Dublin City Triathlon 8 Sep 2018
No. 6 sprint triathlon completed on Saturday 8 Sep 2018. Myself and Nick Skehan, my guide for the day competed in the Dublin City Triathlon in the capital. The swim took place in the river Liffey, the bike and run course was around the Phoenix Park. There were nearly 1000 athletes taking part in several categories on the day. It was a really well run event with staggered starts for the swim. Road conditions were a bit slippy on the technical bike course due to rain the night before, with a few thrills and spills occurring along the way. We managed to keep the rubber on the road for the bike. The run was a 5.5km up and down hill course. Felt comfortable on the run until 500m to go with the finish line in sight, then strained/pulled my calf muscle. Made it this far, so kept going and limped over the finish line. Myself and Nick enjoyed the day and were delighted to finish 2nd in the Para VI catorgy. Also well done to Mary Corless a fellow Tri Lakes Triathlon Club member, on finishing 3rd overall in the ladies catorgy. A big thank you to Nick, for having a laugh and guiding me around Dublins rivers and parks. Thank you to Dunlin City Tri club, for hosting a great event and facilitating all the Para athletes on the day, hopefully back next year. Thank you to all family and friends for their amazing support...
Stephen Kelleghan - See more of Stephen's work on his Flickr page: https://bit.ly/2Nv8KPF
Gordon Thomson - see more of Gordon's work on his Flickr page here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gordon_thomson/
Finally thank you to all the following organisations who helped along the way...
Tri Lakes Triathlon Club - http://trilakes.ie
Piranha Triathlon Club - http://piranhatri.com
Triathlon Ireland (Eamonn Tilley) - http://triathlonireland.com
Vision Sports Ireland - http://visionsports.ie - (also provide assistance with blind tennis, blind golf, blind water skiing etc!)
NCBI - http://ncbi.ie - (National Council for the Blind Ireland)
Galway Visually Impaired Activity Group
Galway Sports Partnership - http://galwaycity.ie