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Tim’s First Triathlon

By Tim Mackey I was going to be 40 soon.  Very young kids, busy work life, busy home life, not much time for my own exercise or anything else for that matter.  I was watching my dad’s health rapidly deteriorate … Continue reading

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Liam’s Dublin City Marathon report

As Ed says I gave him a somewhat obtuse answer to his question about my strategy an hour before the race actually started. The answer was not so much to confuse and sow seeds of doubt in Ed’s mind as … Continue reading

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Ed’s first Dublin City Marathon

By Ed Crotty 06:30 Sunday morning, Race Day.  I get up before the alarm or backup alarm (!) go off.  I got a solid 4 hours sleep and then a few more fitful hours after that, not bad considering that … Continue reading

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Robert Kelly’s reflections on Mallorca 2018

Foreword Everyone in good form at airport. Couple of Moscow Mules with the girls to take the edge off. Ken skipped the burger and chips and was eating a salad in a vain attempt to shed a couple of ounces … Continue reading

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From Couch to Ironman in year and a half

October 3rd 2016 I was sitting in my living room, I took out my credit card, got on the Internet and entered Ironman Barcelona 2017. The race date was October 1st ’17 which seemed like a lifetime away. I was … Continue reading

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Paul’s Irish Times 70.3 race report

The day has barely dawned on a blissfully calm morning on Dublin Bay, and 2,500 strangely-clad people in gaily coloured caps are lined up on a beach in Sandycove. A horn sounds as the sea fills with a long procession … Continue reading

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Paul’s first Olympic Triathlon

Who would have thought it? After a dark winter and a cold spring, the hottest day of the year arrives in time for Athy’s annual triathlon extravaganza. I know many of you who have been competing by the Barrow for … Continue reading

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Oisin’s Ironman 70.3 Race Report

by Oisin Quinn It happens exactly at the first water station on the run.  I see him.  Maybe 100m ahead. The distinctive T3 tri suit with the ‘Big’ logo covering the padded seat zone.  It’s Gary.  He is a lap … Continue reading

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Derek’s first triAthy

What image springs to mind when thinking about the sport of Triathlon?  Surely it is the image of Long, Lean and sinewy athletes in their Neoprene suits (Which Fit and they can breathe in, a bit like the Scuba Action … Continue reading

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Laura’s Lost Sheep 2014 Race Report

by Laura Shilling I took the Friday off work and decided to take my time on my road trip to Kenmare… I took in the lovely sites of Kildare Village (would be rude not too) and contemplated how I was … Continue reading

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