While Mick, Kay and Frank were taking on the hills of the Beara Peninsula, some of the less adventurous members of the Blackwater Triathlon Club were taking part in a few more traditional events around the country. On Sunday the 8th of March Ashleigh Byrne O’Brien, Therese Ryan, Lisa Crowley and Ken Power took part in the Duhallow 10 mile race. They travelled to Newmarket, where along with nearly 400 other hardy souls they battled the strong winds, hailstones and needle sharp rain showers on the day. Ashleigh even got a personal best on the day, despite the conditions. They all agreed it was a great race, well organised with great support from fellow runners as well as the crowd. On the same day Justin Ryan travelled to Kilsheelan to take part in a 10 mile race there, finishing in 4th place overall. Also on Sunday, Liam O’Connor went to Ennis to take part in the Ennis duathlon, running cycling and running his way to a 7th place finish on his second time competing in the event. Conditions on the day were cold and very windy, especially on the return leg of the bike section. Well done to all of our members who took part in events over the weekend. Racing season is definitely up and running.