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 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 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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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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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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Damien Vereker Testimonial

Damien Vereker Testimonial

If you want it……Work for it! This is the philosophy at Focus on Fitness and is one of many profound pieces of advice Martin Kirwan has passed onto me. I still remember the journey home from Blarney after winning our first Invacare Paracycling Time Trial in June 2013. This was my first race with Martin…

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Ann crosses the finish line

Ironman Barcelona

Ironman Barcelona is a new race on the Ironman Europe calendar. In it’s 3rd year it has grown to be the biggest Ironman race in Europe; over 3,000 entrants from 73 Countries signed up for the event. After being there I can see why. It doesn’t seem like 12 months since I was approached by some of the group I…

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Damien-Sean-Rio2016-Paralympics.

Recent Race News

The final few weeks of the triathlon season for 2016 and a lot of activity for the Focus on Fitness athletes. Tri the Hook took place on Aug 20th, this is a very popular local race in the South East. This year it was a national series race which drew a big crowd. The weather…

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Eoin at finish Mooloolaba 2016 Ironman 70.3 World championships

Inside The Race

Inside The Race Marianne and I left Ireland for Brisbane, bags packed, dogs with Mammy and ready for an adventure. The travel was going to be hard but I was well prepared. I had lots of fluid and high carbohydrate snacks to keep me going. I also used a vick’s nasal spray to prevent any…

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Stop off for tea with Fr Ted!!

#RoadToRio2016 Damien Vereker Selected

The Journey And Those Who Made It Happen! It was with absolute delight I received the news that Damien Vereker had been selected for the Irish National Paralympic Squad for the Rio Para Olympic Games 2016. The Road to Rio began in 2013 when I was approached by Tommy Fanning of Comeragh Cycling Club wanting…

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New Gear for Focus on Fitness

June Round Up

27/06/2016 Another busy news week here in Focus on Fitness! Firstly…Thanks to everyone who checked out and shared the new website. Thanks for the feedback and if there is anything you would like to see on the site, send a mail. I’ll do my best! An Post Tour de Burren Last weekend was spent with…

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Winning shot crossing the line

Coffee Loving Cycling Fanatic…..

I was sent on a link to a blog yesterday that I would like to share with you. As a lot of people know I am involved in working with Para-Athletes. In particular over the past few years with coaching Damien Vereker in his bid to get considered for Rio. The final piece that we…

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