Tag: Triathlon

Ironman Wales; Outside Looking In

TweetSimply put: 2012 was a year of no triathlon for me. I opted to take a year out, focus a bit more on my MTB riding and hopefully finish my Ph.D. without being in debt. Triathlon is not a cheap sport in any stretch of the imagination. Trying to do so on a student budget while also racing cyclocross and… Read more →

Ireman Middle Distance

Tweet Its been a long triathlon season. It started back in January with the training camp in Lanzarote. Two weeks off after the cyclocross nationals then straight into a 28hour training week. Just the way to kick the body into preparation for Ironman Lanzarote in May. A few more months of training and May rolled along and we were standing… Read more →

Bunclody Sprint Triathlon

TweetIt’s a long time since I’ve raced a sprint triathlon, close on 2 years. Memories were hazy as to how to race them other than that vague memory of total and utter pain. The location was excellent, outdoor pool, back roads, nice steep run. The race looked good on paper and didn’t disappoint. Those times resulted in 6th. People went hard, very very… Read more →

Ironman Lanzarote 2011 Report

Tweet Most of this written on the plane on the way home, edits done over the following two weeks, mostly due to laziness, mostly as I didn’t want to think about the race and its implications. i’ll post up the post race bit over the next few days, as well as changes, ideas and what I’d adopt differently ~~ Its… Read more →

Lanzarote Taper

TweetTaper is not a word in my vocabulary normally. With cyclocross and mountain biking we have short races that we don’t worry about and would generally train through. Most of these events we can race back to back weekends and train week in, week out. The only race I activly tapered for last year was the national championships in cyclocross… Read more →

In which I get a sponsor

TweetFunnily enough I still find it hard to talk about myself using the word triathlete. I’ve been racing tri for a while and this is to be my 6th season. I’ve never taken it very serious, although I have had two sepearate coaches, and I’ve always claimed to be in it for fun. However…I am a competitive kinda guy. Tri came… Read more →


TweetI’ve been very lucky in the lead up to Ironman Lanzarote this year. Little to no injuries, no sickness bar a week off in December and nothing that has stopped training bar work. It could only last so long really. Out for an excellent run last Sunday with Pauline up in Howth. Parked up at the quarry and went out… Read more →