by Cahir O’Higgins
T3 were represented by 4 athletes at Valentia Island triathlon on the 12th May 2013 – Douglas Veale, Dara Kilmartin, Mick Bolger and Cahir O’Higgins. The much anticipated swim was replaced by a 3k run, for a variety of reasons, air temperature, water temperature and wind etc etc. In a highly competitive field Mark Nolan took the glory along with Katie Cooke winning the ladies race, both retaining their titles from last year.
Cross winds made the bike tricky, with some of the descends and bends requiring a lot of braking. The second run had a nice fast second half downhill. Mick Bolger was the best of the T3ers with a 2nd place finish in his age group. An enjoyable day out, but a long way to go for a brick session.