Belpark Women

Triathlon is a level playing field when it comes to gender. Women often compete on equal terms with men - and for good reason. Women excel in their sporting ability across all three triathlon disciplines.

In line with Triathlon Ireland and other key national strategies such as the National Physical Activity Plan, Belpark Tri is also trying to promote its vision for female participation in triathlon. We want to help more women become active and engage in sport to create better physical health, mental health and well-being.

Our Mission

  • To encourage more women and girls than ever before to take part in triathlon.
  • To take triathlon beyond training and racing, and into everyday life.
  • To deliver an inspiring and exciting programme that will support existing members and encourage new women and girls to take up triathlon.
  • To facilitate and provide opportunities for women and girls to grow and develop in triathlon as participants, coaches and volunteers in technical roles or as leaders.
  • To provide opportunities for involvement in a wide range of events, courses and learning experiences.

2018 Triathlon Ireland NS/NC achievements

National Championships Overall

Standard Distance Ellen Murphy 2nd Place
Middle Distance Ellen Murphy 2nd Place
Mixed Team Relay Maeve Maher-McWilliams, Brendan Crawford, Ellen Murphy and Johnny Morris Belpark 1st Place
Aqua Bike Arron Fox 3rd Place

Super Series

Female Cat 1 Maeve Maher-McWilliams 4th Place

Age Group National Championships

Standard Distance (Harbourman, Co. Wicklow) Jennifer O’Sullivan F25-29 – 2nd Place
Sprint Distance (DCT, Dublin) Jennifer O’Sullivan F25-29 – 1st Place
Middle Distance (Lost Sheep, Kenmare, Co. Kerry) Jennifer O’Sullivan
Marie Boland​
F25-29 – 3rd Place
F30-34 – 2nd Place
Duathlon (Letterkenny) Aoife Reilly
Ellen Murphy​
F25-29 – 3rd Place
F35-39 – 2nd Place
Aquathlon (Bull Island, Dublin) Sarah O’Regan
Grainne Forde
F30-34 – 3rd Place
F35-39 – 1st Place

How to get Involved

  • Questions? Contact Women's Captain - Grainne Forde
  • Join our women's chat group in WhatsApp (Belpark Women)
  • Volunteer work - e.g. committee member, etc.
  • Mentoring - e.g. juniors, etc.


  • Social Events
  • Seminars
    • Nutrition
    • etc.
  • Training Events
  • Competitive Events

A campaign was launched on October to boost women’s involvement in sport by 20% by 2020.

The shocking reality is that only 0.4% of global sponsorship spend is directed towards women’s sport. The campaign, developed by the creative agency Along Came A Spider, calls on the people of Ireland to band together in an effort to increase media coverage, boost attendance and grow involvement in female sport and physical activity.

Belpark fully support this initiative and hope you can join us in pledging your support by doing anything that can help progress women’s sport in Ireland.

Read more about 20x20 here and don't forget to show your stripes..!

More Information

Please contact Grainne Forde, Belpark Women's Captain for more information on how we can help each other achieve our goals.