Cuchulainn Warrior XC Triathlon

Posted 2/7/2011

Cuchulainn Warrior XC Triathlon 2011

Gerry McCabe crowned the Cuchulainn Warrior for 2011.

With a new bike and run course it was to be an equalling test of metal for all participants, as in previous years, during Saturdays Cuchulainn Warrior XC Triathlon held in the Cooley Mountains, over looking King John’s Castle and the village of Carlingford. Starting on the slipway at the Carlingford Sailing Club with half the field choosing to kayak 800m. The rest opting for a slightly shorter 400m swim. First two swimmers out of the water were Neil Mc Carville & Kathryn Bell, with all swimmers, bar a few, had left the water before the first kayak pairing, headed by Ciaran Gormley was to reach the shoreline, closely followed by Paul McGee & Johnny McCabe. It was then off on their mountain bikes up the side of Slieve Foy for one loop of some open mountain trails before returning to transition at the sailing club.

Gerry McCabe with his superior biking skills was first to reach ‘Slate Rock’ followed by brother Johnny a minute a later and Gary Shields a mere 10 seconds behind. They entered transition in that position, before heading for the final 5k forest trail run. Ruaidhri Stewart was in hot pursuit, avoiding a chain break which put paid to his chances last year.

Others were finding the steep bike trails tough but the spectacular descent made up for it, Paula Cooney heard saying ‘ What am I doing here !!’ her first time on a mountain bike. The start of the run seen the competitors attack ‘Savages Hill’ for a second time out of Carlingford, the stinger of a hill using what little energy that was left in the legs. Gerry was to hold the lead to the finish in a time of 59:17. Johnny McCabe (1:02:42) hotly perused by Gary Shields (1:03:11) taking second & third respectively. Ciaran Gormley held on bravely for forth spot, to take the first unplaced Vet. Second in the Vets category, Conor Mulcahy held off the efforts of Johnny Gregg who filled the third Vets podium position. Kathryn Bell, more used to the road bike triathlon took the ladies title from Paula Cooney. JohnMcKevitt took the Youth/Newcomers award, with Shane Garvey taking the Gold Finisher Medal after taking a slight detour during the bike section !!
Thanks to the Sailing Club for the superb venue, once again, Carlingford Red Cross and all the marshals who helped out on the day.

2011 Results

1st Gerry McCabe 5.45 (S) 32.45 (B) 20.46 (R)-59.17
2nd Johnny McCabe 7.29 (K) 33.43 (B) 21.30 (R)-1.02.42
3rd Gary Shields 8.10 (K) 33.18 (B) 21.43 (R)-1.03.11
4th Ciaran Gormley 7.05 (K) 36.38/21.54/1.05.37 (1st VET)
5th Ruairhi Stewart 1.06.30
6th Paul McGee 1.07.03
7th Conor Mulcathy 1.10.22 (2nd VET)
8th Niall Casey 1.10.32 (3rd VET)
9th Ciaran Smith 1.11.02
10th Jonny Gregg 1.11.09 (4th VET)
11th Sean Bradley 1.11.13
12th Danny Sherry 1.11.45
13th Darren Murphy 1.12.09
14th Peter Jones 1.12.20
15th Paul whately 1.13.22
16th John Grace 1.13.48
17th Kevin Hamill 1.17.04
18th John Sharkey 1.18.04
19th Ross Bell 1.19.18
20th D Moore 1.20.31
21st Ian Montgomery 1.20.49
22nd John Doyle 1.22.05
23rd Kathryn Bell (1st Lady)
24th Ray Ryan 1.24.31
25th Niall Mc Carville 1.24.32
26th Noel Tonge 1.25.16
27th John McKevitt 1.27.27 (YOUTH AWARD)
28th Neil O’Brien 1.33.52
29th Shane Garvey 1.36.32
30th Paula Cooney 1.43.06 (2nd Lady)

Posted 30/06/2011

Entries will be taken on the day.

Posted 20/5/2011

Event Date: Saturday, 2nd July, 2011

Online Entry NOW open on RunIreland.com  HERE

ALL NEW Bike and Run routes. The mountain bike route in this years XC triathlon will take to the open mountain side and will not have the technical forest single track as previous years, however it will be a challenging route, but very ‘doable’.

New Mtb Bike route on Map My-Tri  HERE

New run route on Map My-Tri  HERE

Posted1/1/2011
Cuchulainn Warrior XC Triathlon 2011

(XTARRA/Off-road) Triathlon Non-Swimmers welcome
Event Date: Saturday, 2nd July, 2011

Online Entry NOW open on RunIreland.com  HERE

Event Date – Saturday, 2nd July, 2011 – 11.00 a.m.  Start
Carlingford Sailing Club, Co.Louth

400m Swim or 800m Kayak,  10.4k Cycle,  9k Run
Cuchulainn Warrior Triathlon from Carlingford Adventure Racing Club powered by Setanta Tri.

Entry List:- Jonny Gregg, Danny Sherry, Niall McCarville, Ciaran Smyth, Ciaran Gormley,  Iain Montgomery, Kathryn Bell, Conor Mulcahy, Sean Bradley, Ciara Ni Cheilleachair,  John Mc Kevitt,  Raymond Ryan, Gary Sheils, Gerry McCabe.

Posted 4/7/2010

2010

Tony Kelly crowned Cuchulainn Warrior 2010


Columbia Cuchulainn Warrior XC Triathlon 2010

Tony Kelly crowned the Columbia Cuchulainn Warrior for 2010.

It was a test of metal for all participants of Saturdays Columbia Cuchulainn Warrior XC Triathlon held in the Cooley Mountains, over looking Kink John’s Castle and the village of Carlingford. It all started on the slipway at the Carlingford Sailing Club with half the field choosing to kayak 800m. Barry Douglas had a wet start after wearing his new Garmin GPS, the size of a grandfather clock, threw himself into his kayak and out the other !! The rest opting for a delayed start to a 400m swim. Ciaran Gormley was first off the kayak closely followed by David Dollard in his wet suit. It was then off on their mountain bikes into Slieve Foy Forest for a couple of loops of some technical trails before returning to transition at the sailing club.

Gerry McCabe powered his way up the field with his superior biking skills and entered transition in first position to pass over to his relay partner, Sinead Hearty for the final 9k forest trail run. Tony Kelly was moving through the field with purpose, with Ruaidhri Stewart in hot pursuit, until a chain break put paid to his chances. Meanwhile, C. Gormley was doing a bit of lumber-jacking with his head through the trees, and former Irish international rugby player, Paddy Johns was looking for the rest of ‘the Irish pack’ to push him up some of those hills !!!

Some were finding that one loop of the technical bike trails was enough and opted for a quick return to transition. The start of the run seen the competitors attack ‘Savages Hill’ for a second time out of Carlingford, the stinger of a hill using what little energy that was left in the legs. Kelly was to take the lead and hold it to the finish in a time of 1:33:28. Martin O’Hagan, after a difficult swim, exiting the water with only the marshal behind, but in a tremendous performance to claim 2nd overall in 1:36:25. Ciaran Gormley held on bravely for third spot. In the Vets cagegory, Richard Patterson held off the efforts of Eamonn Conway in second, and Paddy Johns filling to podium position. Thanks to the Sailing Club for the superb venue, Carlingford Red Cross and to Columbia for ‘Ravenous’ trail shoes and Mobex back-packs as prizes.

Tony Kelly 1:33:28
Martin O’Hagan 1:36:25
Ciaran Gormley 1:38:45
Ruaidhri Stewart 1:41:20
Sean Loughran 1:41:49
Stephen Kelleher 1:42:00
Gary Shields 1:42:01
Paul McGee 1:42:16
David Dollard 1:43:29
Kevin McDonald 1:44:00
Padraic Lennon 1:44:10
Danny Sherry 1:47:46
Niall Casey 1:48:00
Chris Quinn 1:48:11
Barry Douglas 1:50:33
Paul Whately 1:50:35
Partrick McGrath 1:53:24
Richard Patterson 1:55:11 (1st Vet)
Anthony White 1:55:13
B. Sharkey 1:55:20
Keith White 1:56:30
Eamon Conway 1:57:20 (2nd Vet)
Niall O’Flahertry 1:57:45
Iain Montgomery 1:58:51
Ross Bell 1:59:34
Chris MacBlain 1:59:34
Ciaran O’Conor  2:01:56
Paddy Johns 2:06:39 (3rd Vet)
Shane Garvey 2:07:23
Eoin Gorman 2:09:51
Stephen Lynch 2:11:56
Paul Quinn 2:13:04
Kevin Oliver 2:13:04
Pat Bishop 2:18:06

Relay: Sinead Hearty/G.McCabe 1:35:23

Tuesday, 29th June

Garmin GPS route of this year XC triathlon can be viewed HERE

Registration at Carlingford Sailing Club 12 noon until 1:30pm
Race Briefing 1:45pm
Race Start 2:00 pm
Prize Giving 4:30pm (final finisher 4:10pm approx)

Technical mountain bike section is 1.3k in length, ridden twice.


Online Entry now open… HERE

Event Date: Saturday, 3rd July, 2010

Registration taken on the day 12noon until 1:30pm

One Day Licence not required for this event

Columbia Cuchulainn Warrior XC Triathlon

(XTARRA/Off-road) Triathlon
Non-Swimmers welcome

Saturday, 3th July, 2010      –    2 p.m. Start

Carlingford Sailing Club, Co.Louth

400m Swim or 800m Kayak,  10.4k Cycle,  9k Run

Cuchulainn Warrior Triathlon from Carlingford Adventure Racing Club powered by Setanta Tri

This is a REAL MTB Tri course with something for everyone – sweet technical twisted forest single track, open forest fire road double track, stream crossing, a stringer of a climb from Transition.

Challenging? Yes! Totally XTERRA? Absolutely!
The 400m ( GPS accurate this time ) swim course is in Carlingford Lough. The 10.4k mountain bike course is a part 2-lap course located in Slieve Foy forest on the out skirts of the picturesque village of Carlingford. The 9k run follows the same MTB course without the technical single track trails.

There is a stringer of a hill at the start of each section that will test the ‘granny ring’!!

Download entry form here

2009
Gerry the Cuchulainn Warrior again!

 

2008 Gerry crowned ‘Cuchulainn Warrior’

Gerry McCabe was crowned ‘The Cuchulainn Warrior’ after winning the Carlingford ‘Cuchulainn Warrior Triathlon’  hosted by the local Setanta Triathlon Club.

The start was on the Carlingford Sailing Club slipway for this the first off/road triathlon of the season. The triathletes had to swim 400m before exiting the water and mounting their mountain bikes for a 10.4k bike, with a very tough single track section in Slieve Foy Forest, after overcoming a savage steep hill out of the village. Some competitors arriving with road bikes not quite sure what an off/road triathlon consisted of. They were soon to find out. Gerry McCabe went into an early lead on the bike and was to hold it to the finish of an 9k run to take the trophy in a time of 1h 23m.

Surly an event that has a great future in the area. Thanks to all the marshals out on the course and to Carlingford Red Cross, the local Garda, Carlingford Sailing Club, and Dundalk Canoe Club for their assistance on the day.

1st Gerry McCabe 01:23:36
2nd Niall Somers 01:30:06
3rd Niall O’Briain 01:40:29
4th David Dollard 01:41:02
5th Tony Kelly 01:43:10
6th Kevin Lynch 01:46:11
7th Derk McEntegart 01:46:35
8th Jacqui O’Hagan 01:48:02
9th Niall Casey 01:49:30
10th TommyBrowne 01:53:21
11th Paul Whately 01:55:36
12th DannyMurphy 01:57:46
13th Barry Casey 01:58:08
14th Niall Ivory 01:59:25
15th Sean Kalleher 02:00:36
16th AnthonyMcKenna 02:00:51
17th Cian O’Dorherty 02:02:30
18th PatrickMcMeekin 02:08:52
19th Michael Duffy 02:11:32
20th Paul Taylor 02:16:47
21st CiaranMcDonnell 02:18:08

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