Race Report: Lost Sheep Triathlon

12th in 4h50m Swim 43m / Bike 2h 39m / Run 1h 21m “Not another triathlon race report,” says you. “Dave has been doing these for over 10 years. Can he not find something else to write about?” Well hold your thoughts. Last weekend, I entered a new race for me, at a longer distance … Continue reading Race Report: Lost Sheep Triathlon

Taking Stock of the Year

2019 has been a good year for me personally, professionally and sporting wise. I've had plenty of bad moments and challenges too. It's not all rosy, but in general life is good. My recent injury has forced me to stop - step back and reflect on the year so far. Sport and exercise takes energy … Continue reading Taking Stock of the Year

Conducting the Orchestra: Phoenix Park Duathlon

27th April 2019: What do you call a duathlon without a bike leg? One of the many questions I pondered as we dealt with the tail end of Storm Hannah today. You learn in life that things will always take a twist, just when it looks like plain sailing. Well today I'm proud of the work … Continue reading Conducting the Orchestra: Phoenix Park Duathlon

Race Report: Jailbreak Cobh Triathlon

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jancek/34842408953/in/album-72157682945422153/ Jailbreak - who wouldn’t like to swim away from an island back to the mainland? If they can do it in Alcatraz, Cork won’t be outdone. After years of going to Kinsale, for a great race and weekend at King of the Hill, I decided to give Cobh a go, mainly due to the … Continue reading Race Report: Jailbreak Cobh Triathlon

Duathlon Race Report – RD view

This is a race report with a difference. For a race I didn't even take part in. The Phoenix Park Duathlon took place on 22nd April 2017 with over 200 competitors. I was one of the 40 Belpark Tri Club volunteers who made it happen. Here's my report from the race director's (RD) eyes. Where … Continue reading Duathlon Race Report – RD view

TI Race Organisers Summit

25 February 2017 – Athlone I.T.: I always saw a race director as a stressed looking individual busily moving around a race transition zone – clipboard in one hand, phone or walkie talkie in the other. Telling other people in hi-viz jackets where you can and can’t park your bike, or what time wave 3 … Continue reading TI Race Organisers Summit