Ironman Barcelona has been one of the most popular races for Irish triathletes for the last few seasons. A combination of a late date allowing for Summer training, a flat easy course appeals to beginners and fast times making it a target for those chasing PB’s.

The huge numbers of Irish athletes also tends to result in a number of both Kona slots and podiums. The most notable being the women’s 60-64 age group where all three podium places were taken by Irish athletes.

If you want to follow the numbers more closely I’m on Strava as Rob Cummins Wheelworx or if you’re more of a pictures instead of reading type I post on Instagram as wheelworxrob.

Kona Secrets book available

Kona Secrets: Lessons learned from over 50 Kona Qualifications.

Knowledge doesn’t produce results, action does. Just knowing how to do something doesn’t guarantee success, especially something as difficult as qualifying for Kona; you have to put in the hours. In this book I share some of the lessons I learnt between being a back-of-the-pack beginner to qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

The eBook is now available to buy as an eBook on Amazon UK or Amazon US.

Click on through for the list of Irish Kona qualifiers and podium finishers at the 2018 Ironman Barcelona.

Women 60-64

June Mc Minn 60-64

  • Age group place 1st
  • Total race time 11:43:21
  • Swim 1:19:49
  • T1 5:27
  • Bike 5:54:03
  • T2 4:48
  • Run 4:19:17

Theresa Barnett 60-64

  • Age group place 2nd
  • Total race time 12:54:34
  • Swim 1:37:11
  • T1 10:33
  • Bike 6:42:19
  • T2 9:31
  • Run 4:15:03

Siobhan Greer

  • Age group place 3rd
  • Total race time 13:51:49
  • Swim 1:21:48
  • T1 8:18
  • Bike 6:31:28
  • T2 9:05
  • Run 5:41:12

Men 50-54

Mark Rushby

  • Age group place 2nd
  • Total race time 9:31:41
  • Swim 1:10:36
  • T1 4:13
  • Bike 4:53:14
  • T2 2:43
  • Run 3:20:58

Male 40-44

Eamon McAndrew

  • Age group place 2nd
  • Total race time 8:59:28
  • Swim 1:00:53
  • T1 2:57
  • Bike 4:55:31
  • T2 2:48
  • Run 2:57:20

 

If you want to follow the numbers more closely I’m on Strava as Rob Cummins Wheelworx or if you’re more of a pictures instead of reading type I post on Instagram as wheelworxrob.

 

Chasing Kona eBook available

From smoker to back of the pack triathlete to the Ironman World Championships.

Read about how I overcame all of the odds and discovered what it would take to get to the Ironman World Championships – my eBook is now available to buy as an eBook on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes

It is also available as a paperback at Wheelworx.