Bressie sets hearts racing at Hook

Published 25/08/2015 | 00:00

Colm McCormick with Niall (Bressie) Breslin, taking part in the Tri The Hook event.
Colm McCormick with Niall (Bressie) Breslin, taking part in the Tri The Hook event.
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Claire Mc Donald and Sophie Clement taking part in the event.

BRESSIE was among 200 triathletes who participated in the Tri the Hook sprint triathlon last weekend.

He was joined by Mark McCabe, who represented Ireland in Kona, Hawaii at the 2014 Ironman World Championships, and competed as part of his filming schedule for a documentary for RTE 2 entitled 'Bressie's Ironmind'.

There was perfect weather for the event. The 750m swim took place at Baginbun beach and the waters were calm making for a competitive, fast swim. The 22km technical cycle route was as challenging as always but competitors benefited this year from a smoother surface thanks to the recent road resurfacing completed by Wexford County Council.

The 5.3km run had a new improved finish location at Fethard Village Amenities, Ashgrove. Overall male winner was Neal O'Grady who finished the course in a time of 1 hour, 10 minutes with an impressive cycle time of 35 minutes, 36 seconds. The overall female winner was Marie Boland in 1 hour, 18 minutes.

Triathlon Ireland's referee applauding the organisers for putting on such a positive inclusive race with a great sense of community at the core.

Tri the Hook was strongly supported by the local community who turned out in great numbers to provide high quality marshalling and also by local groups including St Mogues GAA, Ashgrove Soccer Club, Hook Sub Aqua and the RNLI.

Wexford People

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