommon to see dry patches on the back of people’s wetsuits as they exit the water, so water has no even reached all areas inside the suits during a short swim. A loose surfing wetsuit will not keep you nearly as warm as a well fitting triathlon wetsuit.
Open water practice
The more you can get into the open water the better. If you can aim for once a week, you will see the benefits. The point to note is that you should not swim in the open water alone. Always have a swim buddy in the water or some kind support.
Know the triathlon swim course
Race preparation is vital, make sure you know the entry and exit points and the course, look for landmarks that you can use for sighting. For the start of the race make sure you position yourself in the right place, do not start at the front if you are not a strong. If you are unsure start at the outside.
April 30th, 2013
| Free open water swim training this Sunday (5th of May) in Spiddal. With less than three weeks to go before the Sprint and Olympic Triathlon in Spiddal, this is your perfect opportunity to safely get out into the open water for the first time this year or even for the first time ever. The swim training will be lead by the race director Brian Crinion, so it’s also a great oppertunity to ask any questions that you have about any aspect of the course.Basic areas to be covered
||Here’s a clip of the Spiddal Triathlon start from last year to get you in the mood.|
Start time is midday at the Spiddal pier, the location of the Spint triathlon start. Below the form is a great video showing how most triathlon swimmers struggle to swim straight in open water.
February 22nd, 2013
33% off all our Irish Triathlons and Adventure Races for the gathering
We’re supporting the gathering by offering 33% off the entry to all our six largest races for anybody travelling to Ireland.
The Gathering 2013 is an initiative to encourage all Irish people to invite your friends, relations and work colleagues to visit in 2013. We know nothing works better than a discount, so we’re cutting 33% off our already reasonable entry fee to give people an extra incentive to make the trip to Ireland this year.
Whatever month suits and whatever distance challenges you we’ve got a discounted race for you.
- April: 53N WAR: Wiclow Adventure Race – Glendalough. 35km, 39km and 73km distance options
- May: Galway Triathlon – Sprint and Olympic Triathlon based in Connemara.
- June: Dublin Triathlon: Skerries. Sprint, Olympic & Half-distance triathlon in the 30th anniversary of Ireland’s first triathlon.
- July: 53N WAR: Wiclow Adventure Race – Glenmalure. Short 21km and 48km long distance options.
- August: Escape from Spike Island Triathlon. Sprint and Olympic distance options in Europe’s only Jailbreak Triathlon.
- September: 53N WAR: Wiclow Adventure Race - Powerscourt. Short 40km and 75km long distance options.
Spread the news to all your friends, relations and work colleagues. All they need to do is to use ‘gathering13’ promo code on the race entry. Discounts are limited to the first 100, so don’t delay, spread the work now. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Please do spread this offer in work, to your family abroad and to friends you want to see in 2013.
Your race director
Note: This offer is for people living outside the Island of Ireland, so we will check that the address used with this discount is the competitor’s valid address.
More about the Gathering 2013
Throughout 2013, Ireland is opening its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities.
Communities throughout Ireland are showcasing and sharing the very best of Irish culture, tradition, business, sport, fighting spirit and the uniquely Irish sense of fun.
Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry. The Gathering Ireland 2013 provides the perfect excuse to reach out to those who have moved away, their relatives, friends and descendants, and invite them home.
The Gathering is the people’s party. It kicked off in spectacular style at the New Year’s Eve Festival in Dublin and is being celebrated through gatherings of the people and Ireland’s major festivals during 2013. So now it is over to you. It is in your hands. Be part of it.
February 20th, 2013
There’s only 45 earlybird entries left for the Spiddal on the 18th of May.
Take your only chance to race an olympic distance triathlon in Galway this year or use the Sprint triathlon as your first triathlon of 2013.
We will be announcing details of our free swim training session (provisionally 27thof April). This is an ideal opportunity for anybody unfamiliar with open water swimming to try out the sprint triathlon course.
January 21st, 2013
Tri Sport are happy to announce the return of the Spiddal Triathlon, taking place on the 18th May. Offering both Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon which makes the most of Spiddal’s blue flag beach, cycling along the quiet Connemara roads and finishing with a circuit of the pier and village for a run. The race is very beginner friendly, with social activities arranged post race. Enter now to ensure your spot. Get ready to “Release yourself into Connemara” Here’s a few photos from 2012 to remind you about the Spiddal, Galway Triathlon.
Hope to see you on the start line.
Your race director,