2013 Howth Aquathon Dates
Race 1 - Monday 20th May
Final Long Course Results
Final Short Course Results
Race 1 Photos Now Available HERE
Race 2 - Monday 17th June
Photos coming shortly on Howth Challenge Series and Outfront Facebook Pages
Rev 1 Long Course Results
Rev 1 Short Course Results
Next event is Race 3 - Monday 1st July at 19.30
Entries open HERE still for Race 3 of the 2013 Series so Enter Now!
Races on offer are:
LONG RACE @ 19.30 Hrs :- 1000m swim - 5.5 km Run
SHORT RACE @ ~20.00 Hrs:- 500m Swim - 2.8 km Run
Same cost to enter each race and you can swap distance on the night with no drama or cost
If you are unable participate but would like to be involved as a marshal then we would love to hear from you at
Enter Aquathon Race 3 Here Now
Escape From Ireland Swim (2km from Ireland's Eye island to Howth beach) is on Sunday 14th July at 9am
Enter Escape from Ireland Swim Here
Suitable for Strong and Experienced Openwater Swimmers Only
Race 3 in 2012 Series - Mon 23rd July - Sea Swim and Beach (Low tide) Run
LONG RACE - Final Results
SHORT RACE - Final Results
Race 3 Photos Here Now
Race winners on the night and indeed all also winning the Howth Aquathon 2012 Series competitions were Kevin Thornton and Linda Clark in long course and Conal Mc Bride and Sandra O Grady in short course
Many thanks to The Bike Hub and Beshoffs Bros who sponsored prizes & vouchers for all 2012 races.
Commissioned prizes from Crannmor Pottery were presented to the Series winners
Many thanks for your support of this event in 2012
Race 2 of 2012 Series - Mon 11th June (Sea Swim & Harbour Run)
Provisional Long Race Results Available Here
Provisional Short Course Results Available Here
First Set of Race 2 Photos HERE
More Race photos coming shortly from Action Photography
Winners on the night were Stephen Earley and Vanessa Fenton in the long course and Conal Mc Bride and Tara Whyte in the short race
Well done everyone who participated in the first 2012 Aquathon series race
14th May - Long Race Final Results
14th May - Short Race Final Results
Winners on the night were Bryan Keane and Linda Clark in the long race and Kevin Sweeney and Tara Whyte in the short race
Our challenging 2012 ESCAPE FROM IRELAND SWIM was on Sun 1st July - 2012 Escape Swim Results HERE & 2012 Swim Photos HERE
Final Race of the 2011 Aquathon series was on Monday 8th August
Results Now Available (Note:- T1 is included in run lap 1 time due to computer fault)
Provisional Long Race Results Here
Photos coming soon
RACE 3 Report - Mon 8th Aug 2011
On the final night of the aquathon series there was again some wild seas about similar to the first race of the series but thankfully conditions were swimable without resorting to the safety and shelter of the harbour.
These conditions did of course favour the strong swimmers.
In the short race Frantisek Erasmus led as usual out of the water but again got overtaken on the run by Neill Kelly who took his second win out of two outings and Conal Mc Bride who recorded his third second place to take the Series Win overall. In the ladies short race Debbie Burke was second overall out of the water and with a big lead over the other ladies she was never in danger with Sarah Hewitt moving up from third out of the water to finish second with Fiona Duggan's fastest ladies run leg of the night taking her into third.
In the long race the absence of Series leader John Reidy left Sephen Early to carve out an almost 4 min swim lead which he extended to almost 6 minutes at the end ahead of Adrian Boyle who caught Ciaran Giblin for second on the final run in section. In the ladies long race it was a similar story with Julie Carberry consolidating her swim leg lead to take the win ahead of the fast running Kim Rowan in second and Aileen Flynn in third.
SHORT RACE :- 500m Swim - 2.8 km Run
1st Neill Kelly
2nd Conal Mc Bride
3rd Frantsizek Erasmus
1st Debbie Burke
2nd Sarah Hewitt
3rd Fiona Duggan
Series winners in the short course event were Conal Mc Bride after his three second places and Debbie Burke courtesy of her two wins and one second.
LONG RACE @ 20.00 Hrs :- 1000m swim - 5.5 km Run
1st Stephen Early
2nd Adrian Boyle
3rd Ciaran Giblin
1st Julie Carbery
2nd Kim Rowan
3rd Aileen Flynn
Series winners in the long course event were Gary Reeves (Also top vet man) and Sarah Lane who took the win based on her win and a second as no woman completed all 3 races.
Results for Race 2 in 2011 Howth Challenge Aquathon Series
Some great racing at the second race of the Howth Aquathon Series on Monday 27th June
In a closly fought race the short event was won by leading swimmer Neil Kelly ahead of Conal Mc Bride and Alan Fitzpatrick with Tim Gleeson 1st Vet. In the ladies short race Debbie Burke held onto her good swim lead ahead of the fast running Marie Fox who just caught Rachel Jackson in the last section of the run for second with Geraldine Williams 1st Vet
In the longer event we were treated to some tremendous performances particularly by John Reidy who was a comprehensive winner of the men's race six minutes ahead of John Power and Aidan Bourke with Gary Reeves 1st Vet, whilst in the ladies contest the top two Lorna Wolfe and Vanessa Fenton (also 3rd and 6th Overall!) had a close battle ahead of Sarah Lane and Hilary Jenkinson (1st Vet)
Photos are free to use for e-mail, FB, etc
High-res images and prints can be purchased from John at very reasonable rates - Prints from only €3.50!
Final Race of the Aquathon series is on Monday 8th August
SHORT RACE @ 19.30 Hrs:- 500m Swim - 2.8 km Run
LONG RACE @ 20.00 Hrs :- 1000m swim - 5.5 km Run
Prizes and Spot Prizes
“Taking part is what matters…”
healthpro and Multi Sport Adventure Ireland are delighted to have The Bike Hub as a Sponsor for the Howth Challenge Series 2011.
We would like to thank the Bike Hub for their most generous prizes.
It is our aim as organisers to keep the Howth Challenge Series as a fun and friendly event - Spot prizes to be given for non-prizewinners on the day.
In addition to prizes for the first 3 men and women in each race The Bike Hub Sponsored Spot Prizes for each event include:
We would also like to thank Beshoff Bros for all their Fish n Chip Vouchers - Well deserved at the end of the day
healthpro also gave away some valuable vouchers for the value of €150 for entry to their Run Group or Bootcamp. One not to miss – gives you the opportunity to cross train.
Report from Series Race 1 - Monday 23rd May 2011
Well done to all that turned up and completed tonight's Howth Aquathon even in extremely windy conditions.
PHOTOS AVAILABLE NOW HERE
In a shortened harbour swim David Kildea led from the start to take the win in the short race ahead of Conal Mc Bride and Ivan Eustace whilst in the ladies a tremendous run leg took Tara Whyte from fourth after the swim into first place ahead of Debbie Burke and Orla Montague.
Recent Galway Tri winner Sephen Early showed great form in the long race to win by just over a minute over the equally strong swimming John Reidy with Aidan Murphy in third
In the ladies there was a much closer contest with Ellen Murphy holding onto her swim lead ahead of Sarah Lane and Rachel Beck
Provisional Short course Results Here
Provisional Long course Results Here
Some Race Feedback:-
Thanks for holding the race yesterday evening – even though it was a bit windy, the event was run very professionally and everyone I talked to really enjoyed it – well done.
Look forward to the next one - Gary R
HI Guys Thanks for turning things around last minute and getting us in the water. Looking forward to the next one. Hopefully without the wind this time.