Local knowledge payed dividends when local Castlebar man Peter Tuohy of the J2P Team took a comprehensive win at the Castlebar Duathlon which was the 5th and final round of the successful Ireland West Duathlon Series.

Tuohy laid the foundation for his success with a storming bike split that gave him a 60 second advantage and some breathing space over the hard chasing Brendan Conway Westport Triathlon Club, who is a renowned runner.

The final 5k run on the out and back new Turlough Greenway turned into a sprint between the two leaders with Tuohy holding Conway off for a nail biting victory. In third place on the day, was ever consistent Jonathon Rowland from Liquid Motion Triathlon Club, Ballina.

In the ladies section Lorraine Carey, Ballina, pulled no punches with a knockout performance to place in the top 5 overall showing her versatility with fastest times on all 3 stages to take the win.

Paula Prendergast, Claremorris and of Mayo AC was 2nd with the ever-green Colette Sweeney of Multisport Westport rounding of the podium.

There was fierce competition in the relay section, especially on the bike leg where Irish para-cyclist Jerry Towey took his 4th fastest bike split of the series storming around the 30k course in 46:26. He had to contend with the rising Hollymount cyclist John Gill, who was only 11 seconds slower, these two were by far the fastest cyclists.

The IWDS attracted more than 500 participants to the 5 event series; the IWDS Presentation will take place at Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe on Friday March 25th where former Irish professional road racing cyclist Stephen Roche will perform the official opening of the new shop.

The completely revamped Castlebar duathlon course was widely acclaimed as been one of the hardest of the series as every stage was longer than any of the others. The Greenway to Turlough is a superb amenity to the area and the runners really enjoyed themselves on the last run where they got to High 5 other participants on the out and back course.

Springfield playground also had plenty of young spectators clapping on all the finishers; hopefully we will see some of these in action in the years to come. A group from the UK took part under the club name Oasis ITLR, their charity ‘In The Long Run’ are on tour around Ireland campaigning against HUMAN TRAFFICKING, so make sure to lend them your support if you see them.

The event was supported by the Civil Defence, Destination Mayo, YouVideo, Core timing, Castlebar Men’s Shed Group, Castlebar Chamber of Commerce, Mayo Sports Partnership, Mayo County Council, Castlebar Fit for Life and the Road Safety Authority.

The sponsors of the event were the Galway Roast, Castlebar Health Quarters gym, Raceface events and the Mayo Advertiser.

Castlebar Duathlon Results

Men

1st Peter Tuohy,J2P – 1:27:51
2nd Brendan Conway, Westport Triathlon Club – 1:28:30
3rd Johnathon Rowland, Liquid Motion Triathlon Club, Ballina – 1:33:51

Winner Castlebar Duathlon 2016 Peter Tuohy J2P

Mens podium L to R Brendan Conway Westport Tri 2nd, Peter Tuohy J2P 1st, Jonathon Rowland Liquid Motion Ballina 3rd

Over 40 Michael Hession, Hurt Locker, Galway
Over 50 Sean O’ Boyle, Knockmore
Over 60 John Jennings, Castlebar CC

Women

1st Lorraine Carey, Liquid Motion Triathlon Club, Ballina – 1:35:56
2nd Paula Prendergast, Mayo AC – 1:44:36
3rd Colette Sweeney, Multisport, Westport – 1:46:31

Ladies winner Lorraine Carey Liquid Motion Ballina

Ladies Podium Lto R Paula Prendergast Mayo AC 2nd, Lorraine Carey Liquid Motion Ballina 1st, Colette Sweeney Multisport Westport 3rd

Over 40 Catherine O Grady, Multisport,Westport
Over 50 Cathy Regan, Tubbercurry

Relay Teams

1st Murphy/Gill, Western Lakes CC
2nd Phillips/Towey, Western Lakes CC
3rd Kearney/ McNamara, Castlebar

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Castlebar Duathlon Results

RankBibNameSexAGE GROUPRun 1T1CycleT2Run 2FINISH TimeCLUB
1103Tuohy, PetermM20-3920:32,00:26,947:11,80:25,319:15,21:27:51,3
25Brendan ConwaymM20-3920:27,80:39,048:05,90:29,218:48,51:28:30,6Westport Tri
375Murphy/ GillmTeam Male21:47,80:19,546:37,60:19,519:48,51:28:53,2Relay Male
4134Jonathan RowlandmM20-3921:43,20:25,350:20,60:26,720:55,61:33:51,6liquid motion
513Carey, LorrainewF20-3921:50,70:26,252:42,40:31,620:25,51:35:56,7Liquid motion
622Conway, DavidmM20-3921:51,70:27,452:31,50:24,120:46,41:36:01,4multisport
772Michael HessionmM40-4922:53,20:33,552:58,60:31,321:06,11:38:02,9Galway Tri
880O Conchubhair, DiarmuidmM20-3922:52,60:41,653:10,20:28,721:00,11:38:13,4hurtlocker
929David DelaneymM40-4922:53,70:35,053:05,80:26,221:36,01:38:36,9Claremorris
10129Paul ConlonmM20-3920:27,20:41,658:21,00:26,619:26,41:39:23,1
1128Darragh DelaneymM40-4924:03,10:37,951:55,20:33,622:38,61:39:48,7Claremorris CC
12128Ray McnamaramM20-3921:43,60:37,356:48,40:47,520:11,71:40:08,7liquid motion
1321Conor GillmM20-3923:50,20:44,652:03,20:40,223:09,91:40:28,3Hollymount Whlrs
1457Lawlor, JimmymM40-4921:53,10:30,556:55,00:36,520:51,01:40:46,3
1546Gill, MatthewmM20-3921:47,40:38,157:04,90:35,720:59,71:41:06,1Western Lakes CC
16100Sweeney, ShanemM40-4927:03,20:42,01:11:21,02:04,50:27,71:41:38,4knockmore
1765Mc hugh, JohnmM20-3923:52,60:50,054:36,30:39,821:59,31:41:58,3
1834Derrig, KevinmM20-3926:05,20:37,652:56,00:48,122:15,11:42:42,1
19101Towey, JerrymTeam Male29:37,90:16,346:26,50:27,326:32,71:43:20,9Team Male
20136David StephensmM40-4924:47,31:04,954:06,30:55,122:47,21:43:41,0Tri Lakes
2187Prendergast, PaulawF20-3922:28,60:41,81:00:31,20:26,520:28,01:44:36,3mayo ac
22124Preter CorcoranmM20-3924:41,80:38,556:59,00:20,121:58,51:44:38,1Multisport
2349Henehan, GermM40-4924:33,10:22,557:11,30:17,922:52,01:45:17,1Tri Lakes
2494Savage, MichaelmM20-3926:36,50:48,854:51,60:39,022:44,91:45:41,0yeats
25117John GordonmM40-4923:11,90:25,61:00:07,70:18,921:39,41:45:43,7Castlebar
2647Gourty, NoelmM40-4925:04,90:22,756:56,20:28,523:19,61:46:12,1
2719Colette SweeneywF40-4925:05,50:46,256:18,80:30,323:50,41:46:31,4Multisport AM
28115Kearney/ Mc NamarawTeam Female24:31,50:15,358:56,00:20,822:32,91:46:36,7Kearney/ Mc Namara
2970McHale, Tomasm25:42,30:22,757:20,70:22,523:12,21:47:00,5
30113Robert FitzgeraldmM20-3930:32,60:43,21:15:19,80:32,80:16,11:47:24,7Castlebar
3166McAleer, AodhanmM20-3924:29,70:36,458:13,20:44,923:26,51:47:30,9
32118Jarlath GibbonsmM20-3924:38,80:52,858:13,10:46,724:27,01:48:58,6Castlebar
3378Murt CooneymM40-4925:29,70:52,657:15,10:54,524:35,51:49:07,7Kilconly CC
3488Quinn, DarrenmM20-3922:55,80:32,21:02:29,40:18,923:05,01:49:21,5corofin
35114Declan HylandmM20-3925:37,81:00,357:44,01:00,624:02,71:49:25,5Longford Tri club
3681O Connell, JohnmM20-3926:08,30:46,258:01,10:55,924:15,31:50:07,0dublin
37122Enda MolloymM20-3925:11,00:57,759:46,40:50,823:44,61:50:30,7Castlebar
3876Mulrooney, JasonmM40-4924:28,01:05,01:01:18,00:59,323:06,51:50:56,9
39104Walsh, ColmmM40-4925:21,01:00,300:54.th25:42.th01:51:04,3
3955Kelly, FergusmM20-3926:36,50:52,859:28,70:44,323:24,61:51:07,1sligo
4054Kelly, DamianmM20-3926:06,11:10,259:03,01:16,623:42,31:51:18,5lahardane
4142Forde, NicolawF20-3926:41,80:34,01:00:00,40:35,124:14,81:52:06,3liquid motion
4211Burns, ClivemM40-4926:40,21:01,859:13,40:47,625:08,41:52:51,5ballina
4361Massey, MarkmM40-4925:45,10:32,51:01:48,10:31,824:35,71:53:13,4
449Brian GoldenmM40-4925:57,70:33,41:00:22,40:25,726:03,61:53:23,1Western Lakes CC
4532Derek KeanemM20-3927:10,90:56,159:07,70:47,525:28,01:53:30,4Multisport AM
4684OBoyle, SeanmM50-5925:09,70:28,91:03:25,90:23,824:09,21:53:37,6knockmore
4736Enda LonerganmM40-4927:58,80:42,157:33,20:22,127:12,61:53:49,0Multisport AM
48112Dave HopkinsmM40-4925:15,30:29,51:03:02,90:24,224:41,91:53:54,1Westport Tri
4967McAlpine, AinewF20-3926:07,00:50,81:02:05,50:49,424:05,11:53:57,9islandeaady
5099Sweeney, FergusmM40-4927:03,40:41,51:00:56,10:24,325:05,41:54:10,9knockmore
51125McVann, McVannwTeam Mix27:47,00:27,91:00:20,50:22,425:27,81:54:25,8Castlebar
522Aisling and RuthwTeam Female26:08,30:32,91:03:27,71:03,723:18,71:54:31,4Team Female
5368McCarthy, JohnmM20-3926:19,40:46,21:02:50,10:46,023:52,01:54:33,9castlebar
54109Feilim GormleymM20-3926:49,80:49,61:01:12,41:23,024:37,71:54:52,8
556Brendan TunneymM40-4926:58,30:45,71:01:23,20:27,725:23,61:54:58,8Multisport AM
56119Peter BourkemM20-3927:06,40:42,01:04:10,90:26,422:35,81:55:01,7Ballintubber
5751Jennings, JohnmM60-6927:34,81:04,058:38,31:17,426:46,71:55:21,4castlebar CC
5818Cathriona GradywF40-4925:35,30:43,11:04:35,10:50,124:07,91:55:51,7Multisport AM
5974Moran, KennethmM20-3926:59,80:57,91:00:45,41:05,226:19,71:56:08,2castlebar cc
60123Gary McHughmM40-4926:04,10:39,91:01:37,80:25,127:34,11:56:21,1Castlebar
61126Gerry SheridanmM40-4929:16,20:42,958:25,70:37,627:26,71:56:29,2Western Lakes CC
6295Sean LyonsmM50-5926:52,91:01,859:40,61:06,427:49,11:56:30,9Achill Whlrs
6341Flannery, OwenmM20-3928:30,91:06,258:50,60:54,927:13,91:56:36,6
6437Farragher, JohnmM20-3927:42,60:47,91:02:37,00:40,425:50,01:57:38,1Western Lakes CC
65130Joanne O'BoylewF20-3925:06,51:23,11:06:21,40:55,923:56,31:57:43,4Hurtlocker
6623Corless, JosephmM20-3927:36,60:48,01:02:46,00:44,526:27,91:58:23,3
6743Gallagher, NoelmM40-4927:37,90:49,21:04:26,90:52,825:03,31:58:50,2ballyhaunis
6812Byrne, JasonmM20-3926:59,40:44,41:05:17,70:24,325:53,71:59:19,8Claremorris
6990Reginald KitimM20-3925:34,71:17,81:04:38,50:37,427:42,41:59:50,9Oasis ITLR
70120Mick ShawmM40-4925:03,10:51,11:09:38,30:51,424:15,42:00:39,3Castlebar
71116Michael MoranmM40-4927:42,71:06,41:03:44,90:46,527:24,02:00:44,6
72106Watters, AlanmM40-4928:51,30:44,71:00:52,00:37,729:39,52:00:45,4sligo
733Angela CorduffwF20-3927:05,40:33,01:08:21,90:26,124:48,12:01:14,8Multisport AM
7445Gilgan, StephenmM40-4929:50,81:00,21:03:47,61:00,825:45,12:01:24,7sligo
7564Mc Grath, EmerwF20-3926:46,40:59,71:09:57,50:26,823:14,62:01:25,1
7610Burke, LisawF40-4926:46,90:55,81:06:53,50:54,426:17,12:01:48,0Castlebar
7716Carole FabbywF40-4928:21,81:02,21:05:03,51:08,826:15,12:01:51,7Multisport AM
78111Emmett MurphymM40-4928:05,61:03,81:04:59,51:07,927:08,42:02:25,3Castlebar CC
79121Bettett, GibbonsmM20-3929:18,00:33,11:05:52,70:26,326:29,72:02:39,9Castlebar
8077Murray, ErickawF20-3929:52,60:37,21:03:18,70:30,428:30,22:02:49,3
8196Shevlin, AidenmM20-3927:53,01:34,21:05:53,21:18,627:12,42:03:51,6belmullet
8273Moran, JohnmM40-4929:00,90:45,11:05:38,00:29,828:13,72:04:07,6
8327Daly, AlanmM20-3931:01,80:49,01:01:52,61:01,229:45,02:04:29,8Ballinasloe
8444Gerry CorleymM40-4928:55,21:13,41:05:05,11:12,428:11,82:04:38,0Castlebar CC
8515Carolan/CosgravewTeam Mix29:08,80:38,71:07:59,00:27,726:25,02:04:39,4Team Mix
8692Roche, GerardmM20-3926:11,91:00,61:13:07,80:38,724:00,42:04:59,6castlebar
8717Carty, KennethmM40-4931:08,21:02,31:00:15,51:22,332:13,22:06:01,6Sligo
8858Lorraine TonerwF20-3928:41,80:46,41:08:26,60:38,728:10,82:06:44,5Castlebar CC
894Barry, GregmM40-4929:02,91:28,21:06:46,51:14,828:30,82:07:03,3
9086Paula O NeillwF20-3930:26,80:49,81:06:32,30:27,030:02,22:08:18,3Western Lakes CC
91135Aisling KellyTeam Female26:06,30:31,01:17:59,90:25,124:16,62:09:19,0Relay
9293Rohan, GerrymM50-5929:08,11:27,51:10:27,90:54,827:36,42:09:34,8claregalway
93110Ann Mc DonnellwF20-3926:46,41:10,21:15:14,30:34,726:17,32:10:03,1Mayo Ac
94131James DenashmM20-3931:00,20:34,21:08:08,40:31,731:35,42:11:50,2Galway bay wheelers
9540Flanagan, WilliammM40-4928:15,91:40,71:07:53,81:39,734:02,62:13:32,8
9652Jerome VarleymM20-3932:13,40:54,51:07:58,10:42,031:45,02:13:33,2Western Lakes CC
9714Carolan, JoannewF20-3929:53,70:44,41:14:29,20:34,327:53,12:13:34,8
9863Mc donagh, MichellewF20-3928:37,61:04,01:15:44,51:07,528:08,12:14:41,9
9989Regan, CathywF50-5931:40,61:08,81:11:58,81:21,630:20,42:16:30,4tubbercurry
10020Conal SadlermM20-3928:40,71:21,41:09:38,31:21,435:59,52:17:01,4Westport
10169McGrath, MarywF40-4931:35,61:44,41:13:20,41:08,329:52,72:17:41,5roscommon
1027Brennan, AnthonymM40-4931:37,61:47,91:12:53,71:29,329:53,32:17:41,9
10326Cusack, RobertmM20-3929:35,51:29,61:15:51,41:05,330:35,82:18:37,7Castlebar
10435Emma GoodingwF20-3928:18,10:46,71:21:23,81:07,628:18,02:19:54,5Oasis ITLR
10530Deane, LizwF20-3929:37,10:48,51:20:09,11:57,029:43,72:22:15,7Donegal
10650Hyland, AlanmM20-3934:10,91:15,31:13:13,91:25,134:29,82:24:35,2
10725Cuddihy, AoifewF20-3933:11,01:27,31:16:44,91:13,333:45,92:26:22,7Kilkenny
10879Needham, MargaretwF20-3929:11,61:42,91:27:17,91:17,327:35,62:27:05,6
10939Flanagan, BredawF40-4931:36,31:45,41:28:47,81:42,330:04,82:33:56,8
11098Stynes, SineadwF20-3931:44,71:11,91:33:09,60:35,929:47,32:36:29,7kildare
111105Ward, CarolinewF20-3932:34,85:05,01:30:13,12:26,732:41,52:43:01,2roscommon
112127Kathryn DenniganwF20-3932:49,44:37,81:30:00,42:50,933:02,72:43:21,5
1138Brennan, MaurinawF40-4934:46,52:45,61:30:47,42:00,333:01,62:43:21,6
11459Luke NewmanmM20-3942:20,33:42,71:38:43,01:06,444:28,13:10:20,7Oasis ITLR
11553Kate BulptwF50-5942:22,53:38,01:38:42,41:11,544:29,53:10:24,0Oasis ITLR