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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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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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 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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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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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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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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