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Lost Sheep Triathlon

Sunday, 15 September 2019 by

I absolutely love this race. Its tough, even tortuous, raw but rewarding, unforgiving and unforgettable.  Seven years ago was the first time i did it and i’ve been hooked ever since.  Its called Lost Sheep but there really is nowhere to hide in this race, its relentless and will swallow you up if you let

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Triathlon Races

Sunday, 14 July 2019 by

New Babys & Triathlon Races It has been an interesting few weeks since my last blog. This review took months instead of weeks, but things have been busy!  Our new little fella Eoin arrived and he has filled the house and our lives with love and joy… not so good for training however 🙂  This

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Race Training

Sunday, 31 March 2019 by

Overview I’m aiming to write a review once a month or so and they will just outline a few topics that i think might be interesting or relevant regarding my race training. The key thing is outlining the difference between self training and having a one-to-one coach.  Ill also give some insight into training techniques

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Triathlon Coach – Yes Please!

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 by

I’ve never had much triathlon coaching, just as part of a local club.  I’m old school, picking up tips along the way and much more into how I’m feeling than following figures and stats. If I’m feeling good ill run faster and if I’m not ill run slower.  If I’m not swallowing water then I’m

Highlights from Sean McKena, specifically for Amphibia – bag sponsors to the team. The highlight of the race was probably stage 3 for me. I’ve never put my hands up for 10th place before but I was just over the moon with Matty winning the stage and how we rode that stage as a team.

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  I raced Quest Adventure Race Killarney a month ago without any dramas and was happy enough with my levels of fitness considering ive had a quiet winter ’babysitting’ our new arrival Mya. Quest Killarney was tough, cold, wet and fairly miserable and whilst adventure races aren’t meant to be easy for the distance covered

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Adventure Racing and multisport races are growing nationwide with more and more races filling the calendar and more people signing up to take part. But what is the lure to take part and why should you be aiming to finish one?   What’s Involved in a Multisport Race? There are many types of multisport race,

I Like to Ride My Bicycle

Thursday, 08 December 2016 by

Freddy Mercury had the right idea years ago and cycling is really growing on me. I’m a late convert to the sport, as with most people I did a bit in my teenage years and even cycled the length of the country for charity but then grew out of it.  My twenties were about team

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My 2016 Race Results

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 by

2016 was an up and down sort of season with thankfully more ups than downs! I began with great pre-season and good solid training in January & February which really built the foundation for the year. A family holiday in March slowed things somewhat and then a calf injury hung over me for a few

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This is my 3rd time competing in and sponsoring the iconic Lost Sheep Triathlon with the added onus that this year it was the National Middle Distance Championships.  In 2010 the swim was horrific, lots of people had to be pulled out of the water and it took me 1hr 7mins (for reference my full

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