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Race Report June 2018

Ultra Trail Runs in the USA, Marathons, Duathlons, Ironman 70.3 European Championships and Triathlons Cork City Marathon The Cork city Marathon and Half Marathon took place on the June bank holiday weekend. It was a sell out race again this year with perfect run conditions on the day for the 26.2 mile tour of the…

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Race Report March 2018

A busy March at Focus on Fitness! After a slow start due to the snow Focus on Fitness got busy with everything from Duathlon, to 10 milers, Para-Cycling, Adventure and Endurance Events. Athletes have been racing all over Ireland, England, France and the USA. Cambridge Half Marathon 2018 Kate Nolan had a great run in…

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Race Report Jan/Feb 2018

First Race Report January/February 2018! A busy start to the year for all athletes with another big year ahead for Focus on Fitness. We are looking forward to a great 2018. If you have any goals, events you need coaching advice for give me a call. Ferrycarrig 5 Mile The first weekend of the New…

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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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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 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

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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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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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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Damien-Sean-Rio2016-Paralympics.

Recent Race News

Triathlon Season Finishes 2016 The final few weeks of the triathlon season finishes 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…

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Eoin at finish Mooloolaba 2016 Ironman 70.3 World championships

Inside The Race

Inside The Race Mooloolaba, Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2016 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…

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July race round up.

As race season hits its peak stage July was another busy month for the  Focus on Fitness crew, both racing and training for upcoming events. Lough Derg Tri took place on July 9th and Tom Cousins is having a great year coming back to triathlon finishing in 7th place and winning his age group. Maire…

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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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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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