WAC HALF MARATHON 2017 Planning for 2018

Race Report Nov/Dec 2017

The Final Race Report of what has been a very successful and exciting 2017 at Focus on Fitness. Many thanks to all athletes for their continued support, commitment and enthusiasm. Time for recovery and planning for 2018! Stook 10 Mile This very popular race, with its challenging route is a great run to see out…

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Try A Tri To Ironman Barcelona 2017

My Journey from Try a Tri to Ironman Barcelona

Susan Hayes Try a Tri to Ironman, why and how I came to stand on the start line of Ironman Barcelona 2017! I had never really been big into fitness, sporty in school but as soon as I hit college and my twenties the sport was dropped for nights out and it pretty much stayed…

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Ironman Barcelona 2017

Ironman Barcelona 2017

Back for Ironman Barcelona 2017, how quickly a year goes by! Last year 15 Focus on Fitness athletes took on the challenge of racing Ironman Barcelona, a great success with all crossing the finish line. This year 12 Focus on Fitness athletes took on the challenge, three going back to do Ironman Barcelona 2017, and 9 of…

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October Race Report 2017

Race Report October 2017

The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon is a favourite for many, including myself as it was my first marathon. This year 12 athletes from Focus on Fitness took part, four first timers and some back upping the distance in preparation for 2018. Focus on Fitness was also Ultra Racing in Boise, Idaho, USA as well as…

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Race Report September 2017

Race Report September 2017

A big month of racing at Focus on Fitness. It kicked off with the Paracycling World Championships and Ironman 70.3 World Championships and finished with Ironman Barcelona. Well done to all athletes from Focus on Fitness who trained hard and raced easy all season! Paracycling World Championships 2017, Pietermaritzburg, SA Seamus Wall and Damien Vereker made…

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Don Ryan Ironman Barcelona 2017 Header Image

Don Ryan Ironman Barcelona 2017

Congratulations to Don Ryan who finished his first Ironman in Barcelona this year. Have a read of his (Ironman Barcelona 2017) story from his brother in laws running blog! Ironman – A Year in the making!  Background: I started running in 2009 with the intention of getting fit, faster and maybe completing a Marathon or two…

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FOF August Report 2017

Race Report August 2017

Celtic Warrior Weekend The Celtic Warrior Weekend took place in The Lilliput Adventure Centre over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This charity event in aid of Autism research has many endurance event training options available over the three days. It is an ideal opportunity for anyone training for Half or Full Ironman distance or anyone…

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FOF July Race Report (1)

Race Report July 2017

Another busy month for all at Focus on Fitness.. Paracycling Road World Cup, Emmen, Netherlands, 30th June to 2nd July The next round of the Paracyaling World cup was held in Emmen in the Netherlands with Seamus Wall competing again. The format was a TT on Friday and a road race on Saturday. The competition…

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FOF June Race Report

Race Report June 2017

TriAthy XI – 3rd June This is one of the most popular races in the Triathlon calendar, and this year was no different. With 4 different race distances and over 2,000 people taking part the atmosphere was amazing; made even better by the good weather conditions. The big race on the day and first off…

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FOF May Race Report 2017

Race Report May 2017

Indoor Rowing Cork This was an interesting project and something new for some of the Focus on Fitness athletes to try out. For anyone who thinks indoor rowing is easy, give a go to rowing 2 km for time and see how intense it is! This is by far one of the hardest things you will ever…

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FOF Race Report April 2017

Race Report April 2017

Another busy month at Focus on Fitness! April started with.. Kilkenny Triathlon Clubs VGraph KTC Duathlon 2017 The KTC duathlon held in the fabulous grounds of Kilkenny Castle, on a beautiful day sunny day making the location even better.  There was another great turn out from Focus on Fitness for this local event. I was delighted to be…

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Fat to Fit to Fanatic!

Fat To Fit To Fanatic

Like most people into triathlon I like reading race reports and hearing about other people’s experiences so I hope you can take something from this. It’s not often you will get this much conversation from me, so grab a seat,  a coffee and enjoy my story of how I got into multi-sport events and somehow…

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FOF March Race Report 2017

Race Report March 2017

Cambridge Half The Cambridge Half Marathon was on March 5th and as Cambridge is the adopted home for Kate Nolan it was a local race for her. Kate’s dad Ger traveled over and  made a weekend of it and also took part in the race. This is a very popular half, attracting 9,000 competitors to…

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Hardman Mark Rainer 2016

Hardman Ironman 2016 – Mark Rainer

The above two pictures are the result of an incredible 2016. Not only finishing my first Iron distance race but coming 8th overall and 3rd in my age category and as a result I received that little beauty up there from triathlon Ireland. A bit about where I was at before I gave Martin Kirwan…

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THE RACE 2017

The Race 2017 – David Mc Connell

The Race 2017 Looking back now I am not sure why I was drawn to The Race but something about running trails in the dark, mountain running and learning to kayak appealed to me and it seemed like it would be a great challenge and huge adventure. Entry opened at the end of March 2016…

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Race Report January/February 2017

A New Year at Focus On Fitness A new year and it wasn’t long before the Focus on Fitness Athletes were back on the racing scene. One of the first races of the year and always one to blow out the cobwebs is the Naas Duathlon. This is a series of 3 races which always…

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The Race 2016

The Race 2016

SET THAT NEW PERSONAL GOAL I had been watching this event with interest since it started in 2014, having competed in 7 Ironman races over the last 7 years  this looked like the challenge to change things up a little. In 2015 I decided to give The Race a go but missed the entry!  So…

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Katie 2016 Medals

Katie’s 2016 – There Are No Limits!

As 2016 draws to a close I think it is only natural to think about and reflect on the highs and lows of the year.  For me 2016 was a pretty big year and sitting here now I find it hard to believe all that I achieved. To understand why 2016 was such a big…

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Waterford Half Marathon 2016

Waterford Half Marathon 2016

The Waterford AC half marathon was a sell out again this year, little surprise with such a well run event and a great atmosphere, not to mind the by now famous winter hat for all finishers! This race attracts a top quality field each year and this year was no different. Sergiu Ciobanu was the…

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