Belpark Tri Club History
In 1986 a group from the Ranelagh based ‘BELgrave square harriers’ athletics club who trained in ‘bushy PARK’ set up BELPARK. They used the BEL from Belgrave and PARK from Bushy Park to give the name BELPARK.
Over the years the sport of Triathlon has changed significantly, but we feel that the club’s founding ethos of inclusion and competition remain true. A few of the significant events, results, members are listed below. Some are in the past like hosting the numerous World Champions and future olympians in the 1999 Dublin City Triathlon and 2008 TriAthy, whereas others like our current record breaking race record is hopefully just the taste of what is to come!!!
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Belpark tri Club Results
2009 Club Championships – Women & Men
2011 Club Championship Women and Mixed.
2009 European Duathlon Bronze medals for Keira-Eva Mooney
20 race wins and counting in 2009, with 6 wins by Mark Doyle, 4 wins by both Darragh Halpenny and Kevin Keane. 3 wins by Barbara O Hanrahan and 2 wins by Eilis Connery.
2012: Second place for Stephen Early and Third Place for Ellen Murphy in National Sprint Distance Champsionships.
2008 Premier League – No. 1 club and overall male in Art Macmanusa
2008 Club Championships – Women & Men
2008 World Silver and European Bronze medals for Keira-Eva Mooney.
2008 Irish Sprint Champion in Art MacManusa
25 race wins in 2007 – to our knowledge no other club has ever had more than 11 race wins in a single year.
2006 Duathlon League Overall Women’s and men’s titles – Deirdre O’Toole & Liam Dunne
2006 Duathlon Champion – Liam Dunne
2006 Triathlon Champion – Aoife O’Connor
2005 Premier League Overall Women’s and Men’s titles – Tara Nolan & Brian Crinion.
2003 Irish Triathlon Champion Men’s title – Brian Crinion
The all conquering women’s team of the late nighties, culminating in Margaret Burns’ winning every Irish Triathlon and Duathlon Championships in 2000.
Belpark Tri Club Our Events
Dublin City Triathlon 1998 – 2003 : Hosting the Home Nations Championships in 1999.
2000 Home Nations Duathlon Championships
Dublin Duathlon Series 2003 – present. Close to 5,000 competitors have raced in the 28 times we’ve held Duathlons in the Phoenix Park.
TriAthy 2007 – present : With Trilogy we’re helping to push competitors PB’s lower every year. Current Olympic record is 1:47:35.
DublinTri Series 2009 – present : Started off with Kilcock and Skerries in 2009. This triathlon series is set to grow into three events in 2010.
There’s many more tales which get repeated at Christmas parties, but are not publishable here!!!