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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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 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 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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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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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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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

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? What can I say, a great race, a great location, great company, a great support crew and great results. My training for Ironman Barcelona had…

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Training tools for the Coach

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? Now is the time to think about the new season. Plan that big race or series of races, identify…

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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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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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Latest race round up.

With the National Triathlon season starting to close in it is still a very busy time for Focus on Fitness. 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 race on Aug 1st. With 2 races left to…

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