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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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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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 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 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

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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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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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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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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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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Latest race round up.

With the National Triathlon season starting to close in it is still a very busy time for Focus on Fitness. Dublin 70.3 among many of the events…have a read. 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…

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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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