Ironman Blog

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

A First

Apologies for blowing my own trumpet but on Sunday at the tender age of 45 I won my very first race.  On a beautiful crisp sunny morning where the Slaney River meanders past the foothills of Mount Leinster, Racing 795 Triathlon Club had their annual inter club “training” Duathlon Challenge. A bit of luck saw me…
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Free House

Free house last night – first 5hr turbo of the season. I need to get out more….

Delighted to announce that Dave Lonnen from Frome Coaching ( Cycling & Triathlon Coaching) has come on board to help me with my running.  If I am going to get anyway near my goal, I need to get my run closer to 3 hours – ideally under 3. Dave has a great running pedigree and…
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Challenge Roth & Barcelona 2011

In 2010 I completed Ironman Austria after – relatively speaking – very little training compared to previous years. It was a late decision to enter having taken some time off training post Ironman Hawaii the previous October, but still I finished Austria in 9hrs 27mins; a good time for me. That result got me to…
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