Last Sunday, 2nd August, Alanna Drennan was competing in the National junior triathlon championships in Loughrea, Galway, in the 12-13 age category. Luckily the weather held up and the race went well. Alanna was 8th girl out of the water and after a strong cycle had moved up to 3rd position. On a flat, out and back run she was able to hold off her closest rival and finished 3rd girl overall. This is a strong improvement on her 5th placing last year and it is clear the hard training is paying off. Alanna's focus now changes to the National underage cycling champs at the end of August.