Cormac claims victory in men’s sprint at Ballyronan

Cormac McGarry from Ballycastle receives his prize following his victory in the men's sprint race category at the Lough Neagh Tri-athlon.
Cormac McGarry from Ballycastle receives his prize following his victory in the men's sprint race category at the Lough Neagh Tri-athlon.

Despite the blustery conditions Invictus triathlete, Cormac McGarry from Ballycastle made an impressive victory in the men’s sprint race category at the Acti-Snack Lough Neagh Triathlon.

The popular event, held in Ballyronan, took place on Saturday 16th August attracting over 300 competitors from across Ireland, the UK and Europe.

Cormac said, “I am delighted to have won the Lough Neagh Triathlon. I would like to thank the event organisers and sponsors for such a great experience.

“As a triathlete I put my body through intense training on a regular basis and it is vital that I replenish my energy levels healthily. Acti-Snack products provide an excellent source of nutrients to aid sports performance. It’s nice to see a local company offering a healthy snack option for those involved in sports.”

On the day, the Acti-Snack sampling team were on hand to keep competitors and their support teams supercharged with the energy on the go, mixed fruit, nut and seeds snack. Every entrant also received a goody bag complete with Acti-Snack products.

Speaking of the event Ronan Gourley, Sales Manager for Health and Leisure, Acti-Snack, said, “Acti-Snack is proud to have supported the Lough Neagh Triathlon, a high profile event in the local sporting calendar.

“Our mixed fruit, nut and seed snacks are designed to meet sports nutrition objectives – protein for recovery, carbohydrates for fuel and a mix of proteins, healthy fats and carbohydrates for endurance. Each of these objectives are essential when competing in an endurance sport, making Acti-Snack’s innovative sports nutrition snacks the perfect fit for the Lough Neagh Triathlon.

“Acti-Snack would like to thank Hi Elbow Triathlon Club, Cookstown District Council, and T.A.B.B.D.A for their organisation of the event and congratulate all winners and competitors who participated” he said.