Land of the Giants results

Cavan man beats the Giants

248 Mike Reilly Cavan on the front of the The Land of the Giants Duathlon held at Claremorris on Dec 29th. Pic:Trish Forde

land of the giant Duathlon results
Over 300 athletes took to the start line for the 8th edition of the run, bike, run event.
The first run of 5.5k Turned into a ding dong battle between Michael Reilly Shercock AC Cavan and Anthony Murray MultiSport Westport, the Cavan man eventually extending a lead in the bike stage to secure a big win…
The ladies race was one way traffic with Swinford’s sensation Maeve Gallagher opening huge lead on the field to win comfortably.
As always age group categories proved great excitement with some fantastic battles. Galway took most of these with Cillian Dooley Galway city harriers winning the over 40 men and Maggie Vahey Galway Tri winning the ladies.
In the over 50’s local man David Delaney Annagh Wheelers took the laurels with Deirdre Dillion Tirconaill AC Donegal taking the ladies.
The evergreen Pauline Moran Grainne Uaile Tri Newport was the leading Over 60 with Michael Cusack Westport Leisure park taking the men’s.
Westport MultiSport Niall Mc Loughlin winning junior prize.


1st Michael Reilly Shercock AC Cavan 50:21
2nd Anthony Murray MultiSport Westport 51:34
3rd David Hickey Grainne Uaile Tri club Newport 53:19

Winners of The Land of the Giants Duathlon, whose main sponsor was Dixon & Dever Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers:Left to right:David Hickey(3rd:Gráinne Uaile Tri Club), Michael Reilly(1st: Shercock A.C. Caven), and Anthony Murrey(2nd: Multi- Sport).
Pic:Trish Forde.

1st Maeve Gallagher Swinford AC 54:42
2nd Mary Corless TriLakes TC 60:24
3rd Adele Reilly Hollymount Wheelers 1:01:18

At the Land of the Giants Duathlon , Ladies Prizes sponsored by Colette Jordan & Associates(Architectual Engineering and Energy), were:Left to right:Edel Reilly (3rd:Hollymount Wheelers), Maeve Gallagher(1st:Swinford), Mary Corless(2nd:Tri-Lakes).
Pic:Trish Forde.

Unplaced O40
1stCillian Dooley Galway city harriers
2nd John Gilleran Lanesbourgh Tri
3rd Declan Donnellan Liquid motion Ballina

1st Maggie Vahey Galway Tri
2nd Caroline Keogh MultiSport Westport
3rd Linda Hession Hollymount Wheelers

Over 50
David Delaney Annagh Wheelers
Deirdre Dillion Tir Conaill Donegal

Michael Cusack Westport Leisure Park
Pauline Moran Grainne Uaile Tri Newport

Niall Mc Loughlin MultiSport Westport

Male: Calvin and Murtagh Liquid motion Ballina
Female: Loftus and Egan Liquid motion Tri
Mixed: Mc hale Mc Hale Western Lakes Cc

At The Land of the Giants Duathlon whose main sponsors were Dixon & Dever Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers, winners of the mens relay were:Left to right:Colin Scanlon and Colin Loughney(3rd:Hollymount Wheelers), Pat Murtagh and Barry Clavin(1st:Liquid Motion) , Darren Dunleavy and Gerry Towey(2nd:Western Lakes Cycling Club ).
Pic:Trish Forde

Big thanks to our sponsors and supporters

Main Sponsors of the event is Dixon& Dever project development services Ltd.

Category Sponsors of the event:

  • The Mc William park hotel
  • Hegarty’s Centra
  • Flynn’s Pharmacy Across form finish line
  • Colette Jordan Associates Architectural Engineering & Energy Consulting

This event would not take place without brilliant support of the Claremorris Chamber of Commerce and the local Gardai.

  • Mc Mahon park committee
  • Mayo County Council
  • Claremorris Men’s shed group
  • The Red Cross,
  • Event results will be supplied by Core Timing.
  • Showers at the Claremorris swimming pool..