Tuff Traxs off road Duathlon - Race 1, Nov. 2010

Updated on Nov. 22th, 2010

The first of two races in the Tuff traxs Duathlon series took place in the grounds of Kilruddery House on the outskirts of Bray on Sunday 21st Nov.

The course was challenging after heavy overnight rain giving the course an extra edge with the muddy terrain. The general consensus was that it was a great course and location and worth signing up for the next race on the 12th Dec.

Winner in the Sport race was The A Team's Stuart Montgomery in a diving finish just ahead of the fastest biker Cathal De Barra (Both 1:04:23) with Eamon Lenihan (1:07:11) in third just 2 seconds ahead of the unlucky fastest runner Anthony Boyle who only lost out on third place when missing the final turn for the finish transition. Wicklow Tri's Deborah Meehan (1:13:56) proved strongest lady ahead of Nessa Smyth (1:17:29) and Ciara Mulvey (1:18:57). In the Expert section Naas Tri's Dave Duke (1:56:09) survived a late bike tumble to take the victory ahead of Peter O Farrell (1:56:50) and Adrian Hennessy (1:58:28) whilst just behind our sponsor Mick Jordan proved strongest of the vets setting the fastest bike leg of the day (great bikes from Cycle Inn Obviously) coming in fourth just ahead of the unlucky chain breaking John Doris and the ever smiling Johnny Mc Cabe. IMRA's Melanie Earwaker (2:30:01) performed impressively to win in the ladies race ahead of Aideen Keenan (3:05:37).

The race photos have been broken up into galleries covering different sections of the race in chronological order:

1. The Pre-race/start area and sports Run here.
2. Sports cycle here.
3. Expert run lap 1 here.
4. Expert bike lap 1 here.
5. Expert bike lap 2 here.

6. Extra Gallery from Camera two in and around the Start/Finish area here.

We took around 2,500 shots on Sunday 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.