Lor­can first home in a record time


IT WAS Lor­can Mur­phy who fin­ished first in last week­end's chal­leng­ing triathlon in Bray, with a record time of 55 min­utes.

25 Tran­si­tion Year Pupils at Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, Bray, took part in the race, which tested the met­tle of even the fittest par­tic­i­pant.

Pres bi­ol­ogy teacher and TY head Gavin Lynch ex­plained that the triathlon has been an an­nual fundraiser for three years in aid of Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Ire­land.

Five of the com­peti­tors fin­ished in­side the hour, but it was Lor­can who had the edge on the day.

The lads started out with a 10-length swim at Shore­line Leisure Cen­tre, be­fore an 11 km cy­cle down the South­ern Cross, up the Boghall Road, Kil­lar­ney Road and back two and a half times. They then ran from their school to the seafront via New­court Road, along the seafront and back up the gru­el­ing Put­land Hill for the last stretch, with plenty of Pres stu­dents lin­ing the route to the fin­ish­ing line to en­cour­age them up the tough hill.

It was a lovely day, and they hope that when all the spon­sor­ship money is col­lected they will have raised a to­tal of €2,000.

Water­boys Nathan Wat­ters, Keith Mo­han, Hugh Flem­ming, Ian Cos­grove, Andy Wilders, Tom Traynor, Eoin Bren­nan and Gavin Lynch.

Win­ner Lor­can Mur­phy cross­ing the fin­ish­ing line.

James Hayes was in­jured when he crashed on his bi­cy­cle.

Keith Mc­Don­nell go­ing for the line.

Or­gan­iser Gavin Lynch keep­ing an eye on pro­ceed­ings.

Jack McDon­ald was all smiles at the fin­ish.

Luke Cas­soni wa show­ing the strain.

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