The Howth Aquathon race 2 - 27rd June 2011

Updated on June 29th, 2011

After the night winds of the first race in the series the 130 competitors were greeted with a calm sunny evening with ideal conditions for two great races. 62 started on the short course with 49 on the long course. In a closely fought race the short event was won by leading swimmer Neil Kelly ahead of Conal Mc Bride and Alan Fitzpatrick with Tim Gleeson 1st Vet. In the ladies short race Debbie Burke held onto her good swim lead ahead of the fast running Marie Fox who just caught Rachel Jackson in the last section of the run for second with Geraldine Williams 1st Vet.

In the longer event we were treated to some tremendous performances particularly by John Reidy who was a comprehensive winner of the men's race six minutes ahead of John Power and Aidan Bourke with Gary Reeves 1st Vet, whilst in the ladies contest the top two Lorna Wolfe and Vanessa Fenton (also 3rd and 6th Overall!) had a close battle ahead of Sarah Lane and Hilary Jenkinson (1st Vet)

1. The Pre-race and the Short swim part 1 here.
2. Short swim - part 2 here.
3. Long swim here.
4. Long run - part 1 here.
5. Long run - part 2 and prize giving here.

We took around 1,500 shots on Monday so if don't see yourself in one of the galleries or there's a shot with you half hidden behind someone else mail us with the file name and we'll see what other shots we have.

Howth Aquathon, June 2011