TUNA team back from Mourne meeting with relay prize

Jason Wilson, Jason Thompson, Paul McManus enjoying the relay success for TUNA.
Jason Wilson, Jason Thompson, Paul McManus enjoying the relay success for TUNA.

Seven members of the TUNA club stepped up to tackle the demanding Top of the Mourne triathlon - with glory across the relay section.

Francie Haughey, Sam Uprichard, Edward Cantley and Adrian Woolsey tackled the individual event - with Jason Wilson, Paul McManus and Jason Thompson on show across the relay.

Wilson posted the third fastest swim, McManus was 10th overall in the cycle split from a field of over 200 and Thompson wrapped up the 10-kilometre run in a winning overall time.

Haughey was strong across the swim for a post-three hour time alongside Cantley and Woolsey, with Uprichard on 2:51:26 overall.

The Tri-Limits Half-Iron event provided Ryan Rainey with a platform following months of preparation against domestic and international opposition.

The Tandragee athlete’s training programme proved effective as Rainey came home second overall at Eskragh Lough in 4:50:21 following a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile cycle and half-marathon run.

Philip Castles was the first TUNA member across the line in the Tri Limits festival with a time of 1:01 over a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre cycle and five-kilometre run.

He was followed home by Richard McCartney on 1:15 before Chris O’Carroll and Alfie Donnelly added to the TUNA tally at the finish line.

Adrian Woolsey’s focus on improving his time in the water produced a reward towards his 1:25 time.

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