Sporting Background

HUSBAND, FATHER, WRITER, PAINTER and ageing athlete who hasn’t quite hung up the lycra.

I decided to have a go at a triathlon in my mid thirties while watching my younger brother do his first. Having enjoyed very little physical exercise since leaving school in 1984, I needed to get fit and lose some weight. I was immediately hooked and then one thing led to another.

Some Results & Achievements:

I held the Irish Ironman / Long Distance Triathlon Record at 42 years of age. (2008)

Ironman World Championships 2012 3rd place podium finisher M45 age group.

Ironman World Championships 2009 5th place, podium finisher in M40 age group. The largest most competitive division at the 2009 World Championships.

To date (December 2015) I am still the only Irishman from the Republic of Ireland, in any division, to stand on the podium at the Ironman World Championships and I have now done so twice.

I have qualified for the Ironman World Championships six times (Raced three).

1st Ironman UK M40 Age group 2008

1st Challenge Barcelona M45 Age Group 2011

4th Challenge Roth M45 Age Group 2011

2nd Overall Tri-Athy Double Olympic 2011

2nd Overall Skerries Sprint Triathlon 2011

1st Overall Racing 795 Inter-Club Duathlon 2012

2nd Overall Waterford Duathlon 2012

3rd Ironman Regensberg M45 2012

1st Overall Skerries Half Ironman 2013

2nd Overall TriGrandPrix Kilkenny 2013

3rd Overall Cobh Jailbreak Olympic Distance 2015