The Battle of Ballinspittle

By | May 2, 2019

Easter Bank holiday Monday also saw the running of the “Battle of Ballinspittle” duathlon. Organised by the Kinsale Triathlon Club, this popular event is part of the BMW National Series and as a result attracts a very high quality field. The race begins with a 3km road run, followed by an 18km cycle, before finishing with a 5km trail run. Three Blackwater Triathlon Club members, Peter O’Brien, Harry Feeny and Dermot Johnson made their way down to Ballinspittle to take part on the day. Weather conditions were perfect as the 150 competitors lined up for the 10am start. The undulating nature of the course made for a challenging event but the three BTC lads acquitted themselves very well on the day. Harry crossed the line in 1:14:42, followed by Peter in 1:18:53 and Dermot in 1:22:24. All the participants agreed that it was an excellent event, well run and well supported by the good folks in Kinsale tri Club.