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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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