Race Report April 2018

April was a busy month at Focus on Fitness.. We came to the end of Duathlon season, the start of Triathlon season and Focus on Fitness held its first Triathlon Training Camp in Lanzarote.   Easter Bunny 5 Mile Charity Run/Walk Easter Sunday the annual Easter Bunny 5 Mile Charity Run/Walk took place, leaving from the RSC…

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Hurling To Triathlete

Hurling To Triathlete – The Journey

Anthony Kirwan’s transition from GAA to Triathlon. I suppose I’ll start at the beginning. I played hurling all my life and loved every minute of it, I played senior for my club Mt Sion and inter county for Waterford.  I met Martin when I had the massive task of managing my club Mt Sion, I needed…

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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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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 March Race Report 2017

Race Report March 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,…

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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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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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Focus on Fitness Sports Performance Workshop

Focus on Fitness Sports Performance Psychology Workshop

As a personal trainer who works with athletes over many disciplines I frequently hear non-performance excuses like “My head was just not in it”, “I was on for a PB at half way, But…”, “it wasn’t happening for me”, “We’ve never beaten them before so we won’t do it today…”. Generally there is always someone…

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Dublin Marathon 2016 Tshirt and medal

Dublin Marathon 2016

The October bank holiday weekend is a date saved by a lot of runners who finish off their year with the 26.2 mile tour of Dublin city. The event is in it’s 36th year and was sell out for the first time in its history; this may have been helped by the move from the traditional…

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Siobhan on the Podium Ironman Barcelona 2016

Siobhan Kennedy Race Report Ironman Barcelona 2016

Siobhan Kennedy Race Report Ironman Barcelona 2016 When Martin asked me to write a race report, I sighed a deep sigh, I am really not a race report type of person but, could I refuse?  Ironman Barcelona 2016? What can I say, a great race, a great location, great company, a great support crew and…

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Training tools for the Coach

Dreaming or Believing

Dreaming or Believing As the 2016 race season comes to an end and the winter starts to close in, it is time to reflect on how your season went, could it have been better?  what is the plan for 2017? Are you Dreaming or Believing? Now is the time to think about the new season. Plan that…

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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 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. Ironman Barcelona 2016 Focus on Fitness It doesn’t seem like 12 months…

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Latest race round up.

With the National Triathlon season starting to close in it is still a very busy time for Focus on Fitness. Dublin 70.3 among many of the events…have a read. With the TRI10 series of races are coming to an end Maire Lawlor traveled back home to  Greystones  for race 8 The King of Greystones sprint…

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