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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

  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

Dublin City Triathlon

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 by

Ive raced and sponsored Dublin City Triathlon for the past 6 years and its one of the highlights of the Irish Triathlon calendar, having won ‘Race of the Year’ on numerous occasions. The combination of city centre location, closed roads, a fairly ‘flat’ route, a calm river swim and good atmosphere ensure its always a

Belfast Titanic Triathlon

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 by

I got to race Belfast Triathlon this year, which was a real privilege as I have attended it for the past 3 years working but this is the first year I’ve actually got to take part. Based around the centre of one of the most iconic cities in Europe this should certainly be on the

Ultra Marathon Finishers

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 by

That’s another one off the bucket list! Completing an Ultra Marathon has been on there for a long time and I never knew if I would or could actually achieve it as I’m normally pretty knackered after completing just 1 marathon.  The preparation wasn’t ideal either limping out of Belfast marathon 6 weeks before after

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