DONEGAL HOSTS IRELAND’S LEADING TRIATHLETES IN SUPER EVENT

first_imgMembers of Letterkenny 24/7 club after today’s event.Irelands leading triathletes came to town to battle on the Donegal roads and set a blistering pace with many boasting that Letterkenny’s course as the fastest course in the country.In the national series standard distance race winner & previous lrish champion Paul Carroll from Olympian triathlon club finished first in 1hr 50min for the 10km run – 40km bike – 5km run.Paul said afterwards “That’s one honest course , you really have to work it from the gun, there’s nowhere to hide” it’s a brilliant super fast course.” Killian Heery finishing second in 1.50.22min while Gavin Corey finishing third in 1.52.45min.The best of the 247 triathlon club was the current national series champion Aidan Callaghan who’s just back to the sport recovering from a sustained illness over the Christmas months.The stand out performance came from local athlete Danny mooney posting fastest 10km fastest 5km runs. In the ladies category in the same national series standard distance race local athlete Siobhan Gallagher was the overall winner in 2.17.28min fighting a hotly contested battle with seasoned athlete Hannah Shields 2.17.48min.The second race of the day was the shorter sprint distance of 3.2k run – 20km bike – 3.2km run and what a battle it was with an open field of 83 athletes.Winner was Sean cosgrove in a time of 53.06min followed closely by odhran mc Kane in 53.46min.Best local 247 triathlete in an impressive time of 58.35min finishing in 7th place in his first outing as a duathlete was Jason King.First Lady in the sprint duathlon was Sonia Nox in a time of 1.00.10min followed into second was Catherine woods 1.02.42min. And a highly impressive third place and local 247 triathlete was Evelyn Boyle in 1.07.16min.An outstanding result came in from 16year old junior triathlete & winner from last years Tri a Tri was Laura Black, winning First Junior lady and 6th lady over all in 1.10.05minIt was an incredible event today showing the fantastic sporting spirt as newbies to the sport gave an incredible account of them selves with ground breaking steps in competing in there first ever duathlon and later triathlons as the season continues. The 247 triathlon club would like to thank their sponsors “the kitchen” & “Aura leisure Center” for financially supporting today’s event. Thank you to the travelling competitors & supporters and finally to the general public for been patient and caring as we collectively shared our roads today.Next 247 triathlon event is our Tri a Tri on April 24th so register now on triathlonireland.com and make a difference.Full Results from the sprint & standard distance races today on www.chipit.ieDONEGAL HOSTS IRELAND’S LEADING TRIATHLETES IN SUPER EVENT was last modified: March 6th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Rihanna And UNICEF Are There For The Philippines

first_imgUNICEF today launched a new campaign—”There for the Philippines”—to support the immediate and long-term relief efforts for children and families whose lives were upended by Super Typhoon Haiyan.UNICEF Supporter Rihanna helped kick-off the campaign and raise awareness of UNICEF’s work in the Philippines via social media. She also made a $100,000 donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. WNBA’s Skylar Diggins, MLB star Robinson Cano and actress Vanessa Hudgens are also participating.“We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support shown during this crisis,” said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “The effects of the strongest storm to make landfall have been devastating and the rebuilding process will not happen overnight. UNICEF will be there for as long as it takes to help children and families to recover.”“Emergencies make headlines, but the recovery continues long after the news cameras leave,” said Rihanna. “Having been a fan and supporter of UNICEF’s work over the years, I am honored to join them in helping children who have been impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. More than five million kids in the Philippines need our help. UNICEF is there for them today, and for the long road ahead, and so am I.”The digital “There for the Philippines” campaign asks people to assist UNICEF’s relief efforts by donating funds and sharing the message of the needs of vulnerable children in the hard-hit areas. Participants can change their Facebook profile picture or tweet messages of support.With nearly 13 million people — including 5.5 million children — affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, UNICEF is rushing lifesaving emergency supplies to the region, including essential medicines, nutrition, safe water and hygiene supplies. UNICEF is also working to reunite children with their families and is setting up safe, protected spaces where children can play, continue their education and resume a sense of normalcy.To donate or participate in “There for the Philippines,” click here.last_img read more

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