Sharing my thoughts on my sporting year, from the mountains to the sea and everything in between At this time of year many people look forward and look backward. The year that was – 2019. What will it be remembered for? Our news has been dominated by drama and scandal – Brexit, Trump, the FAI, … Continue reading Looking back on a good 2019
13th August 2017 One of my goals every year, when I sit down in January, is to try something new. For 2017 I wanted to improve my swimming – I love getting out in the sea. My plan was to swim every month in the sea – starting in freezing cold January waters. The perfect … Continue reading Race Report: Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim
16th June 2017 The last time I swam competitively was over 20 years ago when I took part in the Community Games in Mosney. I’m no fish, but I did the backstroke in the 4x25m medley relay. I diverge. Last Friday I took part in the Leinster Open Sea Swim event in Wicklow Town. They … Continue reading Leinster Open Water Swim: Wicklow
Seven months into 2015 and I’m happy with my year so far. 16 races done across several disciplines – from cross country and duathlons over the colder winter/spring months, then moving onto road races, adventures races and triathlons. I’ve had some great results – 2nd in Blackstairs Adventure Race, 1st team in Wicklow Way Relay, … Continue reading So how’s 2015 going?
The Snámh Fada in Tramore is an annual summer swim from the Guillamene to the Pier.
This year has gone well so far. I’ve enjoyed training, done well in some races and discovered some new parts of Ireland. Plus the summer is shaping up nicely, with a mix of races, holidays and of course the Euros in Poland and the Olympics in London. I thought I’d give an insight into the … Continue reading Running Progress
Tramore Bay is a fantastic crescent shaped bay and is a watersport lover’s paradise. Surfing, walking, kitesurfing, running, fishing...we have it all. You can swim on off the beach, but I prefer going out to a rocky inlet called the Guillamene. It’s a really popular spot for generations, with people swimming there all year round. Each year they … Continue reading Snámh fada: Tramore