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Heavenly conditions for Hell of the West

The Hell of the West may be the title of the testing triathlon in Kilkee but the the 30th annual event over the weekend was staged in heavenly conditions

From left: Charles Maltha, 2nd; Aaron O'Brien, winner and Mark Horan, 3rd in the Hell of The West. Photograph by Arthur Ellis
From left: Charles Maltha, 2nd; Aaron O’Brien, winner and Mark Horan, 3rd in the Hell of The West. Photograph by Arthur Ellis

Organised by Limerick Triathlon Club, The Hell of the West is the longest running triathlon race in the country and this year was part of the Triathlon Ireland National Championship race.

More than 1, 100 competitions took part and there was also a very large crowd of spectators at the beach, as well as other strategic vantage point along the route.

The overall winner was Aaaron O’Brien, from Charles Maltha and Mark Horan, while the first lady home was Carolyn Hayes, ahead of Katie Cooke and Joyce Wolfe.

From left: Katie Cooke, 2nd; Carolyn Hayes, winner and Joyce Wolfe, 3rd, celebrating after the Kilkee Hell of The West. Photograph by Arthur Ellis.
From left: Katie Cooke, 2nd; Carolyn Hayes, winner and Joyce Wolfe, 3rd, celebrating after the Kilkee Hell of The West. Photograph by Arthur Ellis.

The event brought welcome boost for Kilkee business over the weekend.

 

 

 

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