Focus on Fitness Final Race Report 2018

Final Race Report of 2018

September started with Focus on Fitness athletes racing Ironman 70.3 World Championships and we closed out the year with Waterford AC Half Marathon. Cotswolds End Of Season Eoin Lyons continued on a great year taking part in the Cotswolds Olympic distance race en-route to Nice for the Ironman 70.3. The race was based in Ashton…

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IM World Championships 2018

Martin Kirwan – The Road to Kona

The Road to Kona I am writing this story as I sit on an Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Los Angeles, literally on the road to Kona, Hawaii. This trip has been years in the making and to be honest something that always seemed to be just out of my reach over the last…

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Ironman Copenhagen 2018

Ironman Copenhagen 2018 Throughout the lead up to this race I must have read every Ironman Copenhagen race report I could find online. I have read the Belpark reports from 2017 at least 5 times each, looking for any bits of information that could provide me with a better insight in to what to expect…

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Focus on Fitness Race Report August 2018

Race Report August 2018

August was packed full of races. Focus on Fitness athletes raced Triathlon, Road, Adventure Races, and Ironman 70.3. The bank holiday weekend kicked off with the Marine Climb in Dungarvan. The West Waterford AC Marine Bar sponsored Marine climb is a 6 mile road race that starts in Dungarvan. The flat road soon changes as…

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Focus on Fitness July Race Report 2018 )

Race Report July 2018

I keep saying it…. but yet another busy month for Focus On Fitness athletes. UCI Paracycling, ITU Multisports, local triathlons, and Ironman UK where Siobhan Kennedy qualifies for Ironman World Championships in Hawai’i this October. Blessington Triathlon July 1st and Blessington Triathlon was hosted by Belpark Triathlon Club in the beautiful lakeside setting of Poulaphouca…

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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 May 2018

Ironman Season kicks off for Focus on Fitness with Ironman Barcelona 70.3 and Ironman Austria 70.3, St Pölten. Valerie Archegia continues with her ultra racing in the USA and locally the evening racing scene is in full swing. Portlaw 5 Mile Race 2 in the Carrick on Suir Summer Series was the Tom Jordan 5…

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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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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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