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

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Duathlon Doodling from Mondello

Ten things I learned from doing the 2016 National Duathlon Championships around Mondello Racetrack last weekend. 1. Draft legal bike racing is hard You need to be so much more aware of who’s coming behind you and who’s wheel you can stay with 2. Bike power is key Your ability to surge for 5-15 sec … Continue reading Duathlon Doodling from Mondello

European Duathlon Championships Report 2015

26 April 2015 (Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain) In April 2015, I returned to Spain to race in a duathlon championships, finishing 16th in my age group over a tough run/bike/run course on the outskirts of Madrid. Two days after one of the biggest races of the year and I’m sitting in a café in Atocha Station, … Continue reading European Duathlon Championships Report 2015

Pontevedra World Duathlon Championships

This race report is from the beautiful city of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain where I competed for the 3rd time at the ITU World Duathlon Championships, finishing in 25th place in my age group in a time of 2:08:23. I had a great time with the Irish team throughout our stay, where the locals made a … Continue reading Pontevedra World Duathlon Championships

Running Progress

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

A busy few months

The last few months have been busy, even if I’ve squeezed in 3 holidays in that time. I’m getting abuse at work as all my holidays have involved some sort of race or sport. What’s wrong with sitting on the beach drinking mojitos all day they say? My focus has been on training for both … Continue reading A busy few months

Taking on the World: Duathlon Championships

Next Sunday, I'm competing in the 2011 ITU Duathlon World Championships in Gijon, Spain. Along with over 1,100 athletes from all over the world, I'll get the chance to represent my country. What an opportunity! It's definately a life long dream, to wear the green of Ireland. Football is my first love, so I was … Continue reading Taking on the World: Duathlon Championships

Marathon training: T-2 months to NYC

“By next weekend, you should be doing a 22 mile run.” That’s what Seán at work told me Friday. It still feels like I’ve loads of time to train for the New York Marathon – it’s over 2 months away. But in reality, I don’t have that much time, as my training plan is relentless … Continue reading Marathon training: T-2 months to NYC