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Ironman Cork – Mark Willoughby

A Long Ironman Brick in Cork After doing IM 70.3 Dun Laoghaire in 2018 I had the bug for the Ironman events. I felt after that race that I could go further. So, I started hatching a plan to do a Full Distance Ironman in 2019. My initial plan was to do Ironman Barcelona in […]

Meet the Member – Dee Needham

When did you join Pulse? Summer 2016 Had you any experience of Triathlon before joining the club? No, I swam competitively as a teenager and also did a bit of track and cross country running in school (not that you’d know!).  I cycled on my Raleigh Wispa from morning swims in Balrothery to school in […]

TriAthy 2019 – Nicola McLaughlin

I signed up for the double Olympic in athy in the build up for Ironman 70.3 in August. I did the swim athy a week previous and was good experience for the 3k distance doing it in 55 minutes. On the day of the race, I met plenty of pulsers much more experienced than me […]

Harbourman Triathlon 2019

As usual, we had big numbers turn out for the Base2Race Harbourman Triathlon in Wicklow last weekend. The race was the National Championships for the standard distance and as expected, the cream of the crop turned up to race. With perfect weather conditions and the promise of ice cream at the finish line, our Pulsers […]

IRONMAN Cork – a race for the ages

What a day. What a race. When it was first mooted that a full IRONMAN would be coming to Ireland, the rumours were that they wanted to make it hard. They wanted another Wales. They wanted Youghal to embrace the race in the way Tenby had. I don’t think anyone could have predicted that the […]

Kona Calling

Congratulations to Pulse member Joanna Butler who punched her ticket to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii at the recent Ironman Cork. This was Joanna’s 5th Ironman and she will be the first Pulser to accept her Kona slot. We look forward to watching her line up on Dig Me Beach in Kona on […]

Blessington Triathlon 2019 – Aidan Connolly

I had entered the Blessington standard distance race quite early in the year as I have raced this event a few times in the past. It’s a nice course on quiet roads and it’s so close to Dublin. Armed with only a few 10k runs under my belt, a LOT of cycling but not so […]

Pulse Aquathlon 2019 – Keith Clarges

I’m standing on the grassy verge at the back of the queue waiting to descend the stairs to the choppy waters below. I think back to October; back when I started doing adult swimming lessons down in Meadowbrook.  Back then I couldn’t swim a length of the pool without being out of breath. I think […]

Westport Triathlon 2019 – Joanne Reilly

I never had a chance to go to the Hell of the West triathlon weekend away but the stories are legendary. Always on the look out for a bit of craic I headed off to Westport to see if we could bring back the spirit of the Pulse Away race weekend and I think Westport […]

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