And the award goes to…… Leanne McCarthy
Again this year, the Club has achieved new heights, in terms of membership, level of training, increased participation and achievements of club members. We had over 140 members this year, which is a fantastic achievement for a relatively new club.
None of this would have been possible without the support of our sponsors. Fergus Foley Physiotherapy was the main club Sponsor again this year.
The Fergus Foley Special Recognition Award is given to the club member who not only had outstanding sporting achievements, but who also served the club, demonstrated team spirit and was involved through the years in getting Tralee Triathlon Club to where it is today.
Leanne McCarthy has been a member since the start. She has served on the committee for over three years. She is a former Chairperson and secretary of the club.
If you joined the club in recent years, more than likely, Leanne was your main point of contact, from booking training, ordering gear, dealing with queries and providing advice.
Leanne is one of those people who doesn’t seek the limelight. She has worked away in the background, doing the often thankless work that no one sees. She is positive, encouraging, selfless and has bucket loads of club spirit. She rocks!
As well as her work on the committee, she is a triathlete, and a highly accomplished one at that. Triathlon isn’t her only love though… she has also played Rugby and is a member of the Tralee Pipes & Drums band. Her voluntary work goes far beyond the Triathlon Club and you’ll often see Leanne out of the road coaching her fellow band members for upcoming local running events!
She has a soft spot for Minions for some reason. If any of you are wondering why the club hoodies are bright yellow, you can blame Leanne. I reckon she wants us all to look like Minions!
She is a busy woman, but has managed to fit in a few races and podiums this year!