Campbeltown athlete wins tough MOK triathlon

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Campbeltown Running Club’s Dominic Sharkey took the MOK TRI male individual title in the same time as winning team Worth a Tri.

Sharkey improved on his second place in last year’s event despite being more than two minutes slower this time finishing in 1:11:27.

Dominic Sharkey crosses the finish line. 25_c32moktri01_dom_sharkey

In addition, Sharkey posted the fastest cycle leg time of 37:41, for the 21km, which was run in atrocious weather for the time of year.

Northern Irish athlete, Ciara Largey from Omagh Triathlon Club, took the female win in 1:24:55.

Dominic Sharkey in action on his bike about to begin the descent into Campbeltown from Baraskomil. 25_c32moktri02_dom_sharkey_cycling

Earlier, two waves of swimmers had pounded out 750 metres at the Aqualibrium before sprinting to their bikes, on Kinloch Green, where they began their bicycle battle through wind and rain.

Seven Mid Argyll Triathlon Cycle Club members competed in the event the best placed being, 11th male, Stephen Whiston in 1:22:14, although Rebecca Helliwell pipped him for team Splash, Flash and Dash, which finished in 1:19:55. Helliwell’s own 1:36:03 made her third female overall.