The unseasonably mild winter came to an end last weekend as March arrived, and with it came wind, rain, snow and hail. Blackwater Triathlon Club member, Dave Murphy, wasn’t going to let a little bad weather put him off though, and on Sunday morning he travelled to Ennis in County Clare to take part in the Ennis Duathlon. The race consisted of a 4km run, followed by a 14km cycle and finishing with another 4km run. While many of us were still tucked up warm in our beds or looking out the windows at the pouring rain, Dave and several hundred other athletes were making light of the conditions and lining up at the start line. Despite the wind and rain and hills Dave finished the event in an excellent time of 58:41, coming in 6th place overall. Kudos to Dave and all the other athletes who turned out on a miserable morning to take part. Credit must also go to the race organisers, Ennis Triathlon Club, and all the marshals and spectators who helped make it a friendly and accessible event.