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Over 1,000 athletes took up the challenge of the Westport Sea2Summit last Saturday. The Westport based competition has become on of the top adventure racing events in the country and Westport’s Anthony Murray was the first person home over the finishing line. Anthony finished in a time of 3:00.39 over the tough 56.5km course, which took in road running, cycling, a run up Croagh Patrick, sea dash and an obstacle course before finishing with a tough run to the finish line at The Mall in the town. Murray, who won the sprint competition last year, can now add the title of supreme champion for 2011.
Evergreen Healthfoods will be hosting an information evening on sports nutrition at the Pillo Hotel & Spa, (formerly the Courtyard by Marriot) on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30pm. The event is being organised in support of Special Olympics Ireland, and in association with the Pillo Hotel & Spa. There will be three speakers on the night, each covering different aspects of sports performance and nutrition.
A group of five present and past swimmers from Castlebar Swimming Club, Katie Tuohy (NUI Maynooth), James Caulfield (NUI Galway), Conal Joyce (Dublin IT), James Sweeney and Sarah Caulfield (UCD), took part in the Irish Swimming and Lifesaving Intervarsities in Kilkenny, each representing his/her respective colleges. The event, hosted by NUI Maynooth (NUIM), proved to be a great success with most of the universities and institutes of technology present. For the course of this event the Castlebar swimmers had to set aside their club loyalties, and in Sarah and James Caulfield’s case family loyalty and give it their all for their colleges. Friday evening saw the start of the competition with the swimming heats and what a start it proved to be. Competition was fierce with many national champions in attendance including Olympian Aisling Cooney (UCD). However, the Castlebar crew held their own and in some cases raced against each other in the same events to reach the finals session on Saturday morning.
The annual Lough Mask swim challenge is complete for the second year and yet again proved its title as a challenge. Conditions were very testing and on the borderline of being rerouted to the plan B swim, however the nod was given after consultation between organisers and safety crew. The die was cast and the 8km Lough Mask challenge was the swimmers and kayakers Rubicon, from Paddy’s Pub Tourmakeady to Cushlough Bay, Ballinrobe.
The second annual COPE Triathlon will take place in Salthill on Sunday June 13. The event will consist of a 750m swim followed by a 20km cycle and a 5km run along the Galway coastline.
Adventure races are fast growing in Ireland. The west of Ireland has been leading the way with major events in the last few years using the fantastic rugged scenery of County Mayo. A new annual adventure race will be held on March 27 2010 which fits perfectly with any athletes who run, cycle, and train for adventure races around the country. The perfect event for the people looking for real adventure!