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 […]

Challenge Samorin – Jo Lynch

Challenge Samorin – The Championship Challenge Samorin is the middle-distance Championship race for the Challenge race brand. It takes place in Slovakia every year and attracts a very strong field of both pro’s and age groupers from around the world. Age groupers must qualify for this race from another Challenge race in the previous 12 […]

Race Preview – Westport Triathlon

Race Preview The Swim The swim is in the same location as last year with an extended course for the Olympic race. Swimmers will be in the water for circa 9:45am/10am with the sprint off first about 9:30am. There a 4m tide on the morning and it is relatively sheltered but the wind is mostly […]

Mallorca Training Camp 2019

For the third year in a row we had a crew head off for the sunshine and hills of Mallorca for a week of swim, bike and run with the SunTri training camp. Staying at the Valentin Playa De Muro Resort, each day began with a pool session followed by multiple trips to the breakfast […]

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